Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook

Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Implement the XenDesktop 7 architecture and its satellite components
  • Learn how to publish desktops and applications to the end-user devices, optimizing their performance and increasing the general security.
  • Designed in a manner which will allow you to progress gradually from one chapter to another or to implement a single component only referring to the specific topic

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 410 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2014
ISBN : 1782177469
ISBN 13 : 9781782177463
Author(s) : Gaspare A. Silvestri
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: XenDesktop® 7 – Upgrading, Installing, and Configuring
Chapter 2: Configuring and 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® 7 – Upgrading, Installing, and Configuring
    • Introduction
    • Upgrading from XenDesktop® 5.6 to XenDesktop® 7
    • Preparing the SQL Server 2012 database
    • Installing and configuring the Citrix Licensing Services – 11.11.1
    • Installing XenDesktop® 7 components
    • Installing and configuring StoreFront 2.0
    • Installing and configuring Provisioning Services 7
  • Chapter 3: Master Image Configuration and Tuning
    • Introduction
    • Configuring and optimizing a desktop OS master image
    • Configuring and optimizing a server OS master image
    • Configuring a target device – PVS architecture
    • Installing and configuring the master image policies
  • Chapter 7: Deploying Applications
    • Introduction
    • Publishing the hosted applications
    • Publishing the Local Access Apps (LAA)
    • Publishing applications using Microsoft App-V
  • Chapter 9: Working with XenDesktop® PowerShell
    • Introduction
    • Retrieving system information – configuration Service cmdlets
    • Managing Active Directory accounts – ADIdentity cmdlets
    • Managing the Citrix® Desktop Controller and its resources – the Broker and AppV cmdlets
    • Administering hosts and machines – the Host and Machine Creation cmdlets
    • Managing additional components – the StoreFront Admin and Logging cmdlets
  • Chapter 10: Configuring the XenDesktop® Advanced Logon
    • Introduction
    • Implementing the two-factor hardware authentication for XenDesktop® 7
    • Implementing strong authentication for XenDesktop® 7 using the RADIUS platform
    • Implementing the two-factor software authentication for XenDesktop® 7

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 upgrade and installation procedures for the core infrastructural components
  • Deploy and optimize procedures for the desktop virtual machines
  • Install and configure collateral platforms such as the CloudBridge platform
  • Perform the desktop and applications deployment through the XenDesktop core as well as the integrated publishing platforms, such as Microsoft App-V
  • Execute the most advanced activities in the VDI environment
  • Tune and secure the Citrix sites
  • Complete implementation activities using the Citrix Powershell modules

In Detail

Citrix is an established name in today's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era by virtue of their desktop and application virtualization platforms, with the capability to assign applications and contents in a secure manner. XenDesktop 7 is the union of the two historical products developed by Citrix - XenDesktop and XenApp. As usual, this is offered on most operating system platforms available in the market.

Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook helps you as a system administrator to implement, configure, and optimize the migration from a physical architecture to a VDI architecture, using the latest release of the Citrix XenDesktop suite. This book is enriched with advanced configurations and conceptual explanations, which permit novice users as well as experienced professionals to understand what they’re going to implement.

This book begins with the required installation and upgrade procedure on which the final architecture will perform its work. Starting from this point, you will create the virtual resources to deploy, install, and integrate the security and architectural components which complete the XenDesktop infrastructure (StoreFront, Netscaler Gateway, CloudBridge platform, and so on), using a flow that will bring you to the final advanced Powershell configuration tasks.


A step-by-step course that includes tasks ranging from a standard to high-level difficulty, oriented to deploy an enterprise production VDI environment. This practical approach is based on both GUI and command line operations, which gives you as an IT professional the alternatives to operate the system wherever possible.

Who this book is for

If you are a system administrator or an experienced IT professional who wants to refer to a centralized container of procedures and advanced tasks in XenDesktop, this is the book for you. If you are an IT technician approaching this technology for the first time, who wants to integrate a more theoretical formative process with step-by-step installation and configuration activities, this book will also help you. You will need to have experience of the virtualized environment and an understanding of the general concepts of desktop virtualization (VDI).

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