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Administrating XenDesktop 7.5 and Hypervisor Management

Administrating XenDesktop 7.5 and Hypervisor Management

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Citrix XenDesktop uses virtualized desktops and applications to provide services to end-users. In this course, you'll learn about configuring and managing the Hypervisor components needed for your app and desktop delivery solutions. It focuses on Citrix licensing, how to perform and delegate administration, and the purpose of roles and scopes. The course also provides an overview of working with virtual machines, and moves on to teach about the use and management of policies and profiles in your XenDesktop environment. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers objectives for the 1Y0-200 certification exam Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions.

Target Audience
Systems administrators, Citrix Administrators, technical support staff, or consultants who want to learn to manage and maintain XenDesktop solutions


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Lesson Objectives

Administrating XenDesktop 7.5 and Hypervisor Management

  • start the course
  • identify the types of Citrix licenses and key system requirements
  • demonstrate obtaining, installing, and allocating licenses and the configuration of the license administrator
  • describe the administrators, roles, and scopes
  • demonstrate how to add an administrator and modify administrator permissions
  • demonstrate how to work with roles and scopes
  • demonstrate management of server and desktop OS images
  • demonstrate how to create a virtual machine using an ISO
  • create a virtual machine using XenCenter
  • install a Windows OS on the virtual machine
  • demonstrate how to use and install XenServer tools on a VM
  • describe snapshots and show how to create a snapshot
  • demonstrate how to revert a virtual machine to a previous snapshot
  • demonstrate how to copy an instance of a virtual machine
  • demonstrate how to create a template from an existing virtual machine
  • demonstrate how to adjust various VM settings and resources including storage, memory, and CPU
  • describe Citrix policies and when to use them, including policy precedence, studio policies, and Group Policy objects
  • demonstrate how to create policies in Studio, including creating a new policy and configuring policy settings
  • create a policy template, import/export a policy template, and compare policies and templates
  • demonstrate how to apply a policy, make changes to it, and prioritize it
  • demonstrate how to create, apply, and edit Group Policy objects
  • define user profiles, types of management, persistence of settings, platform consideration, and profile performance
  • configure folder redirection
  • manage profiles settings through policies
  • troubleshoot common user profile issues
  • understand basic concepts and configurations used to administer a Citrix environment
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