Training Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration – 5 days

Class overview :

This course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage desktops in the datacenter and deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Students will learn how to select a desktop delivery model for each user group based on their needs, build proof-of-concept and production XenDesktop environments, assign virtual desktops to users and customize the user experience through policies.

Class goals :

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Determine the best Flexcast delivery model for each user group.
  • Build a XenDesktop proof-of-concept environment.
  • Configure a XenServer host for desktop delivery.
  • Build and configure a production XenDesktop site.
  • Manage virtual desktops as a single entity by creating a desktop catalog.
  • Modify a desktop image without impacting user productivity.
  • Restrict or allow certain XenDesktop features using policies.
  • Monitor site activity and troubleshoot issues in Desktop Director.
  • Install and configure Provisioning services.
  • Copy a desktop image to a virtual disk that can be streamed to virtual and physical target devices.
  • Identify the XenClient infrastructure.
  • Install and configure Synchronizer for XenClient.

Content of Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration

Introducing XenDesktop

  • Five Core Strengths of XenDesktop
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • XenDesktop Product Family
  • Test Your Knowledge: XenDesktop Product Family
  • FlexCast
  • Use Cases
  • Virtual Desktop Models
  • Test Your Knowledge: Virtual Desktop Models
  • HDX Technologies
  • Hosted Desktop Delivery
  • Quick Deploy
  • Quick Deploy System Requirements
  • To Run Quick Deploy

Configuring the Hypervisor for Desktop Delivery

  • Virtualization
  • Virtualization Components
  • Hypervisors
  • Hypervisor Role in Desktop Delivery
  • Test Your Knowledge: The Hypervisor Role in Desktop Delivery
  • Windows Virtual Machine Architecture
  • Installation from an ISO
  • To Create an ISO Library
  • Windows Virtual Machine Device Support
  • Windows Virtual Machine Creation
  • XenServer Tools
  • Test Your Knowledge: To Create an ISO Library
  • Test Your Knowledge: Windows Virtual Machine Creation
  • Templates and Life-Cycle Operations
  • Virtual Machine Templates
  • To Provision a New Virtual Machine Using a Template
  • Virtual Machine Export and Import
  • Virtual Machine Duplication
  • Test Your Knowledge: Export, Import, and Copy Virtual Machines
  • Snapshots
  • Virtual Machine Operations
  • XenConvert
  • To Convert a Server or Desktop to a Virtual Machine
  • Virtual Machine Resource Management
  • Events and Alerts
  • Resource Pools
  • Virtual Machine Movement
  • Network Components and Architecture
  • External Networks
  • Internal-only Network
  • NIC Bonds
  • To Create a NIC Bond in XenCenter
  • VLANs
  • Storage
  • Storage Repositories
  • Remote Storage
  • Storage Capability Comparison
  • Test Your Knowledge: Storage Components
  • Troubleshooting Hypervisor Issues

Installing and Configuring XenDesktop

  • XenDesktop Architecture
  • Production Site Configuration
  • License File Management
  • Obtaining License Files
  • Security Considerations
  • Active Directory Considerations
  • Supported Active Directory Environments
  • Active Directory-Based Controller Discovery
  • Active Directory Objects
  • Test Your Knowledge: Active Directory Considerations
  • Configuring a XenDesktop Site
  • To Configure a XenDesktop Site
  • Web Interface
  • Web Interface Considerations
  • Desktop Delivery Communication Process
  • Access Gateway
  • ICA Proxy Mode
  • Access Gateway Deployment Scenarios
  • Access Gateway Communications
  • Access Gateway Authentication
  • Single Sign-on to Web Interface
  • SmartAccess

Managing Desktop Catalogs and Groups

  • Administration Roles
  • To Add an Administrator Account
  • Preparing a Virtual Desktop for Delivery
  • Virtual Desktop Agent Installation
  • Virtual Desktop Agent Wizard Settings
  • Manual Firewall Configuration
  • Machine Creation Services
  • Machine Creation Services Host and Storage Requirements
  • Desktop Catalogs
  • Machine Types
  • Pooled Machine Type
  • Dedicated Machine Type
  • Existing Machine Type
  • Physical Machine Type
  • Streamed Machine Type
  • Virtual Desktop Updates
  • To Modify the Master Virtual Machine
  • To Revert to the Previous Master Virtual Machine
  • Desktop Groups
  • Desktop Group Types
  • Desktop Group Examples
  • To Create a Desktop Group
  • Power Management
  • Pools and Buffers
  • To Configure Power Management
  • Troubleshooting Desktop Catalog and Group Issues

Customizing the User Experience

  • User Device Types
  • Display Modes
  • Profile Management
  • User Profiles
  • User Profile Types
  • Redirecting User Data
  • Managing User Profiles
  • Profile Management Logon Process
  • To Enable Profile Management
  • FlexCast for Apps
  • Application Delivery Method
  • Test Your Knowledge: Application Delivery Method
  • XenDesktop Policies
  • Policy Creation
  • To Create a Policy
  • Policy Settings
  • Policy Setting Best Practices
  • Policy Prioritization
  • Test Your Knowledge: Policies, Printers, and Client Drive Mapping
  • Troubleshooting Customization Issues

Monitoring XenDesktop Sites

  • Desktop Director
  • Installing Desktop Director
  • Accessing Desktop Director
  • Desktop Director Pages
  • Filters
  • Searching for a User or Machine
  • User and Machine Management
  • Managing Machines
  • Managing End Users
  • User Shadowing
  • To Shadow a User
  • Troubleshooting Site Monitoring Issues

Streaming Desktops to Virtual and Physical Machines

  • Streamed VHDs and Catalogs
  • Provisioning Services
  • Citrix Provisioning Services Infrastructure
  • Citrix Provisioning Services Components
  • Key Services
  • Provisioning Services Administration
  • Installation Planning
  • Network Boot Services
  • Boot Process
  • DHCP Deployment Options
  • DHCP Configuration
  • Provisioning Services Farm Design
  • Farms
  • SQL Database Server
  • Service Account Permissions
  • Sites
  • Stores
  • Write Caches
  • Storage Requirements
  • Sample vDisk Storage Requirements
  • Provisioning Services Installation
  • To Install Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Configuration
  • To Configure a Provisioning Services Farm
  • Store Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Provisioning Services Installation and Configuration

Creating a Shared vDisk

  • vDisk Image Modes
  • Standard Image Mode
  • Difference Disk Image Mode
  • Private Image Mode
  • Write-Cache Types
  • Cache on Server Disk
  • Cache on Server Disk: Local Storage
  • Cache on Server Disk: Shared Storage
  • Cache on Device’s Hard Drive
  • Cache on Device’s Hard Drive: Local Storage
  • Cache on Device’s Hard Drive: Shared Storage
  • Target Device-based RAM Cache
  • Target Device RAM
  • To Create a vDisk
  • Imaging Wizard
  • vDisk File Creation
  • VHD Format
  • vDisk Mounting
  • vDisk Formatting
  • Master Target Device
  • Boot Order
  • Master Target Device Software
  • To Create a Windows Master Target Device using the Imaging Wizard
  • XenConvert Overview
  • To Image Windows Target Devices with XenConvert
  • Troubleshooting vDisk Creation Issues

Administering Provisioning Services Components

  • Provisioning Services Hosts in the Console
  • Target Device Connections
  • Provisioning Services Host Properties
  • Target Device Management
  • Target Device Collection
  • Target Device Views
  • Target Device Properties
  • Active Directory Integration
  • To Manage Domain Passwords
  • Automatic Password Renegotiation
  • To Integrate Active Directory
  • Test Your Knowledge: Active Directory Login Issue
  • vDisk Management
  • vDisk Properties
  • To Create a vDisk File
  • To Unassign vDisks from Target Devices
  • To Delete a vDisk
  • vDisk Locks
  • vDisk Backup
  • Streamed Desktop Catalogs
  • To Create a Streamed Desktop Catalog
  • vDisk Updates
  • Automatic Update
  • Incremental Update
  • Autoupdate Tool
  • Incremental Update Rollback
  • Scheduled vDisk Updates
  • vDisk Update Strategies
  • Troubleshooting Provisioning Services Issues

Delivering Local VM Desktops

  • Local VM Desktops with XenClient
  • XenClient Architecture
  • Synchronizer for XenClient
  • Test Your Knowledge: XenClient Components
  • XenClient Installation
  • To Install XenClient
  • XenClient Configuration
  • Receiver for XenClient
  • To Create a Virtual Machine
  • XenClient Tools
  • Synchronizer Installation and Configuration
  • Image Management
  • To Upload a Virtual Machine to the Synchronizer
  • To Assign Desktops to End Users
  • User Management
  • To Create a Local User or Group
  • To Link an Existing AD User or Group
  • Device Management
  • XenClient User Experience
  • Secure Application Sharing
  • Troubleshooting Local VM Desktop Issues
Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration
Training Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration

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