IT TRAINING

Citrix CXA-206 – Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration

In this course you will learn the base necessary to consolidate and organize applications in the datacenter and immediately deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Other topics include an exam voucher for Exam A20 Citrix Xen Apps 6.5 Administration, the specification for the CCA for Citrix XenApps 6, training for installing and configuring Citrix XenApps 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2, Citrix Receiver and plug-ins.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at existing XenApps administrators or system engineers interested in upgrading their XenApps skills, collecting Citrix authorized training on XenApps 6.5, IT professionals, such as server, systems and network administrators or sales engineers, architects, analysts and consultants.

what you will learn

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

  • Licensing and Installing XenApp
  • Administrative Configuration
  • Installing and Configuring Web Interface
  • Delivering Applications and Content
  • Streaming Applications
  • Configuring Policies and Load Management
  • Optimizing the User Experience
  • Configuring Self Service Applications
  • Configuring Printing
  • XenApp Security
  • Monitoring XenApp
Prerequisites

Prerequisite

Students need to have:

  • 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
Course outline

Course Outline

1. Basic Administration for Citrix XenApp 6
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Certification programs
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) for Citrix XenApp 6