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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration (CWS-315)

Designed to learn how to set up scalability, redundancy and security configurations.

You will learn advance features to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers and Workspace Environment Management, which can improve logon times, centralize user settings management, optimize the performance of machines running the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA).

In the advanced troubleshooting section, you will learn techniques to investigate many of the common issues that can affect environment health. You’ll leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multizone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX.

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Who Should Attend?

This course is built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment or Citrix Cloud looking to expand their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops skills to an advanced level. Potential students include administrators or engineers responsible for the Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 Site.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • How to implement advanced administration concepts such as backups, disaster recovery, scalability and redundancy consideration for a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 Site
  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumptionApp Layering skills such as how to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers

Course Outline

Module 1: Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)

  • FMA Services
  • SQL database connectivity and security
  • Zones in FMA

Module 2: Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Introduction to WEM
  • Installation and configuration
  • Administration (Additional WEM topics covered later in the course)

Module 3: The Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA)

  • VDA registration in a multi zone environment
  • VDA connection security
  • Workspace Environment Management VDA agent

Module 4: App Layering

  • App Layering architecture
  • Configuring and assigning app layers
  • Managing app layers

Module 5: User Environment

  • Optimizing session machines with WEM
  • Zone Preference
  • User Profile Management with WEM

Module 6: StoreFront Optimization and Routing

  • User experience optimizations
  • Optimal Gateway routing and Zones
  • Subscription Store

Module 7: HDX and Multimedia

  • Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
  • HDX virtual channel architecture
  • Multimedia delivery and redirection
  • Delivering Skype for Business with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 8: Supporting and Troubleshooting User connection issues

  • Always on tracing
  • Troubleshooting tools

Module 9: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

Module 10: Provisioning Services Infrastructure

  • The PVS server role
  • The Farm database
  • The vDisk Store

Module 11: Streaming the vDisk

  • Introduction to vDisks
  • Machine preparation
  • Streaming vDisks
  • Boot methods

Module 12: Target Devices

  • Introduction to target devices
  • Data I/O
  • Handling persistent and non-persistent data

Module 13: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

  • XenDesktop Setup Wizard
  • Device Collections
  • Published Apps and Desktops
  • Using Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 14: Provisioning Services Redundancy

  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

Module 15: Supporting Provisioning Services

  • Performing updates
  • Auditing and support
  • vDisk imagining
  • Migrating vDisk images
  • Troubleshooting
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Prerequisites

Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course:

  • CWS-215 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud.

 

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