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Monitoring a Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Environment

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This course covers monitoring strategies for your Citrix environment to make sure you're able to identify or prevent issues. The primary defense are forms of logging and auditing as provided by Citrix components including Citrix Director, IntelliCache, Provisioning Services, StoreFront, and NetScaler. The course also provides focus on monitoring using the AppFLow feature and configuration logging, providing you a basis on how to use these key monitoring tools.This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers partial 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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Monitoring a Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Environment

  • start the course
  • describe AppFlow, enable AppFlow, and specify a collector
  • configure AppFlow actions
  • configure an AppFlow policy by using the command line and configuration tool
  • apply an AppFlow policy
  • set parameters for the AppFlow command and enabling AppFlow for specific services or virtual servers
  • identify the purpose of configuration logging and specify the database location
  • manage configuration logging including enabling/disabling logging
  • generate a configuration logging report
  • view a configuration logging report
  • remove the contents of a configuration logging database
  • provide an overview of monitoring functionality with Citrix Director
  • interpret failures in the Director Dashboard
  • resolve application failures with Director
  • interpret Usage Tables and Graphs in Director
  • provide an overview of the XenDesktop IntelliCache and enabling IntelliCache for XenServer and XenDesktop
  • configure and verify IntelliCache settings
  • monitor the Infrastructure using Director using Host table and Controller table
  • identify the use of Provisioning Services auditing in monitoring and demonstrate how to enable or disable Provisioning Services auditing
  • access and search Provisioning Services auditing information
  • archive audit information so it can no longer be accessed by Provisioning Services.
  • monitor your system performance through auditing of user logons
  • provide an overview of how StoreFront logs are used in monitoring the Citrix environment
  • configure StoreFront log throttling
  • enable StoreFront log tracing
  • provide an overview of Citrix profile management logging and common events logged
  • configure diagnostic logging for profile management
  • configure and access the NetScaler audit log
  • use Citrix monitoring features to audit and log information in order to diagnose system performance
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