本课程为管理员提供必要的知识，这些管理员致力于高效集中管理数据中心中的虚拟桌面并作为服务交付给任何地方的用户。本课程中将学习如何根据用户的需要为 其选择适合的桌面分发模式，建构POC和实际生产的XenDesktop5环境，分配虚拟桌面给用户并通过策略自定义用户体验。本课程还提供指导如何建立 一个PVSFarn，以用来分发单一映像管理。
In this lesson, we’ll look at an overview of the course, the material we’ll cover and the environment we’ll build and you’ll meet your instructor.
Lesson 2 - Lab Setup
The best way to learn XenDesktop is by using it. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the environment Elias uses in the course so you can build an environment and follow along with the demonstrations.
Lesson 3 - The Course Scenario
Scenario-based training is the hallmark of Train Signal courses. In this lesson, we’ll introduce the fictitious companies we’ll use throughout the course, EK Enterprises and Gekko Holdings, discuss why they’re using XenDesktop 5 and how it will address their needs.
Lesson 4 - Introduction to Desktop Virtualization
In this lesson, we’ll talk about what desktop virtualization is, how it differs from server virtualization, how DV moves us further toward cloud computing, the different types of DV and the benefits, tips and best practices with using DV. We’ll also introduce and discuss XenDesktop in more detail, look at its components and the architecture of a XenDesktop environment.
Lesson 5 - Planning Provisioning Server Deployment
Provisioning Server (PVS) is an extremely effective method of managing devices, both physical and virtual. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the benefits of PVS, its components and services, the requirements to run PVS and how it fits in the XenDesktop architecture. We’ll also look at farm design and whether to install a virtual or physical PVS.
Lesson 6 - Installing and Configuring Provisioning Server
In this lesson, we’ll dive in and start building our environment. We’ll start by getting our infrastructure ready and then installing the Citrix License Server so all the components in our environment have a place to upload licenses. Then we’ll be ready to install and configure Provisioning Server. We’ll connect our PVS to the farm, create our first site, create a store and then test the configuration.
Lesson 7 - Creating vDisks and Configuring Target Devices
This lesson covers some of Elias’ favorite topics from the course. We’ll talk about the different types and modes of vDisks and Write Cache. We’ll walk through creating and assigning vDisks. Then we’ll look at how you assign vDisks to a target device, discuss what a master target device is and why you would use it. We’ll mount, unmounts and format a vDisk and finally create and stream an image.
Lesson 8 - Managing vDisks, Target Devices, Servers and Printers
In this lesson, we’ll talk about everything involved with managing your vDisks and devices. We’ll talk about how to integrate device management with Active Directory, how to streamline the process of making changes or updating a single target device and applying it throughout your environment. We’ll also look at views and organizing target devices. Finally, we’ll talk about managing servers and how to manage printers for your target devices with PVS.
Lesson 9 - Configuring Provisioning Server High Availability
In this lesson, we’ll start by talking about what components need to be protected with High Availability (HA). Then we’ll compare the different HA configuration types and talk about the list of tasks to configure HA. Then we’ll dive in and configure HA and load balancing for our PVS and run a failover test.
Lesson 10 - Planning XenDesktop 5 Deployment
We’ll start this lesson by talking about the different editions and licensing for XenDesktop 5 and which features are included with each edition. We’ll look at FlexCast technology and the different delivery options for applications and desktops. Then we’ll discuss the XenDesktop 5 components, requirements, Controller design and XenDesktop Site Design.
Lesson 11 - Installing and Configuring XenDesktop 5 – Part 1
We start this lesson with some important considerations for getting your XenDesktop Controller to communicate with VMware vCenter. We then introduce Desktop Catalog types and Desktop Groups before demonstrating the installation of XenDesktop 5. Once we install the XenDesktop 5 Controller, we’ll walk through two ways of establishing connectivity with the host and finish up by configuring two types of Desktop Catalogs and assigning Desktop Groups.
Lesson 12 - Installing and Configuring XenDesktop 5 – Part 2
In this second part of the installation and configuration, we begin by discussing and configuring the Controller and Active Directory discovery methods. We then move on to the web interface and talk about managing its settings. We then create and configure a XenApp Services Site. Finally, we wrap up the lesson by installing the Virtual Desktop Agent software on a VM.
Lesson 13 - Managing XenDesktop 5
Now that we have successfully installed and configured XenDesktop 5, it’s time to learn how to manage it. In this lesson, we’ll look at the different management consoles for the entire deployment, including PVS, License Server and XenDesktop. We will also talk about how to manage a VM’s behavior when a user logs off, as this is no longer as simple to change as in XenDesktop 4. We’ll look at role-based access control and Citrix policies and then wrap up the lesson by testing our environment.
Lesson 14 - Monitoring and Troubleshooting XenDesktop 5
We’ll start this lesson by looking at the Desktop Director console, a tool geared at the help desk that is used to monitor and manage the XenDesktop environment. After that, we’ll move on to discuss troubleshooting XenDesktop 5. Elias will share some of his troubleshooting experiences so that you can avoid the same headaches. We’ll also look at best practices and some common troubleshooting techniques and resources that you can employ in your environment.
Lesson 15 - Working with Citrix Receiver
In this lesson, we’ll shift our focus to the client side and cover what needs to be installed and configured to give endpoint devices access to the XenDesktop environment. We’ll talk about what devices are supported, what clients and plugins you can implement, the different types of access modes, the different user experiences, how to utilize USB and Smart Cards. Finally, we’ll demonstrate how to manage preferences to control how much customization and control the endpoint devices retain.
Lesson 16 - Working with Profile Manager
This is one of Elias’ favorite topics. Profile Management is one of the most important topics you need to take into consideration when you’re doing anything that affects users. In this lesson, we’ll talk about why profile management is important, why you need a profile manager and what different user profile types exist. We’ll move on to Citrix Profile Manager and its components.
Lesson 17 - Upgrading from XenDesktop 4
In this lesson, we will review the terminology changes from XenDesktop 4 to XenDesktop 5, such as the term “farm” being replaced by “site.” We’ll also look at the architectural differences in XenDesktop 5, so you can plan accordingly and achieve a smooth transition to XD5. There are also several key tools that changed or are not available in XD5, so we will talk about how those impact configuration and managment. Finally we’ll look at how the Controller in XD5 differs from the Desktop Delivery Controller in XD4.
Lesson 18 - Preparing for the Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration (A19) Exam
If you’re interested in getting certified in XenDesktop 5, this lesson will help you prepare for taking exam 1Y0-A19. We’ll look at the skills measured and which lessons address each exam objective.
Lesson 19 - Next Steps
In this lesson, we’ll start by looking back at what we covered and what we built in the course. We’ll also talk about where to go from here and additional resources that will help you continue to advance your XenDesktop knowledge.
Lesson 20 - Configuring NetScaler Access Gateway Enterprise Edition
In this lesson, we will enable remote access in the Gekko Holdings XenDesktop environment by integrating a NetScaler Access Gateway. In addition, we will talk about the various deployment scenarios, the firewall configuration, licensing and how to create a self-signed SSL certificate.
Lesson 21 - Working with XenDesktop Setup Wizard
What happens when you want to add more than a handful of virtual machines to your XenDesktop environment? Do you really want to manually create 20, 50, 100 VMs, configure them with Provisioning Server, add their Active Directory accounts and configure them with XenDesktop? The XenDesktop Setup Wizard does all of this for you and in this lesson Eli will show you how to install, configure and work with XD Setup