CMB-300 – Deploy and Manage XenApp/XenDesktop 7.5 Fast Track Overview

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  • Code: CMB-300
  • Duration: Days 5
  • Price per delegate: £tbc +VAT

Trained over 60000 delegates

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Course Description:

This course provides students an accelerated path to obtain the skills required to successfully deploy and support a complete Citrix hosted application and desktop virtualization solution in a Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

Throughout this course, students will learn how to configure an environment that includes the following Citrix components:

XenApp and XenDesktop, XenServer, Citrix License Server, MCS, Provisioning Services (PVS), Personal vDisk, StoreFront, NetScaler (including NetScaler Gateway), and Citrix Receiver. Upon course completion, students will be able to build a XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 environment from scratch, test the implementation to ensure that all components work as expected, and successfully manage, monitor, and troubleshoot a XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 solution.

Target Student:

This course is recommended for Architects, Consultants, Engineers, and Administrators. Students will gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, and managinghosted application and desktop virtualization solutions from the ground up. Upon completion of the course, students will have the skills required to successfully deploy and support XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 solutions that the majority of Citrix customers implement today.


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:

An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts
Experience with Windows Server 2012 R2, specifically: Active Directory
Groups and User Accounts
Organizational Units
Group Policy Objects
Experience with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 user interfaces
Basic storage knowledge (manage existing storage types, add new storage)
Basics of Citrix licensing
Familiarity with at least one hypervisor (XenServer, Hyper-V, or vSphere)
Basic understanding of the different types of profiles (local, roaming, mandatory) Key Skills

Performance Based Objectives:

Understand the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 architecture, components, and communication
Set up the hypervisor
Set up and manage the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 infrastructure
Create and manage machine catalogs and Delivery Groups
Configure and manage StoreFront
Configure and manage policies and end-user profiles
Manage sessions, sites, and end users with Director
Manage printing
Set up and Manage Provisioning Services
Validate the Implementation
Set up NetScaler to provide external access to XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 resources

Course Content:

Module 1: Understanding the XenApp and XenDesktop Architecture

Understanding the Architecture of a XenApp and XenDesktop Solution
XenApp and XenDesktop Virtualization Technologies
Infrastructure Components
Citrix Components
Designing a XenApp and XenDesktop Implementation

Module 2: Hypervisor Considerations

Setting up the Hypervisor
Installing the Hypervisor
Installing the Hypervisor Management Console
Configuring the Hypervisor
Creating Templates

Module 3: Infrastructure Considerations and Setup

Setting Up the Infrastructure Components
Domain Controllers
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Certificate Authority
File Servers
Setting Up SQL Server 2012
Setting Up SQL Server Mirroring

Module 4: Setting Up Citrix Components

Setting Up Citrix Components
Setting Up the Citrix License Server
Setting Up a XenApp and XenDesktop Site
XenApp and XenDesktop Delegated Administration
Setting Up the Citrix Universal Print Server
Setting Up a StoreFront Server Group
Setting Up Citrix Receiver
Troubleshooting Receiver