Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 dage)

PRICE: kr 25.000,00


Build a new skill set around Citrix XenServer 7.x focusing on the 7.1 Long Term Services Release, which delivers optimized server virtualization for all datacenter workloads. In this five-day course, you'll learn how to install, manage, secure, size and troubleshoot an enterprise XenServer implementation. The course will walk you through configuration and administration of the environment, from architecture and virtual machines to resource pools, storage and networking. Key topics will include capabilities such as virtual CPU optimization, VM management, and high availability/disaster recovery, and features such as Intellicache and XenMotion.

This course is currently based on XenServer 7.1 Long Term Service Release however a review of newer features is covered in the course.


After completing this course you should be able to:

Understand XenServer architecture, features, and leading practices

Configure and manage virtual machines

Install, configure, and manage XenServer and the XenServer environment

Configure Resource Pools and high availability in the XenServer environment

Configure network, storage, and security for XenServer

Troubleshoot the XenServer environment


IT Professionals who need to design, deploy, manage, and support Citrix XenServer.


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


Creating virtual machines

Managing virtual machines

Understanding vApps

Managing snapshot

Module 3: Installing XenServer

Hardware requirements


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

XenApp and XenDesktop Provisioning enhancements

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

XenServer Hypervisor Introspection Direct Inspect API

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

XenServer vGPU and GPU pass-through

Module 11: Troubleshooting

XenServer maintenance mode

Host logs and event notifications



Command line and PowerShell commands

Using Citrix Insight Services

Network tracing

Session Dates