Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop Administration 7.6


Course Description:

Designed for students with little or no previous XenApp or XenDesktop experience. Obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management. Refer to the topic outline for a detailed view of topics covered in the course.


Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture and communications of XenApp and XenDesktop components 
  • Understand the prerequisites for a successful XenApp and XenDesktop deployment
  • Install and configure a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • Deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS) 
  • Understand the differences and benefits of Provisioning Services as an image management solution 
  • Install and configure a highly available Citrix StoreFront site 
  • Install and configure Citrix Receiver for end user access 
  • Set up Citrix Profile management for end user data 
  • Understand and configure printing within a XenApp and XenDesktop environment 
  • Understand and configure Citrix policies for managing end-user session experience
  • Understand how to configure basic security features of XenApp and XenDesktop 
  • Use Citrix Director to monitor and troubleshoot end user sessions and view environment


Chapter 1: Architectural Overview 

  • FlexCast models (use cases)
  • Architecture 
  • Layered approach methodology 
  • Hosting platform considerations

Chapter 2: Initial Requirements and Lab 

  • Citrix consulting methodology 
  • Supporting infrastructure prerequisites 
  • Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations 
  • Lab environment

Chapter 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site 

  • Licensing considerations 
  • Installation and management 
  • Introduction to basic license server troubleshooting 
  • Delivery Controller role 
  • The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Databases • XML traffic security

Chapter 4: Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources 

  • The Virtual Delivery Agent 
  • Machine catalogs and delivery groups
  • Provisioning methods and considerations 
  • Provisioning methods: Machine Creation Services (MCS) in depth 
  • MCS environment considerations 
  • Creating resources

Chapter 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver 

  • StoreFront installation and architecture 
  • Receiver
  • Receiver configurations

Chapter 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies 

  • Policies introduction 
  • Policies for session management

Chapter 7: Application Presentation and Management 

  • Application properties 
  • File-type association 
  • Shortcut placement 
  • HDX Monitor

Chapter 8: Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop 

  • Printing introduction
  • Print job routing 
  • Printer driver management 
  • Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server

Chapter 9: Citrix Profile Management

  • User profiles 
  • Configuring Citrix Profile management

Chapter 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Delegated administration 
  • Logging and reporting 
  • Introduction to PowerShell

Chapter 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy 

  • Component failure review 
  • Methods of redundancy

Chapter 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security 

  • Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations 
  • Certificate authority
  • StoreFront consideration for external access 
  • XML service security considerations 
  • External HDX connection security with NetScaler Gateway

Chapter 13: Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Introduction to Citrix Director 
  • Navigating Director
  • Monitoring sessions 
  • Interacting with sessions
  • Network monitoring with HDX Insight

Chapter 14: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop 

  • Introduction to Supporting XenApp/XenDesktop Site 
  • Known Issue Awareness 
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release 
  • Common Troubleshooting Tools

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Hidayat Ghori
An adept Virtualization Professional with over 14 years experience in the Information Technology industry. A specialist in the design, integration and implementation of complex virtual environment with 12 years of in-depth experience with Citrix virtualization technologies working directly with Citrix Consulting Services team. Worked all over Canada and USA designing, deploying and implementing Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler solutions. Passionate teacher whose wish is to see all his students succeed. Unique interactive and evaluation based teaching style, provides one to one feedback on every individual after completion of the course. Looking forward to meet and work with all the potential students and job seekers.