What you’ll learn
In this course, students will learn the skills necessary to configure and administer a XenServer 6.5 SP1 environment, including topics such as:
Understanding XenServer architecture, features, editions and entitlements
Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
Installing and Configuring XenServer
Managing the XenServer Environment
Configuring Resource Pools
Configuring High Availability / Disaster Recovery
Creating and Managing Networks
Understanding Sizing and Design Impact
Troubleshooting the XenServer Environment
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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Quality instructors and content
Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.
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No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for IT professionals, systems engineers, administrators, and Citrix partners, who need to know how to design, deploy, manage, and support a XenServer enterprise solution. XenApp/XenDesktop administrators who want to learn how to optimize XenDesktop/XenApp performance or how to troubleshoot issues as well as datacenter administrators who are using XenServer for running many different types of virtual machines will benefit from this class.
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.
Module 1: XenServer Architecture
Module 2: Managing Virtual Machines
Creating virtual machines
Managing virtual machines
Module 3: Installing XenServer
Module 4: Managing a XenServer Environment
Monitoring and alerting
Pool metadata backups
Module 5: Resource Pools
Module 6: Networking
Module 7: Storage
XenServer storage architecture
Understanding thick and thin provisioning
File based and block based storage
XenServer in-memory read caching
Module 8: High Availability
Purpose of high availability
High availability recommendations
Detecting a host failure
High availability recovery process
Module 9: Security
Integrating with Active Directory
Understanding role-based access
Minimizing the attack surface
Certificates and SSL with XenServer
Module 10: Sizing and Optimizations
Module 11: Troubleshooting
XenServer maintenance mode
Host logs and event notifications
Command line and PowerShell commands
Using Citrix Insight Services
Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by gaining a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:
A basic overall knowledge of virtualization technology
An understanding of computing architecture, including network and storage devices, device drivers and operating systems
Basic knowledge of network devices and site architecture, including configuring VLANs
Basic knowledge of storage terminology and technologies, including partitions, SANs, LUNs, iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS file shares
This course has pre-reading or other preparation requirements which should be completed before you commence your course with us.
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