Arrow Electronics, Inc.

CWS-317: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration

CODE: CTX_CWS-317

LENGTH: 5 days

PRICE: Request Price

Description

Designed for experienced IT professionals this course builds on the foundational implementation and management skills introducing scalability, redundancy, security configurations and Citrix Provisioning 7. You will learn troubleshooting techniques to investigate and solve many of the common issues that can affect environment health. You will leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-location environments with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, Cloud Connectors and HDX,

Citrix Provisioning leading practices, architecture, communication, and processes that make up Citrix Provisioning to be successful with deploying and managing a farm, integrate vDisks and target devices with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for easy rollback, upgrades, and performance of Virtual Delivery Agent machines.

Objectives

  • How to implement advanced administration concepts such as backups, disaster recovery, scalability and redundancy for a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 Site
  • Advanced troubleshooting techniques to troubleshoot Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7
  • Security considerations and configurations for Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 site including multi-site management using zones
  • How to install and configure a Provisioning Services farm
  • How to deploy Provisioning Services target devices for use with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Delivery Agents
  • How to manage a Provisioning Services farm, vDisks, and target devices
  • Understand Provisioning Services redundancy and failover

Audience

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.

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.

Programme

Module 1 Implementing Redundancy and Scalability

StoreFront and Citrix Gateway

Site Infrastructure

Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

Module 2 Managing a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations

Zones

VDA Registration in a Multi-Zone Environment

Zone Preference

Optimal Gateway Routing and Zones

Managing StoreFront Store Subscriptions in a Multi-Location Environment

StoreFront and Citrix ADC Branding

Module 3 Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery

Backups

Disaster Recovery Considerations

Disaster Recovery Process

Module 4 Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods

Multi-factor Authentication - RADIUS & OTP

Multi-factor Authentication - Smart Card Authentication

Federated Authentication - ADFS, SAML, and FAS

Module 5 Improving App and Data Security

Introduction to Application Security

Preventing Jailbreak Attacks

Minimizing the Impact of Attacks

Module 6 Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

TLS to VDA Encryption

GPOs and Citrix Policies

Image Management

 

Module 7 Introduction to Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Methodology Process

Resource Tools and Utilities

Introduction to PowerShell

Module 8 Troubleshooting Access Issues

Troubleshooting StoreFront

Troubleshooting Citrix Gateway

Module 9 Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues

Validating FMA Services

Module 10 Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues

Troubleshooting VDA Registration

Module 11 Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues

Troubleshooting HDX Connections

Module 12 Advanced Provisioning

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Citrix Provisioning (PVS)

Getting Started with Citrix Provisioning

Citrix Provisioning Architecture

Module 13 Citrix Provisioning Infrastructure

Lab VM Power Management

Learning Objectives

The Citrix Provisioning Server

The Farm Database

The Store

Module 14 Streaming the vDisk

Lab VM Power Management

Learning Objectives

vDisk Introduction

Master Target Device Preparation

Streaming Introduction

Boot Methods

Module 15 Target Devices

Lab VM Power Management

Learning Objectives

Target Deivces Introduction

Reads and Writes

Machine and User Data

Module 16 Integrating Citrix Provisioning with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Lab VM Power Management

Learning Objectives

The Complete Architecture Overview

The Citrix Virtual Desktops Setup Wizard

Manage the Target Devices through Creating Device Collections

Using Provisioned Services with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Managing Citrix Provisioning from Citrix Cloud

Module 17 Advanced Architecture

Lab VM Power Management

Learning Objectives

Farm Component Scalability

Store Redundancy

Farm Database Redundancy

Module 18 Supporting Citrix Provisioning

Lab VM Power Management

Learning Objectives

vDisk Updates

Delegate Administration

Audit and Support

Alternative vDisk Update Methods

Test and Certification

CCP-V*

*Partial preparation for the CCP-V certification, for full preparation the CWS-315: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Deployment, Troubleshooting, Security and Administration or completing this course plus CWS-314 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Deployment App Layering and WEM Administration course is recommended.

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