Citrix CXD 300 – Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6

In this 5 day course you will learn how to deploy a Citrix hosted application and desktop virtualization solution for Windows Server 2012 R2. You will also discuss topics that cover various Citrix components such as: XenServer, XenDesktop, Citrix License Server, MCS, PVS, Pensional vDisk, StoreFront, NetScaler and Citrix Receiver. The course will provide you with the required knowledge and skills to build a XenDesktop 7.6, test the implementation to see that all components are functional and that both internal and external users can access XenDesktop resources.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at solutions designers such as architects, consultants and engineers.

what you will learn

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

  • Set up the hypervisor
  • Set up the infrastructure components
  • Set up XenDesktop 7.6 components
  • Configure XenDesktop 7.6 resources (Server OS machines, hosted applications, and Desktop OS machines)
  • Configure profiles and policies
  • Set up Provisioning Services
  • Validate the implementation
  • Set up NetScaler to provide external access to XenDesktop 7.6 resources

Students need to have:

  • An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, specifically: Active Directory, Remote Desktop Services, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) o Domain Name System (DNS), Performance Monitoring, Group Policy Objects, Experience with Microsoft SQL Server

Completion of the following course or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge:

  • CXD-102 Introduction to Citrix XenDesktop 7
  • CXA-104 Citrix XenApp 7.6: Overview
Course outline

Course Outline

1. Understanding the XenDesktop Architecture
Understanding the XenDesktop Architecture
XenDesktop Desktop Virtualiztion Technilogies
Infrastructure Components
Citrix Components
Designing a XenDesktop Implementation
Design Document
2. Setting Up the Hypervisor
Setting Up the Hypervisor
Installing the Hypervisor
Installing the Hypervisor Management Console
Configuring the Hypervisor
Creating Templates
3. Setting Up the Infrastructure Components
Setting Up the Infrastrucutre Components
Setting Up the Domain Controller
Setting Up the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Setting Up a Certificate Authority
Setting Up the File Server
Setting Up SQL Server 2012
Setting Up AQL Server Mirroring
4. Setting Up the Citrix Components
Setting Up Citrix Components
Setting Up the Citrix License Server
Setting Up the Delivery Controller
Setting Up a Second Controller
Setting Up the Citrix Universal Print Server
Setting Up StoreFront
Setting Up a Second StoreFront Server
Setting Up Receiver
5. Setting Up XenDesktop 7 Resources
Setting Up XenDesktop Resources
Preparing the Master Virtual Machine
Setting Up a Server OS Master Image
Setting Up a Desktop OS Master Image
Creating a Machine Catalog
Cerating a Delivery Group
6. Setting Up Policies
Setting Up Policies
Installing the Group Policy Management Feature
Configuring Printing Policies
Configuring Remote Assistance
Prioritizing the Policies
Running the Resultant Set of Policy
Setting Up Citrix Profile Management
7. Configuring Provisioning Services
Setting Up Provisioning Services
Provisioning Services Architecture
Installing the Provisioning Services Console
Configuring Boot from Network
Setting Up a Second Provisioning Services Server
Configuring the BootStrap File for High Availability
Configuring the Master Target Device
Creating the vDisk
Assigning a vDisk to a Target Device
Creating the Machine Catalog
8. Creating the Delivery GroupPreparing the Environment for Rollout
Preparing the Environment for Rollout
Testing a Service Account
Testing the DHCP Scope
Testing the Certificates
Testing the Provisioning Services Share
Verifying Internal Access to Hosted Applications
Verifying Internal Access to a Server OS Machine (PVS)
Verifying Internal Access to a Desktop OS Machine
Testing Remote Assistance
Testing Delivery Controller High Availability
Testing SQL Server Mirroring

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