Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration


What you will learn:


Target Audience

  • This course is tailor-made for learners and IT professionals who are familiar with Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and are keen to transition into becoming XenApp administrators.
  • Current XenApp administrators who are wanting to update their XenApp skills with a new software version are also suitable for this course.

Learning Objectives
This Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration course provides every learner with solid foundations required by XenApp administrators to effectively manage and centralize applications within a data-center to instantly deliver them as a service to users worldwide. Here are some features of XenApp 6.5:

  • Secured design of XenApp lets you exercise caution and control over loss of any kind of important information with the help of an integrated and advanced SSL VPN.
  • Being location independent, Citrix XenApp enables you to access the applications from any location so that the applications are available to you anywhere and at any time.
  • The system in itself is smart enough in order to identify the best method for delivering the virtual applications.
  • The simplified application management is organized in such a way that all the packages are maintained and updated in the datacenter and are delivered when demanded.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will successfully learn:
  • Installing and licensing XenApp.
  • Running a XenApp environment
  • Installing and Configuring XenApp Web Interface
  • Delivering Applications and related content to users
  • Streaming Applications over the XenServer network
  • Configuring Policies and balancing load management
  • Optimizing the User Experience and configuring various self-service applications
  • Configuring Printing in XenApp
  • Monitoring XenApp with inbuilt security features
  • Publishing apps within the interface
  • Handle load management and other policies
  • Monitor XenApp to control intrusion

Prerequisites:
Before you take this course, SSDN Technologies recommends that you have the following knowledge:

  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
  • Basic familiarity with Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Understanding of MS Remote Desktop Services
  • Knowledge of Windows Server’s networking concepts like DNS and IIS
Next Certification

After learning this course, learners can progress towards learning the Advance Administrator Course – CCAA (CXA-301)

Duration: 40 Hours

  • Module 1:Introducing XenApp

    • 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
    • Additonal XenApp Components
    • AppCenter
  • Module 2:Licensing XenApp

    • To License XenApp
    • 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
    • To Add License Files
    • Subscription Advantage
    • High Availability Considerations
    • Additional License Server Processes
    • License Server Clustering
  • Module 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
  • Module 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
  • Module 5:Installing and Configuring Web Interface

    • Web Interface Ports
    • Web Interface Communication Process
    • Web Interface Installation
    • Installing the Web Interface
    • Site Creation
    • Creating a Web Interface Site
    • Protected with IMA Encryption?
  • Module 6:Configuring XenApp Administration

    • Worker Groups
    • Managing Worker Groups
    • Administrator Privilege Levels
    • Creating Administrator Accounts
    • Configuring Administrator Permissions
    • Configuring Folder Permissions
    • Delegating Administration
    • Configuration Logging
    • Configuration Logging Database Settings
    • Creating the Configuration Logging Database
    • Configuration Logging Database Settings
    • Enabling Configuration Logging
  • Module 7:Installing and Configuring Web Interface

    • Web Interface Ports
    • Web Interface Communication Process
    • Web Interface Installation
    • Installing the Web Interface
    • 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
    • Workspace Control Functionality
    • Workspace Control Configuration Options
    • Workspace Control 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
  • Module 8:Delivering Applications and Content

    • Published Resources
    • Published Resource Types
    • Resource Publishing Phases
    • Resource Name and Location
    • Server Assignment
    • Configured or Anonymous Accounts
    • Users and Groups
    • Resource Publishing Settings
    • VM Hosted Apps
    • Components of VM Hosted Apps
    • 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
  • Module 9:Streaming Applications

    • Application Streaming
    • Application Streaming Benefits
    • Application Streaming Components
    • Application Streaming Communication Process
    • Streaming App-V Packages
    • Citrix Offline Plug-in
    • Citrix Offline Plug-in Cache
    • Citrix Offline Plug-in 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
    • To Stream 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
  • Module 10:Configuring Policies

    • Group Policy Integration
    • IMA-based Group Policies
    • Group Policy Extensions
    • Group Policy Architecture
    • Policy Evaluation
    • Policy Application Process
    • Policy Processing and Precedence
    • Policy Changes Example
    • Policy Precedence Exceptions
    • Policy Rules
    • Support for Policy Templates
    • Policy Filtering
    • Policy Modeling
  • Module 11:Configuring Load Management

    • Load Manager
    • Load Balancing
    • Load Balancing Process
    • Load Calculation
    • Load Calculations
    • 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
    • Preferential Load Balancing Example
    • Preferential Load Balancing Considerations
    • Troubleshooting Load Management Issues
  • Module 12:Optimizing the User Experience

    • Optimizing Session Performance
    • Enabling Display Settings
    • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
    • Enabling HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
    • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability Considerations
    • HDX RealTime
    • Enabling HDX RealTime
    • Understanding HDX RealTime Design Considerations
    • HDX Plug-n-Play
    • Enabling HDX Plug-n-Play
    • Understanding HDX Plug-n-Play Design Considerations
    • HDX MediaStream Windows Media Redirection
    • HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection
    • HDX 3D Image Acceleration
    • Enabling HDX 3D Image Acceleration
    • HDX 3D Progressive Display
    • Enabling HDX 3D Progressive Display
    • User Profiles
    • Differentiating User Profile Types
    • Redirecting User Data
    • Managing User Profiles
    • Enabling Profile Management
    • Understanding the Profile Management Logon Process
    • Troubleshooting User Experience Issues
    • Configuring Self-Service Applications
    • Self-Service Applications Technologies
    • Citrix Receiver
    • Citrix Receiver for Windows
    • Citrix Receiver for Macintosh
    • Citrix Merchandising Server
    • 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
  • Module 13: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
    • Printer Driver Types
    • 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
  • Module 14:Securing XenApp

    • XenApp Security Solutions
    • SecureICA
    • Citrix SSL Relay
    • SSL Relay Communication
    • Configuring SSL Relay
    • Access Gateway
    • Access Gateway Deployment Scenarios
    • Access Gateway 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 Practices
    • Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp
  • Module 15:Monitoring XenApp

    • Health Monitoring and Recovery
    • Service Monitoring for XenApp
    • Service Monitoring Components
    • Service Monitoring Communication
    • License Usage Monitoring
    • Configuring License Alerts
    • Viewing License Usage
    • Viewing Historical License Data
    • Workflow Studio Overview
    • Workflow Studio Architecture
    • Workflow Automation Use Cases
    • Accessing the Farm using PowerShell
    • Administering the Farm using Commands
  • Module 16:Additional Components

    • SmartAuditor
    • SmartAuditor Components
    • Session Recording Process
    • Single Sign-on
    • Single Sign-on Components
    • Single Sign-on Process
    • Branch Optimization
    • Branch Repeater Components
    • Branch Optimization Process for the Plug-in
    • Provisioning Services
    • Provisioning Services Components
    • Power and Capacity Management
    • XenServer
    • XenServer Components
Batch Date Course Duration
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