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Citrix - CXD-310 - Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration

Duration: 5 Days
Course Price: $4,995

This course is designed for students with previous experience with XenApp and XenDesktop pursuing to further their expertise with additional components and concepts. This course is ideal for students interested in getting more value out of their XenApp and XenDesktop investment through the use of Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, Application Layering, and advanced troubleshooting tools. Students will also focus on additional use cases leveraging FMA zones and advanced StoreFront configurations to provide a more robust experience to a mobile workforce.


Students will learn the skills required to be more efficient with XenApp and XenDesktop and be able to leverage more functionality through additional components. A deeper understanding of troubleshooting tools will help student be self-sufficient with solving issues and identifying root cause. Through Workspace Environment Management students will learn to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance to provide a better experience while minimizing resource requirements. Using App Layering students will learn to more optimize management of applications and images by combining layers to support end users.
Students will install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Provisioning Services. The course will focus on leading practices, design considerations, and optimizations in setting up Provisioning Services for optimal resource consumption and performance.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:
Configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
Understand FMA Zones and how to account for user and desktop locations and optimal connection and registration
Configure and manage App Layering with XenApp and XenDesktop
Understand and configure HDX channels and protocols for improved performance delivering multimedia and data over network connections.
Understand user connection flows and tools to better troubleshoot end user issues
Understand Provisioning Services architecture
Install and configure Provisioning Services for use with XenApp and XenDesktop
Manage vDisks, Target Devices, and data with Provisioning Services

This course is designed for students with previous experience with XenApp and XenDesktop pursuing to further their expertise with additional components and concepts. This course is ideal for students interested in getting more value out of their XenApp and XenDesktop investment through the use of Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, Application Layering, and advanced troubleshooting tools. Students will also focus on additional use cases leveraging FMA zones and advanced StoreFront configurations to provide a more robust experience to a mobile workforce.


Students will learn the skills required to be more efficient with XenApp and XenDesktop and be able to leverage more functionality through additional components. A deeper understanding of troubleshooting tools will help student be self-sufficient with solving issues and identifying root cause. Through Workspace Environment Management students will learn to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance to provide a better experience while minimizing resource requirements. Using App Layering students will learn to more optimize management of applications and images by combining layers to support end users.
Students will install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Provisioning Services. The course will focus on leading practices, design considerations, and optimizations in setting up Provisioning Services for optimal resource consumption and performance.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:
Configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
Understand FMA Zones and how to account for user and desktop locations and optimal connection and registration
Configure and manage App Layering with XenApp and XenDesktop
Understand and configure HDX channels and protocols for improved performance delivering multimedia and data over network connections.
Understand user connection flows and tools to better troubleshoot end user issues
Understand Provisioning Services architecture
Install and configure Provisioning Services for use with XenApp and XenDesktop
Manage vDisks, Target Devices, and data with Provisioning Services

Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students prepare for this course by taking the one of the following courses:
CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration
It is also recommended to gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:
Familiarity with how to navigate and use Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

Module 1: Workspace Environment Management (WEM)
Introduction to WEM
Installation and configuration
Administration
Module 2: Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)
FMA Services
SQL database connectivity and security
Zones in FMA
Module 3: The Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA)
VDA registration in a multi zone environment
VDA connection security
Workspace Environment Management VDA agent
Module 4: App Layering
App Layering architecture
Configuring and assigning app layers
Managing app layers
Module 5: User Environment
Optimizing session machines with WEM
Zone Preference
User Profile Management with WEM
Module 6: StoreFront Optimization and Routing
User experience optimizations
Optimal Gateway routing and Zones
Subscription Store
Module 7: HDX and Multimedia
Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
HDX virtual channel architecture
Multimedia delivery and redirection
Delivering Skype for Business with XenApp and XenDesktop
Module 8: Supporting and Troubleshooting
User connection issues
Always on tracing
Troubleshooting tools
Module 9: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services
Getting started with Provisioning Services
Provisioning Services Architecture
Module 10: Provisioning Services Infrastructure
The PVS server role
The Farm database
The vDisk Store
Module 11: Streaming the vDisk
Introduction to vDisks
Machine preparation
Streaming vDisks
Boot methods
Module 12: Target Devices
Introduction to target devices
Data I/O
Handling persistent and non-persistent data
Module 13: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop
XenDesktop Setup Wizard
Device Collections
Published Apps and Desktops
Using Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop
Module 14: Provisioning Services Redundancy
Farm component redundancy
Store redundancy
Database redundancy
Module 15: Supporting Provisioning Services
Performing updates
Auditing and support
vDisk imagining
Migrating vDisk images
Troubleshooting

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