Citrix XenServer 7.1 Administration Training

Citrix XenServer is one of the leading hypervisor management and Server virtualization platform, which enables you to consolidate and contain a significant number of datacenter servers, It allows greater utilization of existing hardware resources. XenServer 7.1 combine its new innovative features like Live Migration, Storage XenMotion, Shared-Nothing Migration and Workload Balancing, XenServer helps IT administrators maximize their infrastructure management efficiency, eliminate planned outages and minimize unplanned ones.



This course is designed for Complete XenServer Administration and provides the skills required to effectively design, manage and Deploy Citrix XenServer 7.1 at enterprise level.


After completing, participants should be able 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.
  • Determining Sizing and Optimizations.
  • Troubleshooting the XenServer Environment.

Duration: 40 Hours

  • 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
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