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D310: Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 7.1x

Overview
This course is designed for students with previous experience with XenApp and XenDesktop pursuing to further their expertise with additional components and concepts. This course is ideal for students interested in getting more value out of their XenApp and XenDesktop investment through the use of Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, Application Layering, and advanced troubleshooting tools. Students will also focus on additional use cases leveraging FMA zones and advanced StoreFront configurations to provide a more robust experience to a mobile workforce.

Students will learn the skills required to be more efficient with XenApp and XenDesktop and be able to leverage more functionality through additional components. A deeper understanding of troubleshooting tools will help student be self-sufficient with solving issues and identifying root cause. Through Workspace Environment Management students will learn to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance to provide a better experience while minimizing resource requirements. Using App Layering students will learn to more optimize management of applications and images by combining layers to support end users.
Students will install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Provisioning Services. The course will focus on leading practices, design considerations, and optimizations in setting up Provisioning Services for optimal resource consumption and performance.

Recommended prerequisite course
CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:
Configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
Understand FMA Zones and how to account for user and desktop locations and optimal connection and registration
Configure and manage App Layering with XenApp and XenDesktop
Understand and configure HDX channels and protocols for improved performance delivering multimedia and data over network connections.
Understand user connection flows and tools to better troubleshoot end user issues
Understand Provisioning Services architecture
Install and configure Provisioning Services for use with XenApp and XenDesktop
Manage vDisks, Target Devices, and data with Provisioning Services

Course Outline

Module 1: Workspace Environment Management (WEM)
Introduction to WEM
Installation and configuration
Administration

Module 2: Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)
FMA Services
SQL database connectivity and security
Zones in FMA

Module 3: The Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA)
VDA registration in a multi zone environment
VDA connection security
Workspace Environment Management VDA agent

Module 4: App Layering
App Layering architecture
Configuring and assigning app layers
Managing app layers

Module 5: User Environment
Optimizing session machines with WEM
Zone Preference
User Profile Management with WEM

Module 6: StoreFront Optimization and Routing
User experience optimizations
Optimal Gateway routing and Zones
Subscription Store

Module 7: HDX and Multimedia
Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
HDX virtual channel architecture
Multimedia delivery and redirection
Delivering Skype for Business with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 8: Supporting and Troubleshooting
User connection issues
Always on tracing
Troubleshooting tools

Module 9: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services
Getting started with Provisioning Services
Provisioning Services Architecture

Module 10: Provisioning Services Infrastructure
The PVS server role
The Farm database
The vDisk Store

Module 11: Streaming the vDisk
Introduction to vDisks
Machine preparation
Streaming vDisks
Boot methods

Module 12: Target Devices
Introduction to target devices
Data I/O
Handling persistent and non-persistent data

Module 13: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop
XenDesktop Setup Wizard
Device Collections
Published Apps and Desktops
Using Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 14: Provisioning Services Redundancy
Farm component redundancy
Store redundancy
Database redundancy

Module 15: Supporting Provisioning Services
Performing updates
Auditing and support
vDisk imagining
Migrating vDisk images
Troubleshooting
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