Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration

Days 5    Code CXA2061   Fee £2395

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration training course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralise and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere.

Course Details

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration training course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralise and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Learners will receive training for installing and configuring Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2, Citrix Receiver and plug-ins, as well as for using administrative consoles and tools to configure resources, policies, server and farm settings, printers, virtualised applications and more.

This course is intended for IT professionals, such as server, network and systems administrators familiar with Microsoft Windows environments, including Windows 2008 R2 administrators interested in becoming a XenApp administrator. Existing XenApp administrators or systems engineers interested in updating their XenApp skills, receiving Citrix authorised training on XenApp 6.5, or achieving certification for XenApp 6.5 are ideal candidates. Systems engineers, sales engineers, analysts, consultants and architects also are also appropriate candidates for this course.

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy

  • Familiarity with application virtualisation technologies, such as Citrix application streaming or Microsoft App-V

  • Exposure to basic system administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures and high availability operations

  • Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates

  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

  • Basic understanding of Windows Server networking concepts, such as DNS, IIS®, load balancing, and file and printing services

  • Familiarity with server monitoring tools

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introducing Basic Administration for Citrix XenApp 6

    XenApp Editions
    XenApp Features
    XenApp Architecture: XenApp Components; Single and Multiple Farm Environments; XenApp Servers: Session host-only and Controllers; Data Store; Data Store Updates and the Local Host Cache; Independent Management Architecture; Data Collectors; Data Collector Election; Zones; Additonal XenApp Components
    AppCenter
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 3: Installing XenApp

    Overview
    XenApp Server Role Manager
    Hardware Requirements
    Software Requirements
    Installation Decisions
    Server Configuration Tool
    Dyamic Data Center Provisioning
    Role-based Uninstall
    XenApp Configuration Options: Which Farm or Zones Will Be Used in the Environment? Which Server Will Be Used as the License Server? Which Database Engine Will Be Used for the Data Store Database? Will Shadowing Be Enabled? On Which Port Will the Citrix XML Service Run? When Will Users Be Added to the Local Remote Desktop Users Group? Will Pass-through Authentication Be Used in the Environment? Will Information in the Data Store and Configuration Logging Databases be Protected with IMA Encryption?
    Web Interface Installation Decisions;
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 5: Installing and Configuring Web Interface

    Overview
    Web Interface Ports: Web Interface Communication Process
    Web Interface Installation: Installing the Web Interface
    Site Creation: Creating a Web Interface Site; Site Creation Considerations; XenApp Web Site Configuration Options; XenApp Services Site Configuration
    Web Interface Site Modification: Modifying the Web Interface Configuration File; Using the Web Interface Management Console
    Specifying Citrix Plug-in Backup URLs
    Site Appearance: Site Customisation Options; Session Preferences; Session Options; User Options
    Workspace Control: Workspace Control Functionality; Workspace Control Configuration Options; Workspace Control User Customisation; Configuring Workspace Control; Session Termination
    Citrix Plug-ins and Web Interface: Plug-in Deployment Options; Automatically Detecting Plug-ins; Client Detection
    Authentication Configuration: Authentication Options; Generic RADIUS Support; Explicit Authentication; Pass-through Authentication; Smart Card Authentication; Citrix XML Service Trust Relationships
    Secure Access Configuration: Access Methods; Network Address Translation; Network Address Translation Access Types
    Server Configuration: Configuring Multiple Farms; Adding Farms; Configuring Load Balancing; Enabling Fault Tolerance; Specifying the XML Communication Port; Ticket Expiration Settings
    Web Interface Site Removal
    Troubleshooting Web Interface Issues
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 7: Streaming Applications

    Overview
    Application Streaming: Application Streaming Benefits; Application Streaming Components; Application Streaming Communication Process; Streaming App-V Packages
    Citrix Offline Plug-in: Citrix Offline Plug-in Cache; Citrix Offline Plug-in Installation
    Citrix Streaming Profiler: Profiling Process; Installing the Citrix Streaming Profiler; Creating a Profile; Profile Security Setting
    Targets; Inter-Isolation Communication; Profile Preference Settings; Profile System Requirements; Profile Installation Types; Profile Properties; Known Limits for Profiling Applications; Target Properties; Upgrading an Application in a Target
    Application Delivery Methods
    The Use Web Delivery Method
    To Stream to Servers
    Publishing a Streamed Application: Specifying an Alternate Profile for a Published Application; Enabling the Least-Privileged User Account
    Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications: Support for Both Remote and Streaming Applications
    Offline Access Management: Indirect Membership to the Offline Access List; Providing Offline Access; Offline Access Period; Renewing Offline Access Period; Application Caching; Pre-Deployment of Streaming Applications
    Troubleshooting Streaming Issues
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 9: Configuring Load Management

    Overview
    Load Manager
    Load Balancing: Load Balancing Process
    Load Calculation: Load Calculations
    Load Evaluator Configuration: Creating Custom Load Evaluators; Thresholds for Load Management; Assigning Load Evaluators to Servers and Applications
    Load Balancing Policies: Creating Load Balancing Policies; Force Application Streaming
    Preferential Load Balancing: Preferential Load Balancing Example; Preferential Load Balancing Considerations
    Troubleshooting Load Management Issues
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 11: Configuring Self-Service Applications

    Overview
    Self-Service Applications Technologies
    Citrix Receiver: Citrix Receiver for Windows; Citrix Receiver for Macintosh
    Citrix Merchandising Server: Citrix Merchandising Server Architecture
    Plug-ins: Supported Plug-ins, Clients and Receivers; Plug-in Delivery; Client for Java; Installation Considerations
    Troubleshooting Self-Service Application Issues
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 13: Securing XenApp

    Overview
    XenApp Security Solutions
    SecureICA
    Citrix SSL Relay: SSL Relay Communication; Configuring SSL Relay
    Access Gateway: Access Gateway Deployment Scenarios; Access Gateway Communications; Digital Certificates; Securing Access to Hosted Applications; SmartAccess
    Web Interface Configuration: Access Methods; Access Gateway Settings; Configuring Web Interface for Access Gateway Connections
    Security Configuration Best Practices
    Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 15: Additional Components

    Overview
    SmartAuditor: SmartAuditor Components; Session Recording Process
    Single Sign-on: Single Sign-on Components; Single Sign-on Process
    Branch Optimisation: Branch Repeater Components; Branch Optimisation Process for the Plug-in
    Provisioning Services: Provisioning Services Components
    Power and Capacity Management
    XenServer: XenServer Components
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 2: Licensing XenApp

    Overview
    To License XenApp: Licensing Communication; License Communication Process; License Types; Citrix License Server; Microsoft Remote Desktop Services; Remote Desktop Licensing; Additional Licensing Considerations
    License Administration Console: Port Configuration; Delegated Administrators in the License Administration Console
    Installing Licensing: Manual Installation and Configuration; Removing Licensing; License Server Considerations
    License File Management: Obtaining License Files; To Add License Files; Subscription Advantage
    High Availability Considerations: Additional License Server Processes; License Server Clustering
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 4: Configuring XenApp Administration

    Overview
    Worker Groups: Managing Worker Groups
    Administrator Privilege Levels: Creating Administrator Accounts; Configuring Administrator Permissions; Configuring Folder Permissions; Delegating Administration
    Configuration Logging: Creating the Configuration Logging Database; Configuration Logging Database Settings; Enabling Configuration Logging
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 6: Delivering Applications and Content

    Overview
    Published Resources: Published Resource Types; Resource Publishing Phases; Resource Name and Location; Server Assignment; Configured or Anonymous Accounts; Users and Groups; Resource Publishing Settings
    VM Hosted Apps: Components of VM Hosted Apps
    Organising Published Resources for Users
    Advanced Published Resource Settings: Access Control; Content Redirection; Implementing Resource Limits and Client Options; Configuring Resource Appearance
    Published Resource Configuration: Session Pre-Launch; Managing Connections to Resources; Disabling or Hiding a Published Resource
    Troubleshooting Application Delivery Issues
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 8: Configuring Policies

    Overview
    Group Policy Integration: IMA-based Group Policies; Group Policy Extensions; Group Policy Architecture
    Policy Evaluation: Policy Application Process; Policy Processing and Precedence; Policy Changes Example; Policy Precedence Exceptions
    Policy Rules
    Support for Policy Templates
    Policy Filtering
    Policy Modeling
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 10: Optimising the User Experience

    Overview
    Optimising Session Performance: Enabling Display Settings
    HDX Broadcast Session Reliability: Enabling HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
    HDX Broadcast Session Reliability Considerations
    HDX RealTime: Enabling HDX RealTime; Understanding HDX RealTime Design Considerations
    HDX Plug-n-Play: Enabling HDX Plug-n-Play; Understanding HDX Plug-n-Play Design Considerations
    HDX MediaStream Windows Media Redirection
    HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection
    HDX 3D Image Acceleration: Enabling HDX 3D Image Acceleration
    HDX 3D Progressive Display: Enabling HDX 3D Progressive Display
    User Profiles: Differentiating User Profile Types; Redirecting User Data; Managing User Profiles; Enabling Profile Management; Understanding the Profile Management Logon Process
    Troubleshooting User Experience Issues
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 12: Configuring Printing

    Overview
    Printing Concepts: Printing Definitions; Printer Types; Printing Security
    Default Printing Behavior: Altering the Default Printing Behavior
    Printer Provisioning: User Self-Provisioning; Printer Auto-Creation
    Printing Pathways: Network Printing Pathway; Client Printing Pathway; Printing Pathway Demonstration
    Printer Drivers: Printer Driver Types
    Citrix Universal Printing: Enhanced MetaFile Format; Print Preview; Citrix Universal Printer; Configuring Citrix Universal Printing
    Administrator-Assigned Network Printers: Adding a Network Printer; Editing Network Printer Settings; Specifying the Default Printer
    Workspace Control and Proximity Printing: Configuring Proximity Printing
    Printing Preferences: Printing Properties; Printing Preference Hierarchy; Configuring Printer Property Retention
    Printing Bandwidth
    Troubleshooting Printing Issues
    Test Your Knowledge

  • Module 14: Monitoring XenApp

    Overview
    Health Monitoring and Recovery
    Service Monitoring for XenApp: Service Monitoring Components; Service Monitoring Communication;
    License Usage Monitoring: Configuring License Alerts; Viewing License Usage; Viewing Historical License Data
    Workflow Studio Overview: Workflow Studio Architecture; Workflow Automation Use Cases
    Accessing the Farm using PowerShell
    Administering the Farm using Commands
    Test Your Knowledge

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