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Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration On-Site Training

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

Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration

Course Description/Agenda

Gain the foundation necessary to effectively centralize and manage desktops in the data center and deliver them as a service to users anywhere. You 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. You will also learn how to build a Provisioning services farm to enable single-image desktop management and how to host virtual machines on the client device using Citrix XenClient.

You will learn about XenDesktop 5.5 new HDX enhancements, including quality video and audio on WAN connections, full Windows 7 aero graphical experience, and simplified HDX configuration. This new and helpful content is not included in the course manual, but instructors have it for classroom review.

This course includes an exam voucher for Exam A19 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration, the requirement for the CCA for Citrix XenDesktop 5.


Exam A19 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration, a requirement for the CCA for Citrix XenDesktop 5

What You'll Learn

  • 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
  • XenClient infrastructure
  • Install and configure Synchronizer for XenClient

Who Should Attend

  • IT professionals, including server, network, and system administrators and system engineers, analysts, consultants, and architects
  • Citrix Partner Network members

Course Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of the purpose and goals of virtualization technology
  • Understanding of computing architecture, including network and storage devices, device drivers, and operating systems
  • Basic experience installing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Basic understanding of server, desktop, and application virtualization concepts

Course Outline

1. 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
  • Run Quick Deploy

2. 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
  • Create an ISO Library
  • Windows Virtual Machine Device Support
  • Windows Virtual Machine Creation
  • XenServer Tools
  • Test Your Knowledge: Create an ISO Library
  • Test Your Knowledge: Windows Virtual Machine Creation
  • Templates and Life-Cycle Operations
  • Virtual Machine Templates
  • 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
  • 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
  • Create a NIC Bond in XenCenter
  • VLANs
  • Storage
  • Storage Repositories
  • Remote Storage
  • Storage Capability Comparison
  • Test Your Knowledge: Storage Components
  • Troubleshooting Hypervisor Issues

3. 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
  • Web Interface
  • Web Interface Considerations
  • Desktop Delivery Communication Process
  • Access Gateway
  • ICA Proxy Mode
  • Access Gateway


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