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The course covers the following topics:
Module 1: Architecture
Identify the various components included in the XenDesktop 7 architecture
Determine how the various components communicate and which protocols they are using
Apply architectural understanding to desktop virtualization solutions
Troubleshoot desktop virtualization design
Module 2: Business Drivers
Identify specific business drivers for multiple verticals
Facilitate a discussion with the project team at an organization to prioritize business drivers
Module 3: Data Capture
Identify best strategy for data collection given a specific organizational environment.
Identify the types of application data to collect, the method for collecting them, and application data collection tools
Module 4: User Segmentation
Identify the different FlexCast models
Identify considerations in selecting the most appropriate method for segmenting users
Module 5: Application Assessment
Understand the process of application assessment
Demonstrate rationalization of applications in a given case organization
Assess a suite of applications based on business needs and compatibility to a given XenDesktop delivery model.
Module 6: Project Management
Understand the importance of project management for a successful implementation
Identify roles for a project plan
Module 7: User Design
Make key decisions regarding user groups and device (endpoint) design
Organize user groups for Design document
Identify and prioritize top user issues
Design user profile strategy
Design a printing strategy
Module 8: Receiver
Define how applications will be delivered
Design Citrix Receiver deployment and maintenance
Module 9: Resource Req. Recommendations
Identify recourse requirements
Make key design decisions regarding resource recommendations
Module 10: Access
Design an authentication point (Storefront and NetScaler Gateway) strategy
Determine session and access policies, including user authentication and remote access
Design virtual desktop operating systems access
Calculate bandwidth for the desktop virtualization solution
Module 11: Desktop
Make key design decisions regarding machine catalogs and groups
Design a personalization strategy including user profiles, user policies and personal vDisk usage.
Design an appropriate printing strategy
Module 12: Application Delivery
Design a solution that meets application inventory and integration requirements
Identify characteristics of the applications that will impact placement as well as the application delivery architecture for the XenDesktop environment
Design an application delivery strategy
Module 13: Desktop Delivery
Design a Desktop delivery topology, including Sites, XenDesktop Controllers per site, and load balancing
Design the underlying infrastructure, including database selection, license servers and Active Directory Integration
Identify the XenDesktop user and virtual desktop baseline policies
Module 14: Networking Layer
Make key high availability design decisions
Integrate the XenDesktop infrastructure with the network infrastructure
Understand WAN optimization, Multistream ICA, and DHCP functionality
Module 15: Storage and Provisioning Layer
Make key design decisions regarding storage solutions
Identify the features and differences between PVS and MCS
Design a provisioning strategy with either PVS or MCS
Module 16: Platform Layer
Make key design decisions regarding the hypervisor to be used in desktop virtualization solutions
Make accurate hardware calculations, including VDI hardware, shared hardware, application hardware, and control hardware
Module 17: Operational
Understand potential migration approaches
Design a system monitoring strategy
Make key design decisions regarding decisions regarding application delivery
Backup and System Monitoring
Module 18: Verification
Verify assess and design decisions using Citrix online tools
Develop a complete stakeholder presentation
Effectively present and support design decisions
The course is aimed at those involved in desktop virtualization solutions, such as Architects, Consultants and Engineers.
Before attending, you should have completed the courses CXD-102 Introduction to XenDesktop 7 and CXD-300 Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions, or have equivalent knowledge.
In addition, you should have the following knowledge:
Intermediate knowledge of Citrix Desktop Virtualization Components/Concepts
Basic understanding of project management and documentation best practices
Basic presentation skills
Windows Server Knowledge (Windows Server 2012) including Active Directory and DHCP
Basic Networking Knowledge
SQL Server - General understanding of databases, permissions, security, high availability
General understanding of physical and virtual storage, including NAS, SAN, SSD and CIFS
Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
This 3-day course provides the skills and knowledge needed to successfully assess and design a XenApp and/or XenDesktop virtualization solution based on the architectures a majority of Citrix customers implement. The course will also give you the opportunity to design for your organisation, with access to all of the tools and reference materials you need to support your work.
By the end of the course you will know how to:
- Identify the various components and communication protocols of the XenApp/XenDesktop architecture
- Apply architectural understanding to desktop virtualization solutions
- Conduct an organizational assessment focusing on business capabilities and requirements, applications, and users
- Design desktop virtualization solutions
- Verify and present design recommendations
- Troubleshoot desktop virtualization designs
There is no exam with this course.
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