IT TRAINING

Citrix CXA-301 – XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration

In this course you will learn how to optimize, troubleshoot and monitor Citrix XenApps 6.5 domain running on Windows Server 2008 R2 software. Other topics include maintaining data and server integrity, scale, optimize and troubleshoot the XenApps farm.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at system engineers, analysts, architects, consultants and Citrix partners, IT professionals, such as network, server, and system administrators close with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 environments, existing XenApps administrators (especially those with XenApps 6.5) and those who are attentive in achiveing CCAA or CCEE  certification.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Troubleshooting the XenApp environment
  • Scaling the XenApp environment
  • Creating farm redundancy
  • Maintaining the XenApp environment
  • Optimizing the XenApp environment
  • Optimizing the user environment
  • Optimizing printing
  • Securing XenApp
  • Monitoring XenApp with standard utilities
  • Monitoring XenApp with EdgeSight
Prerequisites

Prerequisite

Students need to have:

  • Experience operating a XenApp farm, including administering users, publishing applications, and setting policies
  • Basic understanding of the components of a XenApp environment and server roles
  • Basic knowledge of the purpose and goals of virtualization technology
  • Basic experience installing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Services
  • Understanding of computing architecture, including network and storage devices, device drivers, and operating systems
  • Basic understanding of network security principles
Course outline

Course Outline

1. Troubleshooting the XenApp Environment
Troubleshooting Methodology
Logon Issues
User Sessions
Server Resources
2. Scaling the XenApp Environment
Farm Configuration Recommendations
Farm Scalability
Scripted Installation
Server Build Scripting
XenApp Server Templates
Data Store Database Migration
Dedicated Data Collector
Web Interface Planning
Delivery Services
XenApp and XenDesktop Integration
XenApp and Provisioning Services Integration
XenApp and Merchandising Server Integration
3. Creating Farm Redundancy
Eliminating Single Points of Failure
Disaster Recovery
Load Balancing
XenApp and NetScaler Integration
4. Maintaining the XenApp Environment
Farm Setting Migration
Data Store Database Maintenance
Data Store Database Recovery
Local Host Cache
XML Service Overview
Routine Operations
Power and Capacity Management
5. Optimizing the XenApp Environment
Performance Tuning
Windows Server Tuning for XenApp
XenApp Tuning
Virtual Memory Optimization
CPU Optimization
Virtual Machine Sizing
Multi-Streaming
Accelerating ICA Traffic with Branch Repeater
QoS through Branch Repeater
6. Optimizing the User Environment
Access Methods
Application Compatibility
Application Streaming
General Guidelines for Improving Application Performance
User Profiles
Session Pre-Launch
User Connection Configuration
7. Optimizing Printing
Printing Architecture Review
Managing Printers
Citrix Universal Printer
Printing Performance Policies
Non-Native Printer Drivers
Printer Driver Isolation
Printing Tools
Troubleshooting Printing
8. Securing XenApp
Setting Rights and Permissions
XenVault
SSL Certificates
XenApp Security with Access Gateway
9. Monitoring XenApp with Standard Utilities
XenApp Monitoring
XenApp Utilities
Citrix Utilities
Third-Party Tools
10. Monitoring XenApp with EdgeSight
EdgeSight Components
Real-Time Information
Reports
Alerts
Active Application Monitoring

Follow on
There are no follow-ons for this course.

Certification programs
CCAA – Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator
CCEE – Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer