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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

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

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $5665 inc GST
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Why study this course

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.

This course is currently based on XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13 components and Citrix Cloud.

Please note:

  • Citrix now provide students with electronic courseware for all Citrix authorised training courses. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via http://training.citrix.com/ before they attend their first day of class. This will ensure they have access to all Citrix authorised training content on day one of their booked Citrix course.

  • This course includes the Citrix exam which must be taken within six months of completing your course.

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What you’ll learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • 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


Citrix at DDLS

Citrix provides server, application and desktop virtualisation, networking, software as a service, and cloud computing technologies. DDLS is the most experienced provider of Citrix training in Australia with 15 years as a Citrix CALC (Citrix Authorised Learning Center).


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Who is the course for?

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

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 853 276.


Course subjects

Module 1: Introduction to Citrix Cloud

  • What is Citrix Cloud

  • Citrix Cloud Services

  • Citrix Cloud Operation and Architecture

  • Citrix Cloud Administration

Module 2: Citrix Cloud Connectors

  • Cloud Connector Architecture

  • Installing and configuring Citrix Cloud Connectors

Module 3: Introduction to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • 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

Module 4: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • Citrix Studio and Director

  • XenApp and XenDesktop Remote PowerShell SDK

  • Managing Multiple Resource Locations

  • Using PVS with the XenApp and XenDesktop Services

Module 5: Providing Access with StoreFront and NetScaler in Citrix Cloud

  • Consideration for StoreFront Location

  • Consideration for NetScaler Gateway Locations

  • Configuring StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway Access in Citrix Cloud

Module 6: Public Cloud Considerations

  • 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)

Module 7: On-Premises Migration to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • Citrix Cloud Migration Options and Considerations

  • Migrating Policies and Settings

  • Migrating Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups

  • Considerations for Migrating to a Public Cloud

Module 8: XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure Overview

  • Defining IAAS

  • XenApp and XenDesktop Azure Deployment Models

  • Azure Fundamentals Review

  • Azure Management

  • Azure Locations

Module 9: XenApp and XenDesktop Integration with Azure Active Directory

  • Active Directory Basics

  • Active Directory Usage

  • Connecting On-premises Active Directory to Azure

  • Azure Role Based Access Control

Module 10: Connecting to Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Connectivity

  • Cloud Connectors in Azure

  • Creating XenApp and XenDesktop Host Connections to Azure

Module 11: Deploying Apps and Desktops using Machine Creation Services

  • Master Image Preparation

  • Machine Creation Services in Azure

  • Considerations for Deploying onto Azure

Module 12: Providing Access to End Users

  • StoreFront Locations

  • NetScaler Locations

  • Multiple XenApp and XenDesktop Zones in Azure Regions

Module 13: Maintaining Infrastructure and VDAs in Microsoft Azure

  • Maintaining Infrastructure

  • Maintaining Resources

  • Power Management

Module 14: Plan for a Successful POC

  • 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


PRE-COURSE PREPARATION

This course has pre-reading or other preparation requirements which should be completed before you commence your course with us.

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Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.



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