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Managing XenDesktop 7.5 Desktops and Applications

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Citrix delivers apps and desktop environments to mobile end-users. In this course, you'll learn about XenDesktop components and tools used to deliver and control virtualized apps and desktops. This includes the role of machine catalogs, Machine Creation Services, Delivery groups, vDisks, and the use of Director and StoreFront for session and store management. Also covered are the Virtual Delivery Agents, master images, vDisks, receivers, controllers, and performing common troubleshooting tasks. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers objectives for the 1Y0-200 certification exam Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions.

Target Audience
Systems administrators, Citrix Administrators, technical support staff, or consultants who want to learn to manage and maintain XenDesktop solutions


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Managing XenDesktop 7.5 Desktops and Applications

  • start the course
  • recognize the apps and desktop architecture
  • create a new machine catalog
  • add machines to a catalog, modify/delete a machine catalog, and remove specific machines from a catalog
  • add a delivery group, remove desktops from a delivery group, delete a delivery group
  • configure app and desktop resources including but not limited to computer accounts, desktop power, and working with maintenance mode
  • use Director to monitoring user sessions
  • explore the options available in Director Dashboard to monitor key aspects of the infrastructure, such as connected sessions and connection failures
  • monitor end-user sessions including viewing currently connected machines or sessions, sessions in a Delivery Group, and other data
  • monitor end-user machines including user machine power states
  • troubleshoot application and desktop connectivity issues
  • describe the purpose and use of provisioning services and Machine Creation Services
  • explore the Provisioning Services Console and create Provisioning Services Master Virtual Machines
  • demonstrate the installation and use of the Virtual Delivery Agent
  • update desktop images and create a master image
  • create a new vDisk and configure vDisk mode
  • demonstrate how to use vDisks and perform key management tasks including adding a vDisk to a host and backing up/restoring of personal vDisk
  • explore the StoreFront management consoles showing how to create, add, and hide a store
  • install and configure Receiver for Web
  • configure a StoreFront access including HTTPS, authentication, and server groups
  • add and configure delivery controllers
  • demonstrate how to monitor StoreFront logs
  • troubleshoot one or more key issues with the Delivery Agent
  • troubleshoot licensing issues
  • troubleshoot Provisioning Services
  • troubleshoot one or more key issue with vDisks
  • troubleshoot one or more common issues with application performance and determine the cause of the issue(s)
  • understand basic components and tools used to deliver and control virtualized apps and desktops
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