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Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This course provides students with the foundation necessary to effectively plan for and perform the tasks necessary to successfully incorporate a complete Citrix virtualization solution into a Windows Server environment.

Course Description/Agenda

The CVE-401-1 Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution course provides students with the foundation necessary to effectively plan for and perform the tasks necessary to successfully incorporate a complete Citrix virtualization solution in to a Windows Server 2008 environment. Upon course completion, students will be able to integrate key Citrix virtualization technologies, including XenServer, XenApp, Provisioning Services, and XenDesktop, to create an end-to-end virtualization solution. This hands-on curriculum includes exercises that teach students best practices for securing the environment, monitoring the different components in the environment, backing-up critical systems, and updating and patching applications and virtualized servers.


This course is intended for IT professionals, such as Server, Network and Systems Engineers. Systems Integrators, Systems Administrators and Application Engineers are also appropriate candidates for this course.

Included Citrix Technologies

The exercises for this course include hands-on integration of the following Citrix core and component products:

  • XenServer 6.0
  • Provisioning Services 6.0
  • XenApp 6.5
  • XenDesktop 5.5
  • EdgeSight 5.4 (for Endpoints and XenApp)
  • Access Gateway VPX
  • NetScaler VPX
  • Profile management 4.0
  • Single Sign-on 5.0
  • Merchandising Server 2.2

Preparatory Recommendations

Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that learners possess the following:

  • Experience using the following Citrix products :
    • Citrix XenServer 5.6 or higher
    • Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 or higher
    • Citrix XenApp 6.0 or higher
    • Citrix XenDesktop 5.0 or higher
  • Experience using Windows Server 2008, including:
    • Active Directory
    • Terminal Services
    • DHCP
    • DNS
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Troubleshooting
    • Base OS, including server roles
    • Group Policy Objects
  • Experience using Microsoft SQL Server 2
  • Completion of the following courses or demonstrate equivalent knowledge:
    • CXS-203-1 - Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration
    • CXA-206-1 - Citrix XenApp 6.5 Ad ministration
    • CXA-301-1 - Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration
    • CXD-202-1 - Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration
  • Key Skills

Upon completion of this course, learners are able to:

  • Prepare the storage NICs, resource pools, and networking configurations for a XenServer host.
  • Configure Provisioning Services for the environment.
  • Migrate an existing XenApp farm and provision new XenApp servers.
  • Manage user personalization settings with Citrix Profile management.
  • Create a master virtual desktop for XenDesktop.
  • Configure Access Gateway VPX.
  • Increase password security using Single Sign-on.
  • Monitor the virtualized environment with Citrix EdgeSight.
  • Reduce power consumption with Power and Capacity Management.

Topic Outline

Provided is the outline for CVE-401-1:

  • XenServer Integration
    • ISO Storage
    • Pre - Installation Considerations
    • Optimizing XenServer
  • Provisioning Services Integration
    • Network Support of Streaming
    •  o vDisk Types
    • High Availability
    • Write-Cache Location
    • Optimizations
  • XenApp Integration
    • Provisioning Services with XenApp 3
    •  o XenApp Configurations
    • Profile Management
    •  o XenApp Security
    •  o XenApp Farm Migration
  • XenDesktop Integration
    • Virtual Desktop Components
    • Capacity Planning
    • Application Delivery Methods in a Virtual Desktop
    •  o XenDesktop Security
  • Virtual Environment Monitoring
    • EdgeSight
    • Monitoring Best Practices
  • Virtual Environment Maintenance
    •  o XenApp, XenDesktop, and Virtual Machine Backup
    • Protecting Critical Systems
    • Single Sign - on
    • Workflow Studio Overview
    • Power and Capacity Management


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