Application Virtualization Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 (CXD-203)

Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 (CXD-203)

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  • Duration: 5 
  • Language: English
  • Audience: Operators and Administrators

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Description

The Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Solutions training course provides students with the skills required to effectively support a Citrix application and desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This Citrix training course is based on final product code and is currently available through selected Citrix Authorized Learning Centers (CALCs).

During this Citrix training course, students will learn how to successfully manage, monitor, support and troubleshoot a XenDesktop 7.6 solution, which includes growing the implementation to accommodate changes in the environment (adding new applications, new users, new desktops and new policies) and troubleshooting common issues.

Audience

This Citrix training course is recommended for Operators and Administrators that need to manage an existing XenDesktop 7.6 solution.
 

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this Citrix course, learners are able to:

  •    Understand the XenDesktop 7.5 architecture, components, and communication
  •    Delegate administration and manage licenses
  •    Manage and monitor their hypervisor
  •    Manage applications and desktops in a XenDesktop environment
  •    Manage StoreFront and access for external end users
  •    Manage policies and profiles
  •    Manage sessions, sites, and users
  •    Manage printing
  •    Manage Provisioning Services and Personal vDisks
 

Topics Covered

Module 1: Understanding the Architecture of a XenApp and XenDesktop Solution

  • XenApp or XenDesktop
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Architecture Overview
  • User Layer

Citrix Receiver

Access Layer

  •    Citrix NetScaler
  •    Citrix StoreFront
  •    Discussion Question

Control Layer

  •    Delivery Controller
  •    Machine Creation Services
  •    Citrix Provisioning Services
  •    Hypervisor
  •    Virtual Delivery Agent
  •    Discussion Question

Resource Layer

  •    Applications
  •    Operating System Image
  •    Citrix Profile Management
  •    Policies
  •    Personal vDisk

Management Layer

  •    Citrix Studio
  •    Citrix Director
  •    Discussion Question

  • XenApp and XenDesktop Sites
  • Ports
  • New Features
  • Deprecated Features
  • Discussion Question
  • Reinforcement Exercise: XenDesktop 7 Components

Module 2: Managing Licenses and Delegating Administration

Managing Licenses in Studio
Discussion Question
Types of Licenses
Downloading, Allocating, and Importing a License File
To Download, Allocate, and Import a License File
       Discussion Question
       Adding a License Administrator
           To Add a License Administrator
   Managing Delegated Administration
       Administrators
       Roles
       Scopes
           To Add an Administrator
           To Create a Custom Scope Using Studio
           To Edit a Custom Scope
           To Create a Custom Role
           To Edit a Custom Role
           To Edit an Administrator's Permissions
       Running a Delegated Administration Report
           To Run a Delegated Administration Report
       Discussion Question
  •        Using PowerShell
  •        Discussion Question
  •    Monitoring Configuration Logs
  •            To Display Configuration Log Content
  •            To Generate Configuration Log Reports
  •            To Change the Configuration Log Settings
  •        Discussion Question
  •    Troubleshooting: Managing Licenses and Delegated Administration
  •    Reinforcement Exercise: Configuring Roles and Scopes

Module 3: Managing and Monitoring the Hypervisor

   Architecture Overview
   Creating a Virtual Machine from an ISO
       Creating a Virtual Machine
           To Create a Virtual Machine From an ISO
           To Install a Windows OS onto a Virtual Machine
       Installing XenServer Tools
           To Install XenServer Tools on a Virtual Machine
       Generalizing the Virtual Machine
           To Generalize the Virtual Machine
       Creating a Template
           To Create a Template from a Virtual Machine
   Managing Virtual Machines within a Hypervisor
       Creating a Virtual Machine
           To Create a Virtual Machine Using XenCenter
       Taking a Snapshot
           To Take a Snapshot in XenCenter
       Discussion Question
       Restoring a Virtual Machine From Sysprep
           To Restore a Virtual Machine from Sysprep
       Copying a Virtual Machine
           To Copy a Virtual Machine Using XenCenter
       Discussion Question
       Reverting to a Snapshot
           To Revert to a Snapshot in XenCenter
       Discussion Question
   Adjusting Virtual Machine or Template Resources
       Adding Storage to a Virtual Machine or Template
           To Add Storage to a Virtual Machine or Template in XenCenter
       Adjusting the Storage Allocated to a Virtual Machine
           To Adjust the Storage Allocated to a Virtual Machine in XenCenter
       Adjusting the Memory Allocated to a Virtual Machine or Template
           To Adjust Virtual Machine or Template Memory Allocations in XenCenter
       Adjusting vCPUs Allocated to a Virtual Machine or Template
           To adjust the vCPUs allocated to a Virtual Machine or Template in XenCenter
           To Remove a Virtual NIC in XenCenter
       Managing a Virtual NIC
           To Remove a Virtual NIC in XenCenter
           To Add a Virtual NIC in XenCenter
           To Adjust a Virtual NIC in XenCenter
           To Activate or Deactivate a Virtual NIC in XenCenter
       Discussion Question
   Configuring and Customizing Alerts
           To Configure and Customize Alerts in XenCenter
       Discussion Question
   Troubleshooting: Managing and Monitoring Hypervisors
   Reinforcement Exercise 1: Creating a Virtual Machine Template
   Reinforcement Exercise 2: Completing the Setup Process After a Sysprep

Module 4: Managing Desktops and Applications

   Architecture Overview
   Connecting to Resources
   Managing Machine Catalogs
   To Create New Resource Settings
   Using Machine Creation Services
   Discussion Question
   Creating a Machine Catalog for Server Desktops and Hosted Applications
       Installing the Virtual Delivery Agent
           To Install and Configure the VDA on a Server OS
           To Install and Configure the VDA on a Desktop OS
       Creating a Machine Catalog for Windows Server
           Using a Virtual IP Address
           To Create a Server OS Machine Catalog
       Creating a Machine Catalog for Windows Desktop
           To Create a Desktop OS Machine Catalog
       Discussion Question
   Managing Delivery Groups
           To Create a Delivery Group for Application Delivery
       Discussion Question
           To Create a Delivery Group for Anonymous User Access
           To Create a Delivery Group for User Desktops
       Organizing Applications in Folders
           To Organize Applications in Folders
       Securing Connections
   Managing Resources
           To Add Machines to a Machine Catalog
           To Perform an Update to the Master Image Virtual Machine
           To Update the Desktops in a Machine Catalog
       Managing Active Directory Accounts
           To Manage Active Directory Accounts
       Managing Power for Machines in a Desktop OS Delivery Group
           To Manage Power for Machines in a Desktop OS Delivery Group
           To Reallocate Machines in a Delivery Group
           To Shut Down and Restart Desktops
       Enabling and Disabling Maintenance Mode
           To Enable and Disable Maintenance Mode
           To Remove Desktops from Delivery Groups
       Deleting a Delivery Group
           To Delete a Delivery Group
       Deleting Machines from a Machine Catalog
           To Delete Machines from a Machine Catalog
           To Delete a Machine Catalog
   Troubleshooting: Managing Desktops and Applications
   Reinforcement Exercise: Delivering Server Desktops

Module 5: Managing StoreFront

   StoreFront Architectural Overview
       StoreFront Components
       StoreFront Communication
       Discussion Question
   StoreFront Management Console
   Creating a New Store
       To Create and Add a New Store
   Creating Anonymous User Stores
       To Create a Store for Anonymous User Access
   Hiding a Store
       To Hide a Store
       Discussion Question
   Managing Authentication
       Configuring Authentication
           To Configure Authentication Methods
       Discussion Question
   Enabling End Users to Change Their Passwords
       To Enable End Users to Change Expired Passwords
   Managing Delivery Controllers
       Adding Delivery Controllers
           To Add Delivery Controllers
           To Remove Delivery Controllers
       Discussion Question
   Removing a Store
       To Remove a Store
       Discussion Question
   Troubleshooting: Managing StoreFront
   Reinforcement Exercise: Creating and Configuring a New Store

Module 6: Managing Policies and Profiles

   Policy Precedence (Studio vs. Group Policy Objects)
   Creating Policies Using Studio
       Unfiltered Policy
       Using a Policy Template in Studio
           To Create a Policy from a Template
           To Create a Policy Using Studio
       Applying a Policy Using Studio
           To Apply a Policy
       Editing a Policy Using Studio
           To Edit a Policy
       Prioritizing Policies Using Studio
           To Prioritize a Policy
       Discussion Questions
           To Create a Computer Template in Studio
       Exporting a Policy Template Using Studio
           To Export a Policy Template
       Importing a Policy Template Using Studio
           To Import a Policy Template
       Running the Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP)
           To Create the RSOP Using the Group Policy Management Console
   Creating Policies Using Group Policy
       Creating and Applying a Group Policy Object
           To Create a GPO
       Editing a Group Policy Object
           To Edit a Policy
       Using a User Template with Group Policy
           To Use a User Template
       Discussion Question
       Importing a Policy Template with Group Policy
           To Import a Policy Template
       Exporting a Policy Template with Group Policy
           To Export a Policy Template
       Prioritizing a Policy Using Group Policy
           To Change the Priority of a Policy
       Discussion Question
   Troubleshooting: Managing Policies
   Managing End-User Profiles
       Configuring Folder Redirection
           To Configure Folder Redirection
       Managing Profile Settings Using Citrix Policies
           To Manage Profile Settings Using Citrix Policies
       Resolving Conflicting Profiles
           To Resolve Conflicting Profiles
       Streaming End-User Profiles
           To Stream End-User Profiles
       Discussion Question
   Troubleshooting: Profile Management
   Reinforcement Exercise 1: Working with Policies
   Reinforcement Exercise 2: Working with Profiles

Module 7: Managing and Monitoring Sessions, Sites, and End Users with Director

   Director Overview
       To Monitor an End-User Session
       To Access Director
   Monitoring within the Director Dashboard
       Monitoring Infrastructure
           To Monitor the Infrastructure
       Monitoring Connected Sessions
           To Monitor Connected Sessions
       Monitoring Logon Duration Averages
           To Monitor Logon Duration Averages
       Monitoring Machine and End-User Connection Failures
           To Monitor End-User Connection Failures
   Monitoring and Managing End-User Sessions
       Viewing End-User Sessions
           To View End-User Sessions
       Searching for an End User
           To Search for an End User
       Monitoring End-User Applications
           To Monitor End-User Applications
       Monitoring End-User Machine Processes
           To Monitor End-User Machine Processes
       Managing an End User's Machine Power Status
           To Manage an End User's Machine Power Status
       Enabling or Disabling Maintenance Mode
           To Enable or Disable Maintenance Mode
       Resetting an End-User Profile
           To Reset an End-User Profile
       Discussion Question
       Monitoring HDX Channels
           To Monitor HDX Channels
       Sending a Message to an End User
           To Send a Message to an End User
       Shadowing an End-User Session
           To Shadow an End-User Session
       Disconnecting an End-User Session
           To Disconnect an End-User Session
       Logging an End User Off
           To Log an End User Off
       Discussion Question
       Monitoring Historical Trends
           To Monitor Historical Trends
   Troubleshooting: Managing Sites, Sessions, and End Users with Director
   Reinforcement Exercise: Using Director

Module 8: Managing Printing

   Print Management Process
   Default Printing Behavior
   Configuring Client Printing
       Modifying Client Printer Auto-Creation
           To Modify Client Printer Auto-Creation Behavior
       Discussion Question
       Adding Session Printers
           To Add Session Printers
   Managing Printer Drivers
       Automatic Installation of In-Box Printer Drivers
           To Configure the Automatic Installation of Printer Drivers
       Configuring Printer Driver Mapping and Compatibility
           To Configure Printer Driver Mapping and Compatibility
       Universal Printer Driver
       Controlling Universal Printing Behavior
   Optimizing Printing Performance
       To Configure Printing Optimization
   Discussion Question
   Setting Up and Managing the Universal Print Server
       To Set Up and Manage the Universal Print Server
   Troubleshooting: Managing Printing
   Reinforcement Exercise: Managing Printing

Module 9: Managing Provisioning Services

   Citrix Provisioning Services
   Machine Creation Services or Provisioning Services
   Provisioning Services Overview and Architecture
   Discussion Question
   Navigating the Provisioning Services Console
       To Navigate the Provisioning Services Console
   To Create a Provisioning Services Master Virtual Machine
   To Install the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA)
   Creating the vDisk
   To Convert the Hard Drive of the Master Target Device to a vDisk
   Setting the vDisk Mode
       To set the vDisk Mode
   Creating the Machine Catalog
       To Create a Diskless Target Device Template
       To Create the Machine Catalog
   Discussion Question
   To Assign a Machine Catalog to a Delivery Group
   Discussion Question
   To Update a vDisk
   Promoting Updated Versions
       To Promote Updated vDisk Versions
   Discussion Question
   VHD Chain of Differencing Disks
   Merging VHD Differencing Disks
       To Merge VHD Differencing Disks
   Troubleshooting: Provisioning Services
   Reinforcement Exercise: Provisioning Services
 

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