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Getting Started with Citrix® Provisioning Services 7.0

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Puthiyavan Udayakumar

Learning to install, configure, and manage Citrix Provisioning Services is made so much faster and simpler with this practical guide. Making no assumptions of prior knowledge, it takes you step by step through the product features.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782176701
Paperback134 pages

About This Book

  • Install and configure Citrix Provisioning Services quickly and efficiently
  • Master the architecture of Citrix Provisioning Services
  • Successfully manage and operate Citrix Provisioning Services

Who This Book Is For

This book is a useful guide for an admin/engineer who is new to the Citrix virtualization solution and provisioning service, and who is looking to get a good grounding in Citrix PVS. It’s assumed that you will have some understanding of the basics of virtualization already, but that's all you need to know!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Citrix Provisioning Services 7.0
The background of Citrix Provisioning Services 7.0
High-level logical flow of Citrix Provisioning Services
Architecture of Citrix Provisioning Services 7.0
Terminology
System requirements
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Citrix Provisioning Services 7.0
Installing Citrix Provisioning Server using GUI
Installing Citrix Provisioning Services using the command-line interface
Installing Citrix Provisioning Services Console 7.0 using GUI
Configuring Citrix Provisioning Server 7.0
Configuring Provisioning Services using the command-line interface
Summary
Chapter 3: Managing Citrix Provisioning Disk
Organizing a principal target device
Allocating a vDisk to the target device
Dealing with the bootstrap files and boot devices
Summary
Chapter 4: Operating Citrix Provisioning Services 7.0
Managing and operating a farm
Operating sites
Managing and operating stores
Managing and operating target devices
Managing and operating the device collections
Managing views
Managing and operating the provisioning servers
Operating vDisks
Summary
Chapter 5: Upgrading Citrix Provisioning Farm and vDisk
Upgrading the existing Provisioning Services farm
Updating vDisks
Troubleshooting reference articles
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Install Citrix Provisioning Services
  • Configure Citrix Provisioning Services
  • Create and manage Vdisks
  • Prepare a Master Target device
  • Manage farms, stores, sites, and the Provisioning server
  • Upgrade farms and Vdisks

In Detail

Disk streaming technology is advancing rapidly. Ardence (who were later acquired by Citrix) originally developed the disk streaming software now called Citrix Provisioning Services. Citrix Provisioning Services helps you stream a virtual disk across physical and virtual machines. It works at boot by using PXE to contact a TFTP server and pull down a small patron that registers the system. From there, it starts sending the individual blocks of virtual disk to the system that needs to boot via the network.

Getting Started with Citrix® Provisioning Services 7.0 is a hands-on implementation guide that helps you to learn about the installation, configuration, management, and operation of Citrix Provisioning Services in a step-by-step manner. This will help you to take advantage of the real power behind Citrix Provisioning Services. The book gives you a good grounding in operating Citrix Provisioning Services with practical implementations, which are all fully backed up with code and illustrations.

His book will help you get familiar with virtualization and its implications, starting with characteristics of virtualization such as single image management, consolidation, centralized control, and on-demand streaming of virtual disks to Enterprise systems and to their customers.

In order to get a broader understanding of all the available features, you start with an overview of Citrix PVS before moving on to installation, configuration, and managing the system, allowing you to develop hands-on operational and administrative experience. You will also learn how to create a Vdisk, as well as how to manage farms, sites, stores, and the Provisioning server using Citrix Provisioning Services. If you want to take advantage of disk streaming using Citrix Provisioning Services, then this is the book for you.

With this book, you will learn everything you need to know about Citrix Provisioning Services from an administrator/engineer's standpoint.

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