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Training Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration – 5 days

Class overview :

This course provides learners with the skills necessary to monitor, maintain, optimize and troubleshoot Citrix XenApp 6.5 environments running on Windows Server 2008 R2 software. Learners are introduced to the tools used to monitor the XenApp farm, record farm activity and generate reports.

Class goals :

On completion of this course, students will have learnt about:

  • Troubleshooting the XenApp environment
  • Scaling the XenApp environment
  • Creating farm redundancy
  • Maintaining the XenApp environment
  • Optimizing the XenApp environment
  • Optimizing printing
  • Monitoring XenApp with standard utilities
  • Monitoring XenApp with EdgeSight
  • Securing XenApp

Content of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration

Module 1: Troubleshooting the XenApp Environment

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Logon Issues
  • User Sessions
  • Server Resources
  • Exercise 1-1: Troubleshooting an AppCenter Issue
  • Exercise 1-2: Troubleshooting Web Interface and XML Issues
  • Exercise 1-3: Troubleshooting Launching a Hosted Application
  • Exercise 1-4: Troubleshooting Streaming Applications

Module 2: Scaling the XenApp Environment

  • Farm Configuration Recommendations
  • Farm Scalability
  • Scripted Installation
  • Server Build Scripting
  • XenApp Server Templates
  • Data Store Database Migration
  • Dedicated Data Collector
  • Web Interface Planning
  • Delivery Services
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Integration
  • XenApp and Provisioning Services Integration
  • XenApp and Merchandising Server Integration
  • Exercise 2-1: Preparing to Clone a XenApp Server
  • Exercise 2-2: Cloning a XenApp Server
  • Exercise 2-3: Preparing a XenApp Server for Scripted Configuration
  • Exercise 2-4: Performing a Scripted Configuration

Module 3: Creating Farm Redundancy

  • Eliminating Single Points of Failure
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Load Balancing
  • XenApp and NetScaler Integration
  • Exercise 3-1: Load Balancing Web Interface and XML Services Using Citrix NetScaler
  • Exercise 3-2: Testing Load Balancing through Citrix NetScaler
  • Exercise: 3-3: Installing and Configuring Web Interface on Citrix NetScaler

Module 4: Maintaining the XenApp Environment

  • Farm Setting Migration
  • Data Store Database Maintenance
  • Data Store Database Recovery
  • Local Host Cache
  • XML Service Overview
  • Routine Operations
  • Power and Capacity Management
  • Exercise 4-1: Updating the Mozilla Firefox Streaming Profile
  • Exercise 4-2: Performing Data Store Maintenance Commands
  • Exercise 4-3: Configuring Power and Capacity Management
  • Exercise 4-4: Creating a Restart Schedule for the XenApp Servers

Module 5: Optimizing the XenApp Environment

  • Performance Tuning
  • Windows Server Tuning for XenApp
  • XenApp Tuning
  • Virtual Memory Optimization
  • CPU Optimization
  • Virtual Machine Sizing
  • Multi-Streaming
  • Accelerating ICA Traffic with Branch Repeater
  • QoS through Branch Repeater
  • Exercise 5-1: Enabling Multi-Stream ICA Policies for Specific ICA Traffic
  • Exercise 5-2: Enabling CPU and Memory Optimization

Module 6: Optimizing the User Environment

  • Access methods
  • Application Compatibility
  • Application Streaming
  • General Guidelines For Improving Application Performance
  • User Profiles
  • Session Pre-Launch
  • User Connection Configuration
  • Exercise 6-1: Configuring Profile Management
  • Exercise 6-2: Profiling an Application Requiring A Service
  • Exercise 6-3: Configuring Session Pre-Launch

Module 7: Optimizing Printing

  • Printing Architecture Review
  • Managing Printers
  • Citrix Universal Printer
  • Printing Performance Policies
  • Non-Native Printer Drivers
  • Printer Driver Isolation
  • Printing Tools
  • Troubleshooting Printing
  • Exercise 7-1: Verifying Printer Driver Compatibility with XenApp
  • Exercise 7-2: Replicating Print Drivers Using PowerShell
  • Exercise 7-3: Troubleshooting a Printer Issue with the Citrix Group Policy Modeling Wizard

Module 8: Securing XenApp

  • Setting Rights and Permissions
  • XenVault
  • SSL Certificates
  • XenApp Security with Access Gateway
  • Exercise 8-1: Creating and Distributing a Root CA Certificate
  • Exercise 8-2: Encrypting External ICA Traffic Using ICA Proxy
  • Exercise 8-3: Restricting External Application Access
  • Exercise 8-4: Encrypting XML Traffic With SSL Relay

Module 9: Monitoring XenApp with Standard Utilities

  • XenApp Monitoring
  • XenApp Utilities
  • Citrix Utilities
  • Third-party tools
  • Execise 9-1: Using Desktop Director to View Session Data
  • Exercise 9-2: Monitoring XenApp using Performance Monitor
  • Exercise 9-3: Monitoring XenApp Using Command Line Utilities

Module 10: Monitoring XenApp with EdgeSight

  • EdgeSight Components
  • Real-Time Information
  • Reports
  • Alerts
  • Active Application Monitoring
  • Exercise 10-1: Viewing EdgeSight Historical Data
  • Exercise 10-2: Viewing EdgeSight Real-Time Data
Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration
Training Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration

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Training Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration – 5 days

Class overview :

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration (CXA-206-1I) training course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere.

Class goals :

On completion of this course, students will have learnt about:

  • Introducing XenApp
  • Licensing XenApp
  • Installing XenApp
  • Administrative Configuration
  • Installing and Configuring Web Interface
  • Delivering Applications and Content
  • Streaming Applications
  • Configuring Policies
  • Configuring Load Management
  • Optimizing the User Experience
  • Configuring Self Service Applications
  • Configuring Printing
  • XenApp Security
  • Monitoring XenApp
  • Additional Components

Content of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration

Module 1: Introducing Basic Administration for Citrix XenApp 6

  • XenApp Editions
  • XenApp Features
  • XenApp Architecture:
    • XenApp Components
    • Single and Multiple Farm Environments
    • XenApp Servers: Session host-only and Controllers
    • Data Store
    • Data Store Updates and the Local Host Cache
    • Independent Management Architecture
    • Data Collectors
    • Data Collector Election
    • Zones
    • Additonal XenApp Components
  • AppCenter

Module 2: Licensing XenApp

  • Overview
  • To License XenApp
    • Licensing Communication
    • License Communication Process
    • License Types
    • Citrix License Server
    • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
    • Remote Desktop Licensing
    • Additional Licensing Considerations
  • License Administration Console
    • Port Configuration
    • Delegated Administrators in the License Administration Console
  • Installing Licensing
    • Manual Installation and Configuration
    • Removing Licensing
    • License Server Considerations
  • License File Management
    • Obtaining License Files
    • To Add License Files
    • Subscription Advantage
  • High Availability Considerations
    • Additional License Server Processes
    • License Server Clustering

Module 3: Installing XenApp

  • Overview
  • XenApp Server Role Manager
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Software Requirements
  • Installation Decisions
  • Server Configuration Tool
  • Dyamic Data Center Provisioning
  • Role-based Uninstall
  • XenApp Configuration Options
    • Which Farm or Zones Will Be Used in the Environment?
    • Which Server Will Be Used as the License Server?
    • Which Database Engine Will Be Used for the Data Store Database?
    • Will Shadowing Be Enabled?
    • On Which Port Will the Citrix XML Service Run?
    • When Will Users Be Added to the Local Remote Desktop Users Group?
    • Will Pass-through Authentication Be Used in the Environment?
    • Will Information in the Data Store and Configuration Logging Databases be Protected with IMA Encryption?
  • Web Interface Installation Decisions

Module 4: Configuring XenApp Administration

  • Overview
  • Worker Groups
    • Managing Worker Groups
  • Administrator Privilege Levels
    • Creating Administrator Accounts
    • Configuring Administrator Permissions
    • Configuring Folder Permissions
    • Delegating Administration
  • Configuration Logging
    • Creating the Configuration Logging Database
    • Configuration Logging Database Settings
    • Enabling Configuration Logging

Module 5: Installing and Configuring Web Interface

  • Overview
  • Web Interface Ports
    • Web Interface Communication Process
  • Web Interface Installation
    • Installing the Web Interface
  • Site Creation
    • Creating a Web Interface Site
    • Site Creation Considerations
    • XenApp Web Site Configuration Options
    • XenApp Services Site Configuration
  • Web Interface Site Modification
    • Modifying the Web Interface Configuration File
    • Using the Web Interface Management Console
  • Specifying Citrix Plug-in Backup URLs
  • Site Appearance
    • Site Customization Options
    • Session Preferences
    • Session Options
    • User Options
  • Workspace Control
    • Workspace Control Functionality
    • Workspace Control Configuration Options
    • Workspace Control User Customization
    • Configuring Workspace Control
    • Session Termination
  • Citrix Plug-ins and Web Interface
    • Plug-in Deployment Options
    • Automatically Detecting Plug-ins
    • Client Detection
  • Authentication Configuration
    • Authentication Options
    • Generic RADIUS Support
    • Explicit Authentication
    • Pass-through Authentication
    • Smart Card Authentication
    • Citrix XML Service Trust Relationships
  • Secure Access Configuration
    • Access Methods
    • Network Address Translation
    • Network Address Translation Access Types
  • Server Configuration
    • Configuring Multiple Farms
    • Adding Farms
    • Configuring Load Balancing
    • Enabling Fault Tolerance
    • Specifying the XML Communication Port
    • Ticket Expiration Settings
  • Web Interface Site Removal
  • Troubleshooting Web Interface Issues

Module 6: Delivering Applications and Content

  • Overview
  • Published Resources
    • Published Resource Types
    • Resource Publishing Phases
    • Resource Name and Location
    • Server Assignment
    • Configured or Anonymous Accounts
    • Users and Groups
    • Resource Publishing Settings
  • VM Hosted Apps
    • Components of VM Hosted Apps
  • Organizing Published Resources for Users
  • Advanced Published Resource Settings
    • Access Control
    • Content Redirection
    • Implementing Resource Limits and Client Options
    • Configuring Resource Appearance
  • Published Resource Configuration
    • Session Pre-Launch
    • Managing Connections to Resources
    • Disabling or Hiding a Published Resource
  • Troubleshooting Application Delivery Issues

Module 7: Streaming Applications

  • Overview
  • Application Streaming
    • Application Streaming Benefits
    • Application Streaming Components
    • Application Streaming Communication Process
    • Streaming App-V Packages
  • Citrix Offline Plug-in
    • Citrix Offline Plug-in Cache
    • Citrix Offline Plug-in Installation
  • Citrix Streaming Profiler
    • Profiling Process
    • Installing the Citrix Streaming Profiler
    • Creating a Profile
    • Profile Security Setting
    • Targets
    • Inter-Isolation Communication
    • Profile Preference Settings
    • Profile System Requirements
    • Profile Installation Types
    • Profile Properties
    • Known Limits for Profiling Applications
    • Target Properties
    • Upgrading an Application in a Target
  • Application Delivery Methods
  • The Use Web Delivery Method
  • To Stream to Servers
  • Publishing a Streamed Application
    • Specifying an Alternate Profile for a Published Application
    • Enabling the Least-Privileged User Account
  • Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications
    • Support for Both Remote and Streaming Applications
  • Offline Access Management
    • Indirect Membership to the Offline Access List
    • Providing Offline Access
    • Offline Access Period
    • Renewing Offline Access Period
    • Application Caching
    • Pre-Deployment of Streaming Applications
  • Troubleshooting Streaming Issues

Module 8: Configuring Policies

  • Overview
  • Group Policy Integration
    • IMA-based Group Policies
    • Group Policy Extensions
    • Group Policy Architecture
  • Policy Evaluation
    • Policy Application Process
    • Policy Processing and Precedence
    • Policy Changes Example
    • Policy Precedence Exceptions
  • Policy Rules
  • Support for Policy Templates
  • Policy Filtering
  • Policy Modeling

Module 9: Configuring Load Management

  • Overview
  • Load Manager
  • Load Balancing
    • Load Balancing Process
  • Load Calculation
    • Load Calculations
  • Load Evaluator Configuration
    • Creating Custom Load Evaluators
    • Thresholds for Load Management
    • Assigning Load Evaluators to Servers and Applications
  • Load Balancing Policies
    • Creating Load Balancing Policies
    • Force Application Streaming
  • Preferential Load Balancing
    • Preferential Load Balancing Example
    • Preferential Load Balancing Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Load Management Issues

Module 10: Optimizing the User Experience

  • Overview
  • Optimizing Session Performance
    • Enabling Display Settings
  • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
    • Enabling HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
  • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability Considerations
  • HDX RealTime
    • Enabling HDX RealTime
    • Understanding HDX RealTime Design Considerations
  • HDX Plug-n-Play
    • Enabling HDX Plug-n-Play
    • Understanding HDX Plug-n-Play Design Considerations
  • HDX MediaStream Windows Media Redirection
  • HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection
  • HDX 3D Image Acceleration
    • Enabling HDX 3D Image Acceleration
  • HDX 3D Progressive Display
    • Enabling HDX 3D Progressive Display
  • User Profiles
    • Differentiating User Profile Types
    • Redirecting User Data
    • Managing User Profiles
    • Enabling Profile Management
    • Understanding the Profile Management Logon Process
  • Troubleshooting User Experience Issues

Module 11: Configuring Self-Service Applications

  • Overview
  • Self-Service Applications Technologies
  • Citrix Receiver
    • Citrix Receiver for Windows
    • Citrix Receiver for Macintosh
  • Citrix Merchandising Server
    • Citrix Merchandising Server Architecture
  • Plug-ins
    • Supported Plug-ins, Clients and Receivers
    • Plug-in Delivery
    • Client for Java
    • Installation Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Self-Service Application Issues

Module 12: Configuring Printing

  • Overview
  • Printing Concepts
    • Printing Definitions
    • Printer Types
    • Printing Security
  • Default Printing Behavior
    • Altering the Default Printing Behavior
  • Printer Provisioning
    • User Self-Provisioning
    • Printer Auto-Creation
  • Printing Pathways
    • Network Printing Pathway
    • Client Printing Pathway
    • Printing Pathway Demonstration
  • Printer Drivers
    • Printer Driver Types
  • Citrix Universal Printing
    • Enhanced MetaFile Format
    • Print Preview
    • Citrix Universal Printer
    • Configuring Citrix Universal Printing
  • Administrator-Assigned Network Printers
    • Adding a Network Printer
    • Editing Network Printer Settings
    • Specifying the Default Printer
  • Workspace Control and Proximity Printing
    • Configuring Proximity Printing
  • Printing Preferences
    • Printing Properties
    • Printing Preference Hierarchy
    • Configuring Printer Property Retention
  • Printing Bandwidth
  • Troubleshooting Printing Issues

Module 13: Securing XenApp

  • Overview
  • XenApp Security Solutions
  • SecureICA
  • Citrix SSL Relay
    • SSL Relay Communication
    • Configuring SSL Relay
  • Access Gateway
    • Access Gateway Deployment Scenarios
    • Access Gateway Communications
    • Digital Certificates
    • Securing Access to Hosted Applications
    • SmartAccess
  • Web Interface Configuration
    • Access Methods
    • Access Gateway Settings
    • Configuring Web Interface for Access Gateway Connections
  • Security Configuration Best Practices
  • Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp

Module 14: Monitoring XenApp

  • Overview
  • Health Monitoring and Recovery
  • Service Monitoring for XenApp
    • Service Monitoring Components
    • Service Monitoring Communication
  • License Usage Monitoring
    • Configuring License Alerts
    • Viewing License Usage
    • Viewing Historical License Data
  • Workflow Studio Overview
    • Workflow Studio Architecture
    • Workflow Automation Use Cases
  • Accessing the Farm using PowerShell
  • Administering the Farm using Commands

Module 15: Additional Components

  • Overview
  • SmartAuditor
    • SmartAuditor Components
    • Session Recording Process
  • Single Sign-on
    • Single Sign-on Components
    • Single Sign-on Process
  • Branch Optimization
    • Branch Repeater Components
    • Branch Optimization Process for the Plug-in
  • Provisioning Services
    • Provisioning Services Components
  • Power and Capacity Management
  • XenServer
    • XenServer Components
Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration
Training Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …