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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration

Course Details

In this course, you will learn the skills necessary to monitor, maintain, optimize, and troubleshoot Citrix XenApp 6.5 environments running on Windows Server 2008 R2 software. You will be introduced to the tools used to monitor the XenApp farm, record farm activity, and generate reports. In addition, you will develop the skills needed to maintain data and server integrity and to scale, optimize, and troubleshoot the XenApp farm. To reinforce and expand on the course content, this course includes numerous hands-on exercises.

Certification:

  • CCAA - Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator
  • CCEE - Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer

Course Prerequisites

  • Experience operating a XenApp farm, including administering users,publishing applications, and setting policies
  • Basic understanding of the components of a XenApp environment and serverroles
  • Basic knowledge of the purpose and goals of virtualization technology
  • Basic experience installing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2 withRemote Desktop Services
  • Understanding of computing architecture, including network and storagedevices, device drivers, and operating systems
  • Basic understanding of network security principles

Course Agenda

1. Troubleshooting the XenApp Environment

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Logon Issues
  • User Sessions
  • Server Resources

2. Scaling the XenApp Environment

  • Farm Configuration Recommendations
  • Farm Scalability
  • Scripted Installation
  • Server Build Scripting
  • XenApp Server Templates
  • Data Store Database Migration
  • Dedicated Data Collector
  • Web Interface Planning
  • Delivery Services
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Integration
  • XenApp and Provisioning Services Integration
  • XenApp and Merchandising Server Integration

3. Creating Farm Redundancy

  • Eliminating Single Points of Failure
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Load Balancing
  • XenApp and NetScaler Integration

4. Maintaining the XenApp Environment

  • Farm Setting Migration
  • Data Store Database Maintenance
  • Data Store Database Recovery
  • Local Host Cache
  • XML Service Overview
  • Routine Operations
  • Power and Capacity Management

5. Optimizing the XenApp Environment

  • Performance Tuning
  • Windows Server Tuning for XenApp
  • XenApp Tuning
  • Virtual Memory Optimization
  • CPU Optimization
  • Virtual Machine Sizing
  • Multi-Streaming
  • Accelerating ICA Traffic with Branch Repeater
  • QoS through Branch Repeater

6. Optimizing the User Environment

  • Access Methods
  • Application Compatibility
  • Application Streaming
  • General Guidelines for Improving Application Performance
  • User Profiles
  • Session Pre-Launch
  • User Connection Configuration

7. Optimizing Printing

  • Printing Architecture Review
  • Managing Printers
  • Citrix Universal Printer
  • Printing Performance Policies
  • Non-Native Printer Drivers
  • Printer Driver Isolation
  • Printing Tools
  • Troubleshooting Printing

8. Securing XenApp

  • Setting Rights and Permissions
  • XenVault
  • SSL Certificates
  • XenApp Security with Access Gateway

9. Monitoring XenApp with Standard Utilities

  • XenApp Monitoring
  • XenApp Utilities
  • Citrix Utilities
  • Third-Party Tools

10. Monitoring XenApp with EdgeSight

  • EdgeSight Components
  • Real-Time Information
  • Reports
  • Alerts
  • Active Application Monitoring