Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook

Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Real-world methodologies and functioning explanations about the XenDesktop 5.6 architecture and its satellite components used to perform a service-oriented architecture
  • Learn how to publish desktops and applications to end user devices, optimizing their performance and increasing the general security
  • Step-by-step guide on how to install and configure the XenDesktop 5.6 architecture to access and use the published virtual resources


Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 354 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2013
ISBN : 1849685045
ISBN 13 : 9781849685047
Author(s) : Gaspare A. Silvestri
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Virtualization and Cloud, Cookbooks, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: XenDesktop Installation and Configuration
Chapter 2: Deploying Virtual Machines for XenDesktop
Chapter 3: Master Image Configuration and Tuning
Chapter 4: User Experience – Planning and Configuring
Chapter 5: Configuring Additional Architectural Components
Chapter 6: Creating and Configuring a Desktop Environment
Chapter 7: Deploying Applications
Chapter 8: XenDesktop Tuning and Security
Chapter 9: Working with XenDesktop PowerShell
Chapter 10: Configuring the XenDesktop Advanced Logon
  • Chapter 1: XenDesktop Installation and Configuration
    • Introduction
    • Preparing the SQL Server database
    • Installing and configuring the license server
    • Installing XenDesktop components
    • Installing and configuring Web Interface
    • Installing and configuring Provisioning Services
    • Chapter 1 XenDesktop lab
    • Chapter 2: Deploying Virtual Machines for XenDesktop
      • Introduction
      • Configuring the XenDesktop site
      • Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Citrix XenServer
      • Configuring XenDesktop to interact with VMware vSphere
      • Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Microsoft Hyper-V
      • Chapter 2 XenDesktop lab
              • Chapter 7: Deploying Applications
                • Introduction
                • Publishing the VM-hosted apps with XenDesktop
                • Publishing the streamed apps with XenApp 6.5
                • Publishing applications using Microsoft App-V
                • Chapter 7 XenDesktop lab
                • Chapter 8: XenDesktop Tuning and Security
                  • Introduction
                  • Configuring the XenDesktop policies
                  • Configuring the Citrix Access Gateway virtual appliance
                  • Configuring the XenDesktop logging
                  • Chapter 8 XenDesktop lab
                  • Chapter 9: Working with XenDesktop PowerShell
                    • Introduction
                    • Retrieving system information – configuration service cmdlets
                    • Managing Active Directory accounts – AD identity cmdlets
                    • Managing the Citrix Desktop Controller – broker cmdlets
                    • Administering hosts and machines – host and machine creation cmdlets
                    • Chapter 9 XenDesktop lab

                      Gaspare A. Silvestri

                      Gaspare A. Silvestri is an IT specialist with 10 years of experience in the Information Technology market. Currently, he works as the CTO for an ICT company based in Italy. Being a multicertified IT director, he considers his job as the first of all his passions, with a particular preference for the areas of virtualization and Unix. He is always curious and in search of new IT projects on which to perform research activities. Gaspare has been involved in the design, tuning, and consolidation of physical and virtual infrastructures for important system integration companies based in Italy. Gaspare is also the author of Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook, by Packt Publishing.
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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Understand the core infrastructural components, their modality, and how to use them with the two main types of architectures, MCS and PVS
                      • Optimize and deploy the desktop virtual machines, creating them under the hypervisor’s market and tuning them to the best configurations
                      • Install and configure the collateral platforms in order to be able to increase the level and performance of the architecture
                      • Execute the most advanced activities in the VDI environment, tuning and securing the Citrix farm, and using technologies such as Citrix Access Gateway and the Citrix Powershell modules
                      • Integration of application publishing with your desktop architecture
                      • Log the activities for troubleshooting operations
                      • Perform configurations from the command line


                      In Detail

                      The way people work is changing; users need to access their resources anywhere, on any device. Citrix XenDesktop gives you this flexibility. In this Cookbook, you will learn how Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 and related products are powerful and flexible enough for you to publish your resources - Desktops, Applications and contents - wherever and on whatever device you choose.

                      This Cookbook will allow you to be able to make the most out of Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 by having a centralized and step-by-step advanced guide to implement, configure, and optimize the migration from a physical to a VDI architecture, using the latest release of the Citrix XenDesktop suite.

                      "Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook" covers the installation, security, and architectural components of the XenDesktop infrastructure, including Web Interface, Access Gateway, and XenApp, using a flow through the book which will bring you to the final advanced Powershell configuration tasks. Each task will include a theoretical section to discuss the technologies. Chapters cover the infrastructural components, deployment for the desktop virtual machines, creating and installing platforms like Branch repeater, desktop and application deployment, and integration through XenDesktop, XenApp, and Microsoft App-V. At the end you will be able to provide secure, performing, and structured XenDesktop infrastructures.


                      This Cookbook style offers techniques and skills through recipes, with step-by-step instructions for developers who want to use XenDesktop 5.6 to maximize their control and performance. A Packt Cookbook is written so it can be read and worked through chapter by chapter or you can dive in and out, doing the recipes in the order that suits you best.


                      Who this book is for

                      This book is for experienced IT professionals who want to have a more fluid and accessible control over their resources and who want a centralized container of procedures and advanced tasks to manage it. It is also suitable for IT technicians who want to integrate a more theoretical approach with a step-by-step installation for the first time.


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