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XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Management with App Layering, WEM, and HDX

Get more value out of your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops investment through the use of Workspace Environment Management, Application Layering, and advanced features. You’ll leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-zone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX. You’ll gain the skills to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance through Workspace Environment Management. Also, learn to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and deploying App Layers with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

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Praha3 34 200 CZK - 0
Bratislava3 1 400,00 EUR - 0

Who is the course for

Built for experienced IT Professionals working with XenApp and XenDesktop. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects responsible for the end user workspace, and overall health and performance of the solution.

What we teach you

  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • Understand Zones in XenApp and XenDesktop and how to account for user and desktop locations and optimal connection and registration
  • How to configure and manage App Layering with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Understand and configure HDX channels and protocols for improved performance delivering multimedia and data over network connections
  • Understand user connection flows and tools to better troubleshoot end user issues

Required skills

Strong foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course: CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration.

Teaching methods

Professional explanation with practical samples and examples.

Teaching materials

Citrix guide book for this course.

Course outline

Module 1: Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)

  • FMA Services
  • SQL database connectivity and security
  • Multi-zone VDA registration
  • Zone preference

Module 2: Workspace Environment Management (WEM) (Extended Module)

  • Introduction to WEM
  • Administration
  • Optimizing resource consumption on VDA hosts
  • Managing the end-user experience with WEM
  • Migrating existing settings and configurations to WEM

Module 3: StoreFront Optimization and Routing

  • User experience optimizations
  • StoreFront branding
  • Optimal Gateway routing and Zones
  • Subscription Store

Module 4: HDX and Multimedia

  • HDX in the network
  • Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
  • Multimedia delivery and redirection
  • Delivering Skype for Business with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Module 5: App Layering (Full day module)

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Layering Architecture
  • Creating Layers
  • App Layering Maintenance

Module 6: Supporting and Troubleshooting

  • Connections
  • Communications
  • Session Launch

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