Course Name: Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6

Course Code: CXD-203Days: 5 Days

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Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6

The Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 course provides students with the skills required to effectively support a Citrix application and desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

During this course, students will learn how to successfully manage, monitor, support and troubleshoot a XenDesktop 7.6 solution, which includes growing the implementation to accommodate changes in the environment (adding new applications, new users, new desktops, and new policies) and troubleshooting common issues.

Who should enroll in this course?

This course is recommended for Operators and Administrators that need to manage an existing XenApp or XenDesktop 7.6 solution.

Preparatory Recommendations

Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:

An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts

Experience with Windows Server 2012 R2, specifically:

  • Active Directory
    • Domains
    • Groups and User Accounts
    • Organizational Units
    • Group Policy Objects
  • Experience with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 user interfaces
  • Basic storage knowledge (manage existing storage types, add new storage)
  • Basics of Citrix licensing
  • Familiarity with at least one hypervisor (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
  • Basic understanding of the different types of profiles (local, roaming, mandatory)
  • Completed the following courses or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge:
    • CXD-102 Introduction to XenDesktop 7
    • CXA-104 Citrix XenApp 7.6: Overview

Key Skills

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:

  • Understand the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 architecture, components, and communication
  • Delegate administration and manage licenses
  • Manage the XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure
  • Create and manage machine catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Manage StoreFront
  • Create and manage policies and end-user profiles
  • Manage sessions, sites, and end users with Director
  • Manage printing
  • Manage Provisioning Services

Instructional Method

This course is offered as an instructor-led course with demonstrations and the practical application of concepts through hands-on exercises in a live lab environment, as well as simulations.

Course Length

5 days

Certification Preparation

In addition to field experience, this course prepares candidates for the Managing XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam.  By passing the Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam, candidates will gain the new Citrix Certified Associate – Apps and Desktops certification.  Go  here to learn more about the new Citrix Certifications.

Lab Activities

ILT and vILT courses offer lab access during the duration of the course.

Topic Outline

Provided is the topic outline for the Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and

XenDesktop 7.6 course:

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
  • Management Layer

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
    • 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
    • DScopes
      • To Add an Administrator
      • To Create a Custom Scope Using Studio
      • To Edit a Custom Scope
      • 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

Module 3: Managing and Monitoring the Hypervisor

  • Architecture Overview
  • Creating a Virtual Machine from an ISO
    • 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