CWS315 Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 Adv Administration

Course Code: CWS315   Duration: 5 Days   Price: £2,695+VAT
Overview

Designed to learn how to set up scalability, redundancy and security configurations. You will learn advance features to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers and Workspace Environment Management, which can improve logon times, centralize user settings management, optimize the performance of machines running the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA).

In the advanced troubleshooting section, you will learn techniques to investigate 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 multizone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX.

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.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Implement advanced administration concepts such as backups, disaster recovery, scalability and redundancy consideration for a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 Site
  • Configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • Implement App Layering skills, for example how to create and administer OS, platform, application, elastic and user layers
  • Use Advanced troubleshooting techniques to troubleshoot Citrix Apps and Desktop 7
  • Apply Security considerations and configurations for Citrix Apps and Desktop 7 site including multi-site management using zones
Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

Course Contents

Implementing Redundancy and Scalability

  • StoreFront and Citrix Gateway
  • Site Infrastructure
  • Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

 

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 MultiLocation Environment
  • StoreFront and Citrix ADC Branding

 

Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery

  • Backups
  • Disaster Recovery Considerations
  • Disaster Recovery Process

 

Implementing Advanced Authentication Methods

  • Multi-factor Authentication - RADIUS & OTP
  • Multi-factor Authentication - Smart Card Authentication
  • Federated Authentication - ADFS, SAML, and FAS

 

Improving App and Data Security

  • Introduction to Application Security
  • Preventing Jailbreak Attacks
  • Minimizing the Impact of Attacks

 

Securing Machines Running the Virtual Delivery Agent

  • TLS to VDA Encryption
  • GPOs and Citrix Policies
  • Image Management Troubleshooting techniques and tools

 

Introduction to Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Methodology Process (Standard Slide)
  • Resource Tools and Utilities
  • Introduction to PowerShell

 

Troubleshooting Access Issues

  • Troubleshooting StoreFront
  • Troubleshooting Citrix Gateway

 

Troubleshooting Delivery Controller Issues

  • Validating FMA Services

 

Troubleshooting VDA Registration Issues

  • Troubleshooting VDA Registration

 

Troubleshooting HDX Connection Issues

  • Troubleshooting HDX Connections

 

Introduction to App Layering

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Architecture and How it Works

 

 Creating an OS Layer

  • The OS Layer

 

Creating a Platform Layer

  • The Platform Layer

 

Creating App Layers

  • The App Layers Module

 

Creating Elastic App and User Layers

  • Elastic App Layering
  • User Layers

 

 Deploying a Layered Image using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Using Templates in App Layering
  • Using Layered Images in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Site

 

Exploring Layer Priority

  • Layer Priority

 

Maintaining an App Layering Environment

  • Updating Layers
  • Maintaining and Updating the App Layering Environment
  • Common App Layering Considerations and Additional Resources

 

Introduction to Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Introduction
  • WEM Administration

 

Using WEM to Centralize Environment Management 

  • Managing User Resources with WEM
  • Managing Profiles with WEM 
  • Managing Endpoints with the WEM Transformer Feature

 

 Using WEM for Performance Optimization

  • Optimizing Machine Performance with WEM
  • Optimizing User Experience with WEM

 

Using WEM to Secure Environments

  • WEM Security Features

 

Migrating and Upgrading WEM

  • Migrating to WEM
  • Upgrading a WEM Deployment
  • WEM Multi-Location Considerations

 

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