Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™

Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Overview of CPSM and CPBM architectures, and planning CPSM and CPBM
  • Become efficient in product management, workflow management, and billing and pricing management
  • Provision services efficiently to cloud consumers and clients

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 128 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1782176829
ISBN 13 : 9781782176824
Author(s) : Puthiyavan Udayakumar
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™
Chapter 2: Installing CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
Chapter 3: Deploying CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
Chapter 4: Managing CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
Chapter 5: Installing CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
Chapter 6: Managing CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
Chapter 7: Operating CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
Appendix: CCP Connections
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™
    • Cloud computing and its business model
      • Cloud computing
      • Cloud business model
      • Overview of Citrix® CloudPortal™
    • Features of Citrix® CloudPortal™
    • Citrix® CloudPortal™ architecture
      • How CPBM works
      • How CPSM works
      • About CPSM licensing
    • Terminology and concepts of CPSM
    • Planning our CPSM deployment and platform
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Installing CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
      • Metrics to verify before CPSM deployment
        • Verification of environment prerequisites
      • How to deploy SQL Server and Reporting Services
      • Installation of the CPSM role using GUI
        • Configuration of parameters of CPSM roles using GUI
          • Role 1 – selecting role Directory Web Service and configuring Directory Web Service
          • Role 2 – selecting role Provisioning Service and configuring queue monitoring services, directory monitoring services, and the Mail server
          • Role 3 – selecting role Reporter Mailer and configuring Licensing Reporting and Mail server for report mailers
          • Role 4 – selecting role reporting, configuring the Reporting DB, Mail server, and previewing the service package import, reporting database, Data Transfer notifications, Reporting Services Details, and Data warehouse service
          • Role 5: selecting a web role and configuring service package import and the web server
        • Configuring the location of the CPSM role using GUI
      • Installing CPSM roles using command line
        • Cortex
        • Core installation using CLI
        • Configuring the CPSM role using command line
          • Configuring database objects
          • Configuring the Provisioning and Directory Web Service server roles
          • Configuring the primary location
          • Configuring the remote location
          • Configuring the reporting options for deploying reports
          • Configuring the reporting [Data warehouse] object
          • Configuring the report mailer object
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Deploying CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
        • An overview of CPSM service deployment
        • Scenario 1 – Citrix® Service deployment
          • Citrix Service deployment overview on CPSM 11.0
          • Step 1 – deploying Citrix® web services on a server in the Citrix® farm
          • Step 2 – Service Configuration using the Control Panel
          • Step 3 – importing App Hub from the Citrix® farm to the server collection
          • Step 4 – provisioning the service to consumers and to resellers
        • Scenario 2 – hosted Exchange Service deployment
          • Step 1 – installing Exchange-hosted web services
          • Step 2 – configuring hosted web services
          • Step 3 – provisioning the hosted Exchange service to consumers
        • Scenario 3 – Virtual Machine Service deployment
          • Step 1 – deploying VM web service on a server
          • Step 2 – Service Configuration using the VM service
          • Step 3 – provisioning VM services to clients
        • Exporting and importing service packages
        • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Managing CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
              • Managing profiles
              • Managing products
                • Adding a product
                • Editing a product
                • Retiring a product
                • Adding a product to replace an existing one
              • Managing workflows
              • Managing accounts
              • Managing billing
                • Retail postpaid accounts
                • CPBM subscription handling
              • Summary

                Puthiyavan Udayakumar

                Puthiyavan Udayakumar has more than six years of IT experience with expertise in Citrix, VMware, Microsoft products, and Apache CloudStack. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing virtualization solutions using various Citrix products, VMware Products, and Microsoft products. He is an IBM certified Solution Architect and Citrix certified Enterprise Engineer along with more than 15 certifications in infrastructure products. He is the author of the book, Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™. He holds a master's degree in Science with a specialization in System Software from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, a bachelor's degree in Engineering through SKR Engineering College from Anna University, and National award from the Indian Society for Technical Education. He presented various research papers in more than 15 national and international conferences including IADIS (held in Dublin, Ireland) followed by the IEEE pattern.

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                What you will learn from this book

                • Get an overview of Citrix CloudPortal
                • Install CPSM using the GUI and command line interface, and on centOS
                • Configure CPSM and CPBM
                • Deploy services using CPSM (VM, Hosted Exchange Provisioning)
                • Manage CPSM topographies
                • Operate CPBM topographies
                • Provision a CPSM service to cloud consumers
                • Add and modify users and profiles

                In Detail

                Cloud computing is emerging as a hot technology, thereby creating a lot of new jobs, and providing a lot of opportunities for IT service providers to run and manage clouds. Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager enables cloud builders to manage and deliver any cloud or IT service through a single, comprehensive cloud services platform which unifies and simplifies the commercial, user management, service provisioning, and operational aspects of running a cloud.

                Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™ is a hands-on guide that will help you to learn the installation, configuration, deploying services, managing, and operating of Citrix CloudPortal. It will also help you to take advantage of the real power that is behind CPSM and CPBM and give you a good grounding in operating it in your own enterprises. The book is structured with practical implementations, which are all fully backed up with code and illustrations.

                Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™ will make you aware of the cloud and its implications, starting with aspects of the cloud such as renting, self-service, and the provisioning of services to cloud tenants and their customers. You will also learn how to deploy services on your own using CPSM and CPBM, detailed steps of VM provisioning, setting up a cloud user profile, setting up a catalog, CPBM product management, workflow management, cloud billing, and cloud pricing management. If you want to take advantage of using the new Citrix CPBM and CPSM, then this is the book for you to upgrade your skills.


                The book will follow a step-by-step, tutorial-based approach and show readers how to take advantage of Citrix CloudPortal’s capabilities.

                Who this book is for

                This book is ideal for administrators and engineers new to the Citrix Cloud Solution CPSM, CPBM, and who are looking to get a good grounding in Citrix’s new product. It’s assumed that you will have some experience in the basics of cloud computing already. No prior knowledge of CloudPortal is expected.

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