IT TRAINING

Citrix CXS-300 – XenServer 6.5 Administration

In this 5 day course you will learn how to design, deploy, support and manage a XenServer 6.5. You will also learn how to implement and maintain components of a Citrix XenServer solution.

During the course you will also acquire hands-on experience regarding how to configure a complete enterprise XenServer solution.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?

This course is aimed at system engineers and administrators whose responsibilities include the design, deployment, management and support of a XenServer solution.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Understanding XenServer architecture, features, editions and entitlements
  • Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
  • Installing and Configuring XenServer
  • Managing the XenServer Environment
  • Configuring Resource Pools
  • Configuring High Availability / Disaster Recovery
  • Creating and Managing Networks
  • Configuring Storage
  • Configuring Security
  • Understanding Sizing and Design Impact
  • Troubleshooting the XenServer Environment
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students need to have:

  • A basic overall knowledge of virtualization technology
  • An understanding of computing architecture, including network and storage devices, device drivers and operating systems
  • Basic knowledge of network devices and site architecture, including configuring VLANs
  • Basic knowledge of storage terminology and technologies, including partitions, SANs, LUNs, iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS file shares
Course outline

Course Outline

Module 1: XenServer Architecture

  • Describing the XenServer virtualization platform
  • Product editions and entitlements
  • XenServer architecture
  • XenServer key components

Module 2: Managing Virtual Machines

  • Virtualization techniques
  • XenTools
  • Creating virtual machines
  • Managing virtual machines
  • Understanding vApps
  • Managing snapshots

Module 3: Installing XenServer

  • Hardware requirements
  • Licensing
  • Available installation methods
  • XenServer supplemental packs

Module 4: Managing a XenServer Environment

  • Deploying hotfixes
  • Upgrading XenServer
  • Upgrading XenTools
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Pool metadata backups

Module 5: Resource Pools

  • Understanding resource pools
  • XenServer pool master
  • Pool master election
  • Workload balancing

Module 6: Networking

  • XenServer networking architecture
  • Virtual network types
  • Network interface bonds
  • XenServer physical connectivity

Module 7: Storage

  • XenServer storage architecture
  • Understanding thick and thin provisioning
  • Storage locations
  • File based and block based storage
  • Storage multipathing
  • XenServer Intellicache
  • XenServer in-memory read caching

Module 8: High Availability

  • Purpose of high availability
  • High availability recommendations
  • Detecting a host failure
  • High availability recovery process

Module 9: Security

  • Integrating with Active Directory
  • Understanding role-based access
  • Minimizing the attack surface
  • Certificates and SSL with XenServer

Module 10: Sizing and Optimizations

  • Dom0 sizing
  • Dom0 in-memory reach caching
  • Virtual CPU optimization
  • Device pass-through
  • Dynamic memory control
  • Resource scheduling
  • Network QoS
  • Disk prioritization

Module 11: Troubleshooting

  • XenServer maintenance mode
  • Host logs and event notifications
  • Xsconsole
  • XenTop
  • Command line and PowerShell commands
  • Using Citrix Insight Services
  • Network tracing

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

Certification programs
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