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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration
Course Number:(CTX-XA206-2I)
Course Length:5 Day
Course Price:$3,125
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 Course Description

The Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration course CXA-206, provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize 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, virtualized applications and more.

 Course Outline

Objectives

  • Identify the basic architecture and high level functionality of XenApp and farm components
  • Configure License Administration console ports and administrators, install the Citrix LicenseServer, and import license files into the console
  • Make installation decisions appropriate for an environment, and install and configure XenApp using the Server Role Manager and Server Configuration tool
  • Add and configure worker groups, administrative accounts, and permissions, and log administrative changes
  • Install and configure Web Interface, create and customize Web Interface sites, and configure client delivery
  • Publish applications, content, and desktops for users.
  • Configure applications for streaming to servers and the desktops of Windows user devices
  • Create and configure Citrix policies, applying filters and using policy modeling tools.
  • Create and assign load evaluators and implement load balancing policies
  • Identify the different session optimization display settings, HDX settings, and profile management components
  • Identify self-service application technologies and install Citrix Receiver
  • Explain key Citrix printing concepts and terms, and configure printing for XenApp
  • Secure application access using Access Gateway
  • Describe the monitoring tools and technologies for XenApp, and track license usage
  • Identify the purpose and key components of SmartAuditor, Single sign-on, Branch optimization, Provisioning services, Power and Capacity Management, and XenServer​


Audience

  • 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 authorized training on XenApp 6.5, or achieving certification for XenApp 6.5
  • Systems engineers, sales engineers, analysts, consultants, and architects


Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Familiarity with application virtualization technologies, such as Citrix application streaming or Microsoft App-V
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server networking concepts, such as DNS, IIS, load balancing, and file and printing services
  • Exposure to basic system administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures, and high availability operations
  • Familiarity with server monitoring tools
  • Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates

 

Topics

     

1. Introducing XenApp 

  • 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
    • Additional XenApp Components
  • AppCenter​
  • Test Your Knowledge

2. Licensing XenApp

  • XenApp Licensing
    • 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
    • Adding License Files
    • Subscription Advantage
  • High Availability Considerations
    • Additional License Server Processes
    • License Server Clustering
    • Test Your Knowledge

3. Installing XenApp

  • 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


4. Configuring XenApp Administration

  • 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

5. Installing and Configuring Web Interface

  • Web Interface Ports
  • Web Interface Communication Process
  • Web Interface Installation
  • 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 Customization Options
    • Session Preferences
    • Session Options
    • User Options
  • Workspace Control
    • Functionality
    • Configuration Options
    • User Customization
    • 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

6. Delivering Applications and Content

  • Published Resources
    • Types
    • Resource Publishing Phases
    • Resource Name and Location
    • Server Assignment
    • Configured or Anonymous Accounts
    • Users and Groups
    • Resource Publishing Settings
  • VM Hosted Apps
    • Components
  • Organizing 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

7. Streaming Applications

  • Application Streaming
    • Benefits
    • Components
    • Communication Process
    • Streaming App-V Packages
  • Citrix Offline Plug-In
    • Cache
    • 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
  • Streaming 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

8. Configuring Policies

  • Group Policy Integration
    • IMA-Based Group Policies
    • Group Policy Extensions
    • Group Policy Architecture
  • Policy Evaluation
    • Process
    • Policy Processing and Precedence
    • Policy Changes Example
    • Policy Precedence Exceptions
  • Policy Rules
  • Support for Policy Templates
  • Policy Filtering
  • Policy Modeling
  • Test Your Knowledge

9. Configuring Load Management

  • Load Manager
  • Load Balancing
    • Process
  • Load Calculation
  • 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
    • Example
    • Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Load Management Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

10. Optimizing the User Experience

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

11. Configuring Self-Service Applications

  • Self-Service Applications Technologies
  • Citrix Receiver
    • Windows
    • Macintosh
  • 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

12. Configuring Printing

  • 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
  • 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

13. Securing XenApp

  • XenApp Security Solutions
  • SecureICA
  • Citrix SSL Relay
    • Communication
    • Configuration
  • Access Gateway
    • Deployment Scenarios
    • 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 Practice
  • Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp
  • Test Your Knowledge

14. Monitoring XenApp

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

15. Additional Component

  • SmartAuditor
    • Components
    • Session Recording Process
  • Single Sign-On
    • Components
    • Process
  • Branch Optimization
    • Branch Repeater Components
    • Branch Optimization Process for the Plug-In
  • Provisioning Services
    • Components
  • Power and Capacity Management
  • XenServer
    • Components
    • Test Your Knowledge​

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