Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration Training | Manage Applications in the Datacenter

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration Course Description

Citrix XenApp is a product that extends Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host desktop sessions and applications to users through the Citrix HDX protocol.

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration course 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.

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration Course Learning Outcomes

  • Configuring Policies
  • Configuring Load Management
  • Optimizing the User Experience
  • Configuring Printing
  • XenApp Security
  • Monitoring XenApp

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration Training - Suggested Audience

This training is aimed at IT professionals who are nterested to become a XenApp administrator. Suggested attendees based on our past programs are:
  • Server Admin
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • XenApp Administrator
  • Sales Engineers
  • Analysts
  • Consultants
  • Architects

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration Training Duration

  • Open-House F2F (Public): 5 days
  • In-House F2F (Private): 5 days, for commercials please send us an email with group size to hello@pincorps.com

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration Training - Prerequisites

Should have a basic understanding in administering Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.

This Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration training course outline includes:

1. Basic Administration for Citrix XenApp 6
  • XenApp Editions
  • XenApp Features
  • XenApp Architecture
  1. XenApp Components
  2. Single and Multiple Farm Environments
  3. XenApp Servers: Session Host-Only and Controllers
  4. Data Store
  5. Data Store Updates and the Local Host Cache
  6. Independent Management Architecture
  7. Data Collectors
  8. Data Collector Election
  9. Zones
  10. Additional XenApp Components
  11. AppCenter

2. Licensing XenApp
  • XenApp Licensing
  1. Licensing Communication
  2. License Communication Process
  3. License Types
  4. Citrix License Server
  5. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  6. Remote Desktop Licensing
  7. Additional Licensing Considerations
  • License Administration Console
  1. Port Configuration
  2. Delegated Administrators in the License Administration Console
  • Installing Licensing
  1. Manual Installation and Configuration
  2. Removing Licensing
  3. License Server Considerations
  • License File Management
  1. Obtaining License Files
  2. Adding License Files
  3. Subscription Advantage
  • High Availability Considerations
  1. Additional License Server Processes
  2. License Server Clustering

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
  1. Which farm or zones will be used in the environment?
  2. Which server will be used as the license server?
  3. Which database engine will be used for the data store database?
  4. Will shadowing be enabled?
  5. On which port will the Citrix XML service run?
  6. When will users be added to the local remote desktop users group?
  7. Will pass-through authentication be used in the environment?
  8. Will information in the data store and configuration logging databases be protected with IMA encryption?
  • Web Interface Installation Decisions

4. Configuring XenApp Administration
  • Worker Groups
  1.  Managing Worker Groups
  • Administrator Privilege Levels
  1.  Creating Administrator Accounts
  2.  Configuring Administrator Permissions
  3.  Configuring Folder Permissions
  4.  Delegating Administration
  • Configuration Logging
  1.  Creating the Configuration Logging Database
  2.  Configuration Logging Database Settings
  3.  Enabling Configuration Logging

5. Installing and Configuring Web Interface
  • Web Interface Ports
  • Web Interface Communication Process
  • Web Interface Installation
  • Site Creation
  1.  Creating a Web Interface Site
  2.  Site Creation Considerations
  3.  XenApp Web Site Configuration Options
  4.  XenApp Services Site Configuration
  • Web Interface Site Modification
  1.  Modifying the Web Interface Configuration File
  2.  Using the Web Interface Management Console
  • Specifying Citrix Plug-In Backup URLs
  • Site Appearance
  1.  Site Customization Options
  2.  Session Preferences
  3.  Session Options
  4.  User Options
  • Workspace Control
  1.  Functionality
  2.  Configuration Options
  3.  User Customization
  4.  Configuring Workspace Control
  5. Session Termination
  • Citrix Plug-Ins and Web Interface
  •  Plug-In Deployment Options
  •  Automatically Detecting Plug-Ins
  1. Client Detection
  • Authentication Configuration
  1.  Authentication Options
  2.  Generic RADIUS Support
  3.  Explicit Authentication
  4.  Pass-Through Authentication
  5.  Smart Card Authentication
  6.  Citrix XML Service Trust Relationships
  • Secure Access Configuration
  1.  Access Methods
  2.  Network Address Translation
  3.  Network Address Translation Access Types
  • Server Configuration
  1.  Configuring Multiple Farms
  2.  Adding Farms
  3.  Configuring Load Balancing
  4.  Enabling Fault Tolerance
  5.  Specifying the XML Communication Port
  6.  Ticket Expiration Settings
  • Web Interface Site Removal
  • Troubleshooting Web Interface Issues

6. Delivering Applications and Content
  • Published Resources
  1.  Types
  2.  Resource Publishing Phases
  3.  Resource Name and Location
  4.  Server Assignment
  5.  Configured or Anonymous Accounts
  6.  Users and Groups
  7.  Resource Publishing Settings
  • VM Hosted Apps
  1.  Components
  • Organizing Published Resources for Users
  • Advanced Published Resource Settings
  1.  Access Control
  2.  Content Redirection
  3.  Implementing Resource Limits and Client Options
  4.  Configuring Resource Appearance
  • Published Resource Configuration
  1.  Session Pre-Launch
  2.  Managing Connections to Resources
  3.  Disabling or Hiding a Published Resource
  • Troubleshooting Application Delivery Issues

7. Streaming Applications
  • Application Streaming
  1.  Benefits
  2.  Components
  3.  Communication Process
  4.  Streaming App-V Packages
  • Citrix Offline Plug-In
  1.  Cache
  2.  Installation
  • Citrix Streaming Profiler
  1.  Profiling Process
  2.  Installing the Citrix Streaming  Profiler
  3.  Creating a Profile
  4.  Profile Security Setting
  5.  Targets
  6.  Inter-Isolation Communication
  7.  Profile Preference Settings
  8.  Profile System Requirements
  9.  Profile Installation Types
  10.  Profile Properties
  11.  Known Limits for Profiling Applications
  12.  Target Properties
  13.  Upgrading an Application in a Target
  • Application Delivery Methods
  • The Use Web Delivery Method
  • Streaming to Servers
  • Publishing a Streamed Application
  1.  Specifying an Alternate Profile for a Published Application
  2.  Enabling the Least-Privileged User Account
  • Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications
  1.  Support for Both Remote and Streaming Applications
  • Offline Access Management
  1.  Indirect Membership to the Offline Access List
  2.  Providing Offline Access
  3.  Offline Access Period
  4.  Renewing Offline Access Period
  5.  Application Caching
  6.  Pre-Deployment of Streaming Applications
  • Troubleshooting Streaming Issues

8. Configuring Policies
  • Group Policy Integration
  1.  IMA-Based Group Policies
  2.  Group Policy Extensions
  3.  Group Policy Architecture
  • Policy Evaluation
  1.  Process
  2.  Policy Processing and Precedence
  3.  Policy Changes Example
  4.  Policy Precedence Exceptions
  • Policy Rules
  • Support for Policy Templates
  • Policy Filtering
  • Policy Modeling

9. Configuring Load Management
  • Load Manager
  • Load Balancing
  1.  Process
  • Load Calculation
  • Load Evaluator Configuration
  1.  Creating Custom Load Evaluators
  2.  Thresholds for Load Management
  3.  Assigning Load Evaluators to Servers and Applications
  • Load Balancing Policies
  1.  Creating Load Balancing Policies
  2.  Force Application Streaming
  • Preferential Load Balancing
  1.  Example
  2.  Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Load Management Issues

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

11. Configuring Self-Service Applications
  • Self-Service Applications Technologies
  • Citrix Receiver
  1.  Windows
  2.  Macintosh
  • Citrix Merchandising Server
  1.  Architecture
  • Plug-Ins
  1.  Supported Plug-ins, Clients, and  Receivers
  2.  Plug-In Delivery
  3.  Client for Java
  4.  Installation Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Self-Service Application Issues

12. Configuring Printing
  • Printing Concepts
  1.  Printing Definitions
  2.  Printer Types
  3.  Printing Security
  • Default Printing Behavior
  1.  Altering the Default Printing Behavior
  • Printer Provisioning
  1.  User Self-Provisioning
  2.  Printer Auto-Creation
  3.  Printing Pathways
  4.  Network Printing Pathway
  5.  Client Printing Pathway
  6.  Printing Pathway Demonstration
  • Printer Drivers
  • Citrix Universal Printing
  1.  Enhanced MetaFile Format
  2.  Print Preview
  3.  Citrix Universal Printer
  4.  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
  1.  Configuring Proximity Printing
  • Printing Preferences
  1.  Printing Properties
  2.  Printing Preference Hierarchy
  3.  Configuring Printer Property Retention
  • Printing Bandwidth
  • Troubleshooting Printing Issues

13. Securing XenApp
  • XenApp Security Solutions
  • SecureICA
  • Citrix SSL Relay
  1.  Communication
  2.  Configuration
  • Access Gateway
  1.  Deployment Scenarios
  2.  Communications
  3.  Digital Certificates
  4.  Securing Access to Hosted Applications
  5.  SmartAccess
  • Web Interface Configuration
  1.  Access Methods
  2.  Access Gateway Settings
  3.  Configuring Web Interface for Access Gateway Connections
  • Security Configuration Best Practice
  • Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp

14. Monitoring XenApp
  • Health Monitoring and Recovery
  • Service Monitoring for XenApp
  1.  Components
  2.  Communication
  • License Usage Monitoring
  1.  Configuring License Alerts
  2.  Viewing License Usage
  3.  Viewing Historical License Data
  • Workflow Studio
  1.  Architecture
  2.  Workflow Automation Use Case
  • Accessing the Farm using PowerShell
  • Administering the Farm using Commands

15. Additional Component
  • SmartAuditor
  1.  Components
  2.  Session Recording Process
  • Single Sign-On
  1.  Components
  2.  Process
  • Branch Optimization
  1.  Branch Repeater Components
  2.  Branch Optimization Process for the Plug-In
  • Provisioning Services
  1.  Components
  • Power and Capacity Management
  • XenServer
  1.  Components
Keny White

Professor

Keny White is Professor of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he has been since 2004. He also currently serves as Chief Scientist of Guavus, Inc. During 2003-2004 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Laboratoire d'Infomatique de Paris VI (LIP6). He received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1992, and an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Bachelor

After working as a software developer and contractor for over 8 years for a whole bunch of companies including ABX, Proit, SACC and AT&T in the US, He decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2001. "What I teach varies from beginner to advanced and from what I have seen, anybody can learn and grow from my courses".

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