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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration (CXA-206-1)

Course Objectives

  • Identify the basic architecture and high level functionality of XenApp and farm components
  • Configure License Administration console ports and administrators, install the Citrix License Server, and import license files into the console
  • Make installation decisions appropriate for an environment, and install and configure XenApp using the Server Role Manager and Server Configuration tool
  • Add and configure worker groups, administrative accounts, and permissions, and log administrative changes
  • Install and configure Web Interface, create and customize Web Interface sites, and configure client delivery
  • Publish applications, content, and desktops for users.
  • Configure applications for streaming to servers and the desktops of Windows user devices
  • Create and configure Citrix policies, applying filters and using policy modeling tools.
  • Create and assign load evaluators and implement load balancing policies
  • Identify the different session optimization display settings, HDX settings, and profile management components
  • Identify self-service application technologies and install Citrix Receiver
  • Explain key Citrix printing concepts and terms, and configure printing for XenApp
  • Secure application access using Access Gateway
  • Describe the monitoring tools and technologies for XenApp, and track license usage
  • Identify the purpose and key components of SmartAuditor, Single sign-on, Branch optimization, Provisioning services, Power and Capacity Management, and XenServer

Course Outline

  1. Module 1: Introducing XenApp
    1. XenApp Editions
    2. XenApp Features
    3. XenApp Architecture
    4. XenApp Components
    5. Single and Multiple Farm Environments
    6. XenApp Servers: Session host-only and Controllers
    7. Data Store
    8. Data Store Updates and the Local Host Cache
    9. Independent Management Architecture
    10. Data Collectors
    11. Data Collector Election
    12. Zones
    13. Additonal XenApp Components
    14. AppCenter
    15. Test Your Knowledge
  2. Module 2: Licensing XenApp
    1. Overview
    2. To License XenApp
    3. Licensing Communication
    4. License Communication Process
    5. License Types
    6. Citrix License Server
    7. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
    8. Remote Desktop Licensing
    9. Additional Licensing Considerations
    10. License Administration Console
    11. Port Configuration
    12. Delegated Administrators in the License Administration Console
    13. Installing Licensing
    14. Manual Installation and Configuration
    15. Removing Licensing
    16. License Server Considerations
    17. License File Management
    18. Obtaining License Files
    19. To Add License Files
    20. Subscription Advantage
    21. High Availability Considerations
    22. Additional License Server Processes
    23. License Server Clustering
    24. Test Your Knowledge
  3. Module 3: Installing XenApp
    1. Overview
    2. XenApp Server Role Manager
    3. Hardware Requirements
    4. Software Requirements
    5. Installation Decisions
    6. Server Configuration Tool
    7. Dyamic Data Center Provisioning
    8. Role-based Uninstall
    9. XenApp Configuration Options
    10. Which Farm or Zones Will Be Used in the Environment?
    11. Which Server Will Be Used as the License Server?
    12. Which Database Engine Will Be Used for the Data Store Database?
    13. Will Shadowing Be Enabled?
    14. On Which Port Will the Citrix XML Service Run?
    15. When Will Users Be Added t
    16. the Local Remote Desktop Users Group?
    17. Will Pass-through Authentication Be Used in the Environment?
    18. Will Information in the Data Store and Configuration Logging Databases be Protected with IMA Encryption?
    19. Web Interface Installation Decisions
    20. Test Your Knowledge
  4. Module 4: Configuring XenApp Administration
    1. Overview
    2. Worker Groups
    3. Managing Worker Groups
    4. Administrator Privilege Levels
    5. Creating Administrator Accounts
    6. Configuring Administrator Permissions
    7. Configuring Folder Permissions
    8. Delegating Administration
    9. Configuration Logging
    10. Creating the Configuration Logging Database
    11. Configuration Logging Database Settings
    12. Enabling Configuration Logging
    13. Test Your Knowledge
  5. Module 5: Installing and Configuring Web Interface
    1. Overview
    2. Web Interface Ports
    3. Web Interface Communication Process
    4. Web Interface Installation
    5. Installing the Web Interface
    6. Site Creation
    7. Creating a Web Interface Site
    8. Site Creation Considerations
    9. XenApp Web Site Configuration Options
    10. XenApp Services Site Configuration
    11. Web Interface Site Modification
    12. Modifying the Web Interface Configuration File
    13. Using the Web Interface Management Console
    14. Specifying Citrix Plug-in Backup URLs
    15. Site Appearance
    16. Site Customization Options
    17. Session Preferences
    18. Session Options
    19. User Options
    20. Workspace Control
    21. Workspace Control Functionality
    22. Workspace Control Configuration Options
    23. Workspace Control User Customization
    24. Configuring Workspace Control
    25. Session Termination
    26. Citrix Plug-ins and Web Interface
    27. Plug-in Deployment Options
    28. Automatically Detecting Plug-ins
    29. Client Detection
    30. Authentication Configuration
    31. Authentication Options
    32. Generic RADIUS Support
    33. Explicit Authentication
    34. Pass-through Authentication
    35. Smart Card Authentication
    36. Citrix XML Service Trust Relationships
    37. Secure Access Configuration
    38. Access Methods
    39. Network Address Translation
    40. Network Address Translation Access Types
    41. Server Configuration
    42. Configuring Multiple Farms
    43. Adding Farms
    44. Configuring Load Balancing
    45. Enabling Fault Tolerance
    46. Specifying the XML Communication Port
    47. Ticket Expiration Settings
    48. Web Interface Site Removal
    49. Troubleshooting Web Interface Issues
    50. Test Your Knowledge
  6. Module 6: Delivering Applications and Content
    1. Overview
    2. Published Resources
    3. Published Resource Types
    4. Resource Publishing Phases
    5. Resource Name and Location
    6. Server Assignment
    7. Configured or Anonymous Accounts
    8. Users and Groups
    9. Resource Publishing Settings
    10. VM Hosted Apps
    11. Components of VM Hosted Apps
    12. Organizing Published Resources for Users
    13. Advanced Published Resource Settings
    14. Access Control
    15. Content Redirection
    16. Implementing Resource Limits and Client Options
    17. Configuring Resource Appearance
    18. Published Resource Configuration
    19. Session Pre-Launch
    20. Managing Connections t
    21. Resources
    22. Disabling or Hiding a Published Resource
    23. Troubleshooting Application Delivery Issues
    24. Test Your Knowledge
  7. Module 7: Streaming Applications
    1. Overview
    2. Application Streaming
    3. Application Streaming Benefits
    4. Application Streaming Components
    5. Application Streaming Communication Process
    6. Streaming App-V Packages
    7. Citrix Offline Plug-in
    8. Citrix Offline Plug-in Cache
    9. Citrix Offline Plug-in Installation
    10. Citrix Streaming Profiler
    11. Profiling Process
    12. Installing the Citrix Streaming Profiler
    13. Creating a Profile
    14. Profile Security Setting
    15. Targets
    16. Inter-Isolation Communication
    17. Profile Preference Settings
    18. Profile System Requirements
    19. Profile Installation Types
    20. Profile Properties
    21. Known Limits for Profiling Applications
    22. Target Properties
    23. Upgrading an Application in a Target
    24. Application Delivery Methods
    25. The Use Web Delivery Method
    26. To Stream to Servers
    27. Publishing a Streamed Application
    28. Specifying an Alternate Profile for a Published Application
    29. Enabling the Least-Privileged User Account
    30. Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications
    31. Support for Both Remote and Streaming Applications
    32. Offline Access Management
    33. Indirect Membership to the Offline Access List
    34. Providing Offline Access
    35. Offline Access Period
    36. Renewing Offline Access Period
    37. Application Caching
    38. Pre-Deployment of Streaming Applications
    39. Troubleshooting Streaming Issues
    40. Test Your Knowledge
  8. Module 8: Configuring Policies
    1. Overview
    2. Group Policy Integration
    3. IMA-based Group Policies
    4. Group Policy Extensions
    5. Group Policy Architecture
    6. Policy Evaluation
    7. Policy Application Process
    8. Policy Processing and Precedence
    9. Policy Changes Example
    10. Policy Precedence Exceptions
    11. Policy Rules
    12. Support for Policy Templates
    13. Policy Filtering
    14. Policy Modeling
    15. Test Your Knowledge
  9. Module 9: Configuring Load Management
    1. Overview
    2. Load Manager
    3. Load Balancing
    4. Load Balancing Process
    5. Load Calculation
    6. Load Calculations
    7. Load Evaluator Configuration
    8. Creating Custom Load Evaluators
    9. Thresholds for Load Management
    10. Assigning Load Evaluators t
    11. Servers and Applications
    12. Load Balancing Policies
    13. Creating Load Balancing Policies
    14. Force Application Streaming
    15. Preferential Load Balancing
    16. Preferential Load Balancing Example
    17. Preferential Load Balancing Considerations
    18. Troubleshooting Load Management Issues
    19. Test Your Knowledge
  10. Module 10: Optimizing the User Experience
    1. Overview
    2. Optimizing Session Performance
    3. Enabling Display Settings
    4. HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
    5. Enabling HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
    6. HDX Broadcast Session Reliability Considerations
    7. HDX RealTime
    8. Enabling HDX RealTime
    9. Understanding HDX RealTime Design Considerations
    10. HDX Plug-n-Play
    11. Enabling HDX Plug-n-Play
    12. Understanding HDX Plug-n-Play Design Considerations
    13. HDX MediaStream Windows Media Redirection
    14. HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection
    15. HDX 3D Image Acceleration
    16. Enabling HDX 3D Image Acceleration
    17. HDX 3D Progressive Display
    18. Enabling HDX 3D Progressive Display
    19. User Profiles
    20. Differentiating User Profile Types
    21. Redirecting User Data
    22. Managing User Profiles
    23. Enabling Profile Management
    24. Understanding the Profile Management Logon Process
    25. Troubleshooting User Experience Issues
    26. Test Your Knowledge
  11. Module 11: Configuring Self-Service Applications
    1. Overview
    2. Self-Service Applications Technologies
    3. Citrix Receiver
    4. Citrix Receiver for Windows
    5. Citrix Receiver for Macintosh
    6. Citrix Merchandising Server
    7. Citrix Merchandising Server Architecture
    8. Plug-ins
    9. Supported Plug-ins, Clients and Receivers
    10. Plug-in Delivery
    11. Client for Java
    12. Installation Considerations
    13. Troubleshooting Self-Service Application Issues
    14. Test Your Knowledge
  12. Module 12: Configuring Printing
    1. Overview
    2. Printing Concepts
    3. Printing Definitions
    4. Printer Types
    5. Printing Security
    6. Default Printing Behavior
    7. Altering the Default Printing Behavior
    8. Printer Provisioning
    9. User Self-Provisioning
    10. Printer Auto-Creation
    11. Printing Pathways
    12. Network Printing Pathway
    13. Client Printing Pathway
    14. Printing Pathway Demonstration
    15. Printer Drivers
    16. Printer Driver Types
    17. Citrix Universal Printing
    18. Enhanced MetaFile Format
    19. Print Preview
    20. Citrix Universal Printer
    21. Configuring Citrix Universal Printing
    22. Administrator-Assigned Network Printers
    23. Adding a Network Printer
    24. Editing Network Printer Settings
    25. Specifying the Default Printer
    26. Workspace Control and Proximity Printing
    27. Configuring Proximity Printing
    28. Printing Preferences
    29. Printing Properties
    30. Printing Preference Hierarchy
    31. Configuring Printer Property Retention
    32. Printing Bandwidth
    33. Troubleshooting Printing Issues
    34. Test Your Knowledge
  13. Module 13: Securing XenApp
    1. Overview
    2. XenApp Security Solutions
    3. SecureICA
    4. Citrix SSL Relay
    5. SSL Relay Communication
    6. Configuring SSL Relay
    7. Access Gateway
    8. Access Gateway Deployment Scenarios
    9. Access Gateway Communications
    10. Digital Certificates
    11. Securing Access t
    12. Hosted Applications
    13. SmartAccess
    14. Web Interface Configuration
    15. Access Methods
    16. Access Gateway Settings
    17. Configuring Web Interface for Access Gateway Connections
    18. Security Configuration Best Practices
    19. Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp
    20. Test Your Knowledge
  14. Module 14: Monitoring XenApp
    1. Overview
    2. Health Monitoring and Recovery
    3. Service Monitoring for XenApp
    4. Service Monitoring Components
    5. Service Monitoring Communication
    6. License Usage Monitoring
    7. Configuring License Alerts
    8. Viewing License Usage
    9. Viewing Historical License Data
    10. Workflow Studi
    11. Overview
    12. Workflow Studi
    13. Architecture
    14. Workflow Automation Use Cases
    15. Accessing the Farm using PowerShell
    16. Administering the Farm using Commands
    17. Test Your Knowledge
  15. Module 15: Additional Components
    1. Overview
    2. SmartAuditor
    3. SmartAuditor Components
    4. Session Recording Process
    5. Single Sign-on
    6. Single Sign-on Components
    7. Single Sign-on Process
    8. Branch Optimization
    9. Branch Repeater Components
    10. Branch Optimization Process for the Plug-in
    11. Provisioning Services
    12. Provisioning Services Components
    13. Power and Capacity Management
    14. XenServer
    15. XenServer Components
    16. Test Your Knowledge

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