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Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6

This course provides you with the skills required to successfully deploy a complete Citrix hosted application and desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

You will learn how to configure an environment that includes the Citrix components, such as XenServer, XenDesktop, Citrix License Server, MCS, PVS, Personal vDisk, Storefront, NetScaler (ICA Proxy, Load Balancing, Endpoint Analysis), and Citrix Receiver. Upon course completion, you will be able to build an a XenDesktop 7.6 environment from scratch and test the implementation to ensure that all components work as expected and that both internal and external end users can access XenDesktop resources successfully.

Certification:

This course prepares you for the Deploying XenDesktop 7 Solutions (1Y1-300) exam, which is a requirement for the Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization (CCP-V) certification.

Course Prerequisites

  • An understanding of server, desktop, and application virtualization concepts
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012, including:
  • Active Directory (AD)
  • Terminal Services
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Group Policy Objects
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server

Course Agenda

1. Understanding the XenDesktop Architecture

  • Understanding the XenDesktop Architecture
  • XenDesktop Desktop Virtualiztion Technilogies
  • Infrastructure Components
  • Citrix Components
  • Designing a XenDesktop Implementation
  • Design Document

2. Setting Up the Hypervisor

  • Setting Up the Hypervisor
  • Installing the Hypervisor
  • Installing the Hypervisor Management Console
  • Configuring the Hypervisor
  • Creating Templates

3. Setting Up the Infrastructure Components

  • Setting Up the Infrastrucutre Components
  • Setting Up the Domain Controller
  • Setting Up the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Setting Up a Certificate Authority
  • Setting Up the File Server
  • Setting Up SQL Server 2012
  • Setting Up AQL Server Mirroring

4. Setting Up the Citrix Components

  • Setting Up Citrix Components
  • Setting Up the Citrix License Server
  • Setting Up the Delivery Controller
  • Setting Up a Second Controller
  • Setting Up the Citrix Universal Print Server
  • Setting Up StoreFront
  • Setting Up a Second StoreFront Server
  • Setting Up Receiver

5. Setting Up XenDesktop 7 Resources

  • Setting Up XenDesktop Resources
  • Resources
  • Preparing the Master Virtual Machine
  • Setting Up a Server OS Master Image
  • Setting Up a Desktop OS Master Image
  • Creating a Machine Catalog
  • Cerating a Delivery Group

6. Setting Up Policies

  • Setting Up Policies
  • Installing the Group Policy Management Feature
  • Configuring Printing Policies
  • Configuring Remote Assistance
  • Prioritizing the Policies
  • Running the Resultant Set of Policy
  • Setting Up Citrix Profile Management

7. Configuring Provisioning Services

  • Setting Up Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture
  • Installing the Provisioning Services Console
  • Configuring Boot from Network
  • Setting Up a Second Provisioning Services Server
  • Configuring the BootStrap File for High Availability
  • Configuring the Master Target Device
  • Creating the vDisk
  • Assigning a vDisk to a Target Device
  • Creating the Machine Catalog

8. Creating the Delivery GroupPreparing the Environment for Rollout

  • Preparing the Environment for Rollout
  • Testing a Service Account
  • Testing the DHCP Scope
  • Testing the Certificates
  • Testing the Provisioning Services Share
  • Verifying Internal Access to Hosted Applications
  • Verifying Internal Access to a Server OS Machine (PVS)
  • Verifying Internal Access to a Desktop OS Machine
  • Testing Remote Assistance
  • Testing Delivery Controller High Availability
  • Testing SQL Server Mirroring