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Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenServer Fast Track

  • Price £3,250.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This course is the combined CXD2021 – Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration (5 days) and the CXS2022 -Citrix XenServer 5.6 Administration (5 days). 10 days training accelerated into 5 days.

During the Citrix XenServer aspect of this exclusive training course to QA, students will learn skills necessary to configure and administer XenServer 5.6 and XenCenter. Through virtual labs, as well as demonstrations and the practical application of concepts, students will gain experience with:

•Configuring a XenServer virtualization server
•Managing a XenServer using XenCenter
•Creating Windows and Linux virtual machines
•Creating XenServer resource pools and connecting to remote storage
•Using XenMotion and automatic virtual machine placement
The Citrix portion provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralise and manage desktops in the datacenter and deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Students will learn how to select a desktop delivery model for each user group based on their needs, build proof-of-concept and production XenDesktop environments, assign virtual desktops to users and customise the user experience through policies. This portion of the course also provides instruction on how to build a Provisioning services farm to enable single-image desktop management, and how to host virtual machines on the client device using Citrix XenClient:

•Install and configure XenDesktop
•Manage Catalogs and Groups.
•Monitoring Sites
•Streaming Desktops
•Designing a Provisioning Server farm
•Creating, assigning and administering virtual disks
•Managing target devices
•Configuring high availability

Audience: This course is designed for IT professionals, such as server, network and system administrators, system engineers, analysts, consultants, architects Citrix Partner Network members.


Before taking this course, it is recommended that delegates have

•A basic knowledge of the purpose and goals of virtualisation technology
•An understanding of computing architecture, including network and storage devices, device drivers and operating systems
•Basic experience installing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 and 2003.
•Basic understanding of server, desktop and application virtualisation concepts
•Basic experience installing and administering Linux variants
•Intermediate 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



•Configuring a XenServer virtualization server
•Managing a XenServer using XenCenter
•Creating Windows and Linux virtual machines
•Creating XenServer resource pools and connecting to remote storage*
•Using XenMotion and automatic virtual machine placement
•Creating Templates and using Lifecycle operations
*Remote storage overview


•Determine the best Flexcast delivery model for each user group.
•Build a XenDesktop proof-of-concept environment.
•Configure a XenServer host for desktop delivery*.
•Build and configure a production XenDesktop site.
•Manage virtual desktops as a single entity by creating a desktop catalog.
•Modify a desktop image without impacting user productivity.
•Restrict or allow certain XenDesktop features using policies.
•Monitor site activity and troubleshoot issues in Desktop Director.
•Install and configure Provisioning services.
•Copy a desktop image to a virtual disk that can be streamed to virtual and physical target devices.
•Identify the XenClient infrastructure.
•Install and configure Synchronizer for XenClient.
*Lab only

Course Content


•Module 1: XenServer Introduction
•Module 2: XenServer and XenCenter Installation
•Module 3: Windows Virtual Machines
•Module 4: Linux Virtual Machines
•Module 5: Templates and Life-Cycle Operations
•Module 7: Resource Management
•Module 8: Networking
•Module 10: Storage
•Module 11: Resource Pools
N.B. XenServer content abridged for this course.


•Module 1: Introducing Xenserver
•Module 2: Configuring the Hypervisor for Desktop Delivery
•Module 3: Installing and Configuring XenDesktop
•Module 4: Managing Desktop Catalogs and Groups
•Module 5: Customizing the User Experience
•Module 6: Monitoring XenDesktop Sites
•Module 7: Streaming Desktops to Virtual and Physical Machines
•Module 8: Creating a Shared vDisk
•Module 9: Administering Provisioning Services Components
•Module 10: Delivering Local VM Desktops

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