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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration

Course Overview

This course provides learners with the skills necessary to monitor, maintain, optimize and troubleshoot Citrix XenApp 6.5 environments running on Windows Server 2008 R2 software. Learners are introduced to the tools used to monitor the XenApp farm, record farm activity and generate reports. In addition, learners take away the skills needed to maintain data and server integrity and to scale, optimize and troubleshoot the XenApp farm. This course encourages learning by doing and includes many hands-on exercises that reinforce and expand on the course content. Audience This course is intended for IT professionals, such as server, network, and system administrators familiar with Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2008 R2 environments. System engineers, analysts, consultants, architects and Citrix partners are appropriate candidates for this course. Existing XenApp administrators, especially those with basic XenApp 6.5 experience and those who are interested in achieving CCAA or CCEE certifications, are ideal.

Course Summary Course Duration 5 Days

 

Duration: 5 days (Full course outline available on request training@jcstraining.com T: 01604 495252)

This course provides learners with the skills necessary to monitor, maintain, optimize and troubleshoot Citrix XenApp 6.5 environments running on Windows Server 2008 R2 software. Learners are introduced to the tools used to monitor the XenApp farm, record farm activity and generate reports. In addition, learners take away the skills needed to maintain data and server integrity and to scale, optimize and troubleshoot the XenApp farm. This course encourages learning by doing and includes many hands-on exercises that reinforce and expand on the course content. Audience This course is intended for IT professionals, such as server, network, and system administrators familiar with Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2008 R2 environments. System engineers, analysts, consultants, architects and Citrix partners are appropriate candidates for this course. Existing XenApp administrators, especially those with basic XenApp 6.5 experience and those who are interested in achieving CCAA or CCEE certifications, are ideal.

Prerequisites The following are preparatory recommendations for this course: Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Services Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Working knowledge of the architecture and administrative tasks associated with Citrix XenApp 6.5 CXA-206-1 Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration Basic knowledge of XenServer, EdgeSight, Branch Repeater and XenDesktop

Course Outline. Module 1: Troubleshooting the XenApp Environment Troubleshooting Methodology Logon Issues User Sessions Server Resources Exercise 1-1: Troubleshooting an AppCenter Issue Exercise 1-2: Troubleshooting Web Interface and XML Issues Exercise 1-3: Troubleshooting Launching a Hosted Application Exercise 1-4: Troubleshooting Streaming Applications

Module 2: Scaling the XenApp Environment Farm Configuration Recommendations Farm Scalability Scripted Installation Server Build Scripting XenApp Server Templates Data Store Database Migration Dedicated Data Collector Web Interface Planning Delivery Services XenApp and XenDesktop Integration XenApp and Provisioning Services Integration XenApp and Merchandising Server Integration

Exercise 2-1: Preparing to Clone a XenApp Server

Exercise 2-2: Cloning a XenApp Server

Exercise 2-3: Preparing a XenApp Server for Scripted Configuration

Exercise 2-4: Performing a Scripted Configuration

Module 3: Creating Farm Redundancy Eliminating Single Points of Failure Disaster Recovery Load Balancing XenApp and NetScaler Integration

Exercise 3-1: Load Balancing Web Interface and XML Services Using Citrix NetScaler

Exercise 3-2: Testing Load Balancing through Citrix NetScaler

Exercise: 3-3: Installing and Configuring Web Interface on Citrix NetScaler

Module 4: Maintaining the XenApp Environment Farm Setting Migration Data Store Database Maintenance Data Store Database Recovery Local Host Cache XML Service Overview Routine Operations Power and Capacity Management

Exercise 4-1: Updating the Mozilla Firefox Streaming Profile

Exercise 4-2: Performing Data Store Maintenance Commands

Exercise 4-3: Configuring Power and Capacity Management

Exercise 4-4: Creating a Restart Schedule for the XenApp Servers