Citrix Provisioning 7.1x Administration

Course code: CXD-304

Exam Code: CXD-304

Duration: 40 Hours

Designed for experienced IT professionals, you will learn to build and combine App Layers to optimize management of your app and desktop images and to implement Workspace Environment Management to improve log-on times, centralize user settings management, and optimize the performance of machines.
You will leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions and features in your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 site.

Objective

1. Understand Provisioning Services architecture and communication
2. How to install and configure a Provisioning Services farm
3. How to deploy Provisioning Services target devices for use with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Delivery Agents
4. How to manage a Provisioning Services farm, vDisks, and target devices
5. Understand Provisioning Services redundancy and failover

Target Audience

Built for experienced IT Professionals working with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops who need to plan for, implement, or manage a Provisioning Services environment.
Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects.

Outline
  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture
  • The PVS server role
  • The Farm database
  • The vDisk Store
  • Introduction to vDisks
  • Machine preparation
  • Streaming vDisks
  • Boot methods
  • Introduction to target devices
  • Data I/O
  • Handling persistent and non-persistent data
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Setup Wizard
  • Device Collections
  • Published Apps and Desktops
  • Using Provisioning Services with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy
  • Performing updates
  • Auditing and support
  • vDisk imagining
  • Migrating vDisk images
  • Troubleshooting
Prerequisites
  • Foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course: CXD-210 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x

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