This book has a tutorial style with step-by-step instructions and adequate screenshots for carrying out each task. If you are a system administrator or consultant who wants to implement and administer Citrix XenApp 6.5 farms, then this book is for you. This book will help both new and experienced XenApp professionals to deliver virtualized applications.
Install, configure, and support your XenApp systems with the power of Citrix XenApp About This Book Familiarize yourself with Citrix applications and desktop virtualization Maintain and troubleshoot your XenApp environment to minimize system downtime A hands-on, step-by-step guide with a practical approach and real-world examples to get you up and running with XenApp systems Who This Book Is For This book is intended for IT administrators and consultants who want to build application and desktop virtualization solutions for their employers and customers. No prior knowledge of Citrix technologies is required. What You Will Learn Make the use case for Citrix XenApp and design your first system Prepare your existing IT infrastructure for XenApp and learn what licenses you need Install and configure the XenApp infrastructure Enable access with StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway Enable load balancing with NetScaler Maintain servers and publish applications and desktops Manage printing in a Citrix environment Troubleshoot your environment using advanced tools and methodologies employed by Citrix Escalation Teams In Detail If you want to effectively deploy the various components of Citrix XenApp to create an enterprise environment for application and desktop delivery, this hands-on guide is perfect for you. You start off by understanding the need and benefits of Citrix XenApp with respect to Virtualization technology. After this, you will get to grips with the requirement analysis and designing aspect of building XenApp systems and all the necessary installation and configuration procedures for Citrix XenApp, StoreFront and NetScalar Gateway are explained one by one in detail. Step-by-step, you will learn to deploy your first XenApp with the Machine Creation Services method and Provisioning Services method. After this, you will explore the administering part of applications and systems, followed by printing in the XenApp environment. Next, you will learn all the trips and tricks required to troubleshoot and support the XenApp environment. By the end of this book, you will be ready to go live with your new XenApp environment. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide to technical implementations in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each component is deployed sequentially until a full solution is built. Basic as well as advanced features of the product are explored to appeal to the widest possible audience interested in the topic.
This is a step-by-step, task-based, practical guide to learning and getting your basic XenDesktop 7.x site up and running. It is fast, easy, and makes learning desktop and application virtualization simple. If you are a system administrator, consultant, or beginner who wants to implement and administer Citrix XenDesktop sites, then this book is for you. Familiarity with virtualization of desktops and applications and datacenter concepts will be helpful. The ability to read network diagrams and understand servers, data flow, clients, devices, and the interworking of these pieces will be beneficial.
Author: Gareth R. James
Release Date: 2010-10-29
Citrix XenDesktop Implementation explores the implementation of Citrix XenDesktop, a virtual desktop infrastructure solution. After introducing the desktop virtualization, the book discusses the installation of a desktop delivery controller through advanced XenDesktop Client Settings. This book briefly discusses the work of desktop delivery controller mechanisms followed by its installation process, integration process of XenDesktop with Microsoft Active Directory, and the configuration of the desktop delivery controller. It then examines the process of installing the virtual desktop onto the server infrastructure, and it follows the installation and integration onto Xen Server, Hyper-V, and VMware hypervisors. Furthermore, it discusses the advanced configuration settings. The book covers the installation of the Citrix Provisioning Server and its fundamental configuration. It also explores the configuration of Citrix XenApp for Application provisioning, the integration of virtual applications, and the implementation of virtual profiles into the virtual desktop. The book concludes by explaining the advanced XenDesktop client settings on audio, video, and peripherals. Ideal one-stop handbook for implementing a Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop solution Includes all technical details required for you to evaluate how Citrix XenDesktop would integrate into your existing environment Covers integration with VMware ESX/vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V including System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Citrix XenServer
This is an expert level guide that enables you to employ the Citrix XenApp tool to host an effective and secured application virtualization interface. Recipes containing numerous tips and examples are well organized, and cover the advanced concepts of building a robust virtualization infrastructure. If you are a Citrix XenApp expert and wish to enhance your skills by learning the advanced features and configurations of a XenApp, then this book is for you. This is a follow up to the Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5 Packt Publishing book. Server administrators willing to explore management and monitoring tools who wish to automate Citrix XenApp configurations with PowerShell scripting will certainly be at ease with this book.
Nowadays, many organizations are moving toward desktop virtualization. Citrix® XenDesktop® is the most comprehensive solution to implement a scalable and high performance virtual desktop environment. This book will provide you with the technical skills you need to successfully design, set up, and maintain a XenDesktop® environment. This book will introduce you to the main components of a XenDesktop® infrastructure and covers how to design and install them. Through each chapter, you will quickly learn how to configure your virtual desktop environment in order to meet specific end user requirements, giving your users the freedom to work from anywhere and from any device while virtual desktops and apps are centrally maintained in your data center.
The Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) credential is the first tier of Citrix certification. The CCA is most often sought out by IT professionals whose networks employ Citrix virtualization technology, and for those IT professionals who are seeking a broad base of general network expertise. The number of CCAs is estimated at between 65 and 70K, up from 45,000 in 2003. Citrix recently released a new version of its most popular product, XenApp (formerly Presentation Server). This new version is fully compatible with Windows Server 2008. To retain their CCA credential, all current CCAs will need to upgrade to the new software. This will be particularly important to those companies enrolled in Citrix partner programs, as current certification is a requirement of the program. When packaged with practice exams, this prep kit will offer an affordable, effective solution for CCA certification and re-certification. Complete exam-prep package includes full coverage of new XenApp 5.0 objectives Authored by a Citrix expert with hundreds of implementations to his credit This preparation kit can also be used as a reference guide for administrators who need to integrate XenApp 5.0 with their networks
If you are an administrator who is looking to gain a greater understanding of how to design and implement a virtualization solution based on Citrix® XenServer®, then this book is for you. The book will serve as an excellent resource for those who are already familiar with other virtualization platforms, such as Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere. The book assumes that you have a good working knowledge of servers, networking, and storage technologies.
This is an expert level guide that enables you to employ the Citrix XenApp tool to host an effective and secured application virtualization interface. Recipes containing numerous tips and examples are well organized, and cover the advanced concepts of building a robust virtualization infrastructure.If you are a Citrix XenApp expert and wish to enhance your skills by learning theadvanced features and configurations of a XenApp, then this book is for you. This is a follow up to the Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5 Packt Publishing book. Server administrators willing to explore management and monitoring tools who wish to automate Citrix XenApp configurations with PowerShell scripting will certainly be at ease with this book.
Identify and resolve key Citrix XenApp® issues using trusted troubleshooting and monitoring techniques About This Book Understand the key troubleshooting methodologies when working with XenApp 7.5 version and above Uncover effective tips and techniques to solve real-world XenApp® infrastructure problems This is a fast-paced guide to developing key troubleshooting and problem resolution skills you can put to use in a Citrix environment Who This Book Is For This book is for Citrix Administrators or Citrix Engineers who are currently managing Citrix XenApp® in a production environment and want to learn how to troubleshoot XenApp® issues in the shortest possible time. It is assumed that you have a basic understanding of XenApp's components and how to implement and manage a XenApp® infrastructure. What You Will Learn Get to know about troubleshooting methodologies and perform a root cause analysis of the problem Understand the individual components and interactions required for a successful XenApp environments Identify and troubleshoot issues around the core Citrix components Identify XenApp® components and their roles and learn how they interact with the communication channels Gain tips and tricks to optimize Citrix deployments Monitor and optimize the XenApp® environment In Detail Citrix XenApp® is an application virtualization product from Citrix. It allows users to connect to their corporate applications from various computer systems and even mobile devices. XenApp® has grown into a complex software with ever-expanding infrastructures in place. Together with tight integrations with other systems such as Terminal Services, Active Directory, and other third-party authentication services, troubleshooting XenApp® has become more complicated. This book teaches you how to approach troubleshooting complex issues with XenApp® deployments and understand the problem, find a fix or workaround, determine the root cause, and apply corrective steps wherever applicable. The book progresses to give you an idea about the many supportive components that play an important role in XenApp's application delivery model and should be considered while troubleshooting XenApp® issues. It also shows you standard troubleshooting processes so that you can resolve complex XenApp® issues in a mission critical environment. By the end of this book, you will see how and where to use supportive components that help minimize XenApp® issues. Also, we'll explain various tools that can be useful when monitoring and optimizing entire application and desktop delivery model. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow, fast-paced, example-oriented guide with a brief explanation on various troubleshooting methodologies to walk you through a host of real-life problems.
The ultimate troubleshooting guide for clear, concise, and real-world solutions to a wide range of common Citrix XenDesktop problems About This Book Explore the XenDesktop architecture and work with various troubleshooting tools that every Citrix admin should know about Discover how to troubleshoot performance, VDA registration, and NetScaler integration issues A fast-paced troubleshooting guide to help you identify and resolve any kind of problem you might face while working with Citrix XenDesktop Who This Book Is For Troubleshooting Citrix XenDesktop is targeted at Citrix Administrators or Citrix Engineers who are working on Xendesktop and want to learn tips and techniques required to deal with the issues they face in their day-to-day life. A working knowledge of core elements and concepts of Xendesktop would be an added advantage. What You Will Learn Solve VDA registration problems and Citrix session launch difficulties Identify and resolve XenDesktop service issues Troubleshoot performance issues related to the XenDesktop architecture Work around common printing issues Understand the Citrix XenDesktop HDX policies and deal with the HDX MediaStream challenges Resolve the common MCS and PVS configuration issues in your XenDesktop environment Find solutions to some general issues that have been identified and recorded by Citrix in their database that every administrator must be aware of In Detail In today's world, many organizations have decided to move to secure and stable VDI platforms to benefit their organization to meet their security needs. To meet an organization's requirements, Citrix XenDesktop serves as the best desktop virtualization solution available, providing the optimum user experience. Troubleshooting Citrix XenDesktop is a single resource guide that will help you dig deep into all the technical issues you encounter to resolve them using an autonomous and well-defined approach. The book starts by walking you through the XenDesktop architecture and the troubleshooting toolkit for Citrix XenDesktop. The subsequent chapters will help you identify possible causes of various types of Citrix XenDesktop problems that may arise while installing, configuring, or troubleshooting day-to-day problems. You will also be dealing with the most common and important VDA registration problems that you might often face while working with the XenDesktop product suite. Additionally, you will resolve issues that arise while launching Citrix sessions, troubleshoot performance issues, and learn how to integrate Citrix NetScaler with your XenDesktop environment. Style and approach This book is an easy-to-follow troubleshooting guide with real-world examples of resolving XenDesktop issues. Each chapter is focused on a specific troubleshooting area, giving you the time to learn about and apply relevant tools and practices to troubleshoot the problems using a systematic approach.
Implementing Citrix XenServer Quick Starter is a practical, hands-on guide that will help you get started with the Citrix XenServer Virtualization technology with easy-to-follow instructions.Implementing Citrix XenServer Quick Starter is for system administrators who have little to no information on virtualization and specifically Citrix XenServer Virtualization. If you're managing a lot of physical servers and are tired of installing, deploying, updating, and managing physical machines on a daily basis over and over again, then you should probably explore your option of XenServer Virtualization. This book will be your best friend to make you a better systems engineer.