CXA-301, Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration

This 5 day instructor-led training class is presented by Citrix training partners to their end customers. Channel Partners nationwide hire proven AMS Subject Matter Expert Citrix Certified Instructors (CCI’s) to teach on-site or on-line classes.

This class provides students with the skills necessary to monitor, maintain, optimize and troubleshoot Citrix XenApp 6.5 environments running on Windows Server 2008 R2 software. Students are introduced to the tools used to monitor the XenApp farm, record farm activity and generate reports. In addition, students take away the skills needed to maintain data and server integrity and to scale, optimize and troubleshoot the XenApp farm. This class encourages learning by doing and includes many hands-on exercises that reinforce and expand on the class content.
This class is intended for IT professionals, such as server, network, and system administrators familiar with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. System engineers, analysts, consultants, architects and Citrix partners are appropriate candidates for this class. Existing XenApp administrators, especially those with basic XenApp 6.5 experience and those who are interested in achieving CCAA or CCEE certifications, are ideal candidates. This class prepares students to take the CCAA for Citrix XenApp 6 : CCAA for Citrix XenApp 6 exam.

Class Objectives
• Troubleshooting the XenApp environment
• Scaling the XenApp environment
• Creating farm redundancy
• Maintaining the XenApp environment
• Optimizing the XenApp environment
• Optimizing the user environment
• Optimizing printing
• Securing XenApp
• Monitoring XenApp with standard utilities
• Monitoring XenApp with EdgeSight

Class Outline
Troubleshooting the XenApp Environment

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Logon Issues
  • User Sessions
  • Server Resources

Scaling the XenApp Environment

  • Farm Configuration Recommendations
  • Farm Scalability
  • Scripted Installation
  • Server Build Scripting
  • XenApp Server Templates
  • Data Store Database Migration
  • Dedicated Data Collector
  • Web Interface Planning
  • Delivery Services
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Integration
  • XenApp and Provisioning Services Integration
  • XenApp and Merchandising Server Integration

Creating Farm Redundancy

  • Eliminating Single Points of Failure
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Load Balancing
  • XenApp and NetScaler Integration

Maintaining the XenApp Environment

  • Farm Setting Migration
  • Data Store Database Maintenance
  • Data Store Database Recovery
  • Local Host Cache
  • XML Service Overview
  • Routine Operations
  • Power and Capacity Management

Optimizing the XenApp Environment

  • Performance Tuning
  • Windows Server Tuning for XenApp
  • XenApp Tuning
  • Virtual Memory Optimization
  • CPU Optimization
  • Virtual Machine Sizing
  • Multi-Streaming
  • Accelerating ICA Traffic with Branch Repeater
  • QoS through Branch Repeater

Optimizing the User Environment

  • Access methods
  • Application Compatibility
  • Application Streaming
  • General Guidelines For Improving Application Performance
  • User Profiles
  • Session Pre-Launch
  • User Connection Configuration

Optimizing Printing

  • Printing Architecture Review
  • Managing Printers
  • Citrix Universal Printer
  • Printing Performance Policies
  • Non-Native Printer Drivers
  • Printer Driver Isolation
  • Printing Tools
  • Troubleshooting Printing

Securing XenApp

  • Setting Rights and Permissions
  • XenVault
  • SSL Certificates
  • XenApp Security with Access Gateway

Monitoring XenApp with Standard Utilities

  • XenApp Monitoring
  • XenApp Utilities
  • Citrix Utilities
  • Third-party tools

Monitoring XenApp with EdgeSight

  • EdgeSight Components
  • Real-Time Information
  • Reports
  • Alerts
  • Active Application Monitoring

To Hire a proven Citrix XenApp Subject Matter Expert and Citrix Certified Instructor who also teaches this class, call 800-798-3901 today!

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