Moving to XenApp and XenDesktop Service on the Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure | CXD-252

Course code: CXD-252

Exam Code: CXD-252

Duration: 40 Hours

Navigate the move from an on-premises environment into Citrix Cloud and learn to deploy resource locations onto Microsoft Azure. Learn the architecture, communications, and management of Citrix Cloud and the XenApp and XenDesktop Service and then migrate existing infrastructure and settings into Citrix Cloud. Plan machine catalog and virtual machine design based in Microsoft’s public cloud and deploy those machines using Machine Creation Services. Additional Azure considerations include maintenance and power management. Learn to configure Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway as a service within Citrix Cloud or as managed machines in your datacenter or on the Azure platform for remote access.

Objective
  • Understand the differences between XenApp and XenDesktop on-premises and the XenApp and XenDesktop Service
  • How to install, configure, and manage Citrix Cloud Connectors
  • Deploy and manage Virtual Delivery Agent machines to on-premises resource locations as well as in Microsoft Azure using MCS
  • Integrate Citrix Cloud and XenApp/XenDesktop with Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Provide remote access with Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway on Microsoft Azure
Target Audience

1. Built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with XenApp
2. and XenDesktop 7.x in an on-premises environment moving to the Citrix Cloud and
3. deploying their XenApp and XenDesktop workloads on Microsoft Azure.

Outline
  • What is Citrix Cloud
  • Citrix Cloud Services
  • Citrix Cloud Operation and Architecture
  • Citrix Cloud Administration
  • Cloud Connector Architecture
  • Installing and configuring Citrix Cloud Connectors
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Deployment Models
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Service with On-Premises Resources
  • Configuring the XenApp and XenDesktop Service
  • Delivering Apps and Desktop to End-Users Using On-Premises Resources with MCS
  • Citrix Studio and Director
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Remote PowerShell SDK
  • Managing Multiple Resource Locations
  • Using PVS with the XenApp and XenDesktop Services
  • Consideration for StoreFront Location
  • Consideration for NetScaler Gateway Locations
  • Configuring StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway Access in Citrix Cloud
  • General Public Cloud Considerations
  • Microsoft Azure as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only)
  • Amazon Web Services as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only)
  • Citrix Cloud Migration Options and Considerations
  • Migrating Policies and Settings
  • Migrating Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Considerations for Migrating to a Public Cloud
  • Defining IAAS
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Azure Deployment Models
  • Azure Fundamentals Review
  • Azure Management
  • Azure Locations
  • Active Directory Basics
  • Active Directory Usage
  • Connecting On-premises Active Directory to Azure
  • Azure Role Based Access Control
  • Azure Connectivity
  • Cloud Connectors in Azure
  • Creating XenApp and XenDesktop Host Connections to Azure
  • Master Image Preparation
  • Machine Creation Services in Azure
  • Considerations for Deploying onto Azure
  • StoreFront Locations
  • NetScaler Locations
  • Multiple XenApp and XenDesktop Zones in Azure Regions
  • Maintaining Infrastructure
  • Maintaining Resources
  • Power Management
  • Planning your next steps
Prerequisites

Experience deploying and managing XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x in on-premises environment. Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform including:

  • Virtual machine management
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Azure Resource Manager portals

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