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



  • 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



        • Removing Desktops from Delivery Groups

          • 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



    • ï‚· 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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