Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook

Desktop virtualization is increasingly important in the BYOD world and this book will bring you right up to date with the features of XenDesktop®. The cookbook approach makes it ideal for system administrators and IT professionals alike.
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Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook

Gaspare A. Silvestri

Desktop virtualization is increasingly important in the BYOD world and this book will bring you right up to date with the features of XenDesktop®. The cookbook approach makes it ideal for system administrators and IT professionals alike.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782177463
Paperback410 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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 2: Configuring and Deploying Virtual Machines for XenDesktop
Introduction
Configuring the XenDesktop site
Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Citrix XenServer
Configuring XenDesktop to interact with VMware vSphere 5.1
Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Microsoft Hyper-V
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 4: User Experience – Planning and Configuring
Introduction
Implementing a profile architecture
Installing Virtual Desktop Agent – server OS and desktop OS
Installing and configuring HDX Monitor
Configuring Citrix Receiver
Chapter 5: Configuring Additional Architectural Components
Introduction
Configuring the Merchandising Server
Chapter 6: Creating and Configuring a Desktop Environment
Introduction
Creating and configuring the Machine Catalog
Modifying an existing machine catalog
Using the new Citrix Director platform
Configuring printers
Configuring USB devices
Chapter 7: Deploying Applications
Introduction
Publishing the hosted applications
Publishing the Local Access Apps (LAA)
Publishing applications using Microsoft App-V
Chapter 8: XenDesktop Tuning and Security
Introduction
Configuring the XenDesktop policies
Installing and configuring Citrix NetScaler Gateway 10.1
Configuring the XenDesktop logging
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

What You Will Learn

  • 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

Authors

Table of Contents

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 2: Configuring and Deploying Virtual Machines for XenDesktop
Introduction
Configuring the XenDesktop site
Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Citrix XenServer
Configuring XenDesktop to interact with VMware vSphere 5.1
Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Microsoft Hyper-V
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 4: User Experience – Planning and Configuring
Introduction
Implementing a profile architecture
Installing Virtual Desktop Agent – server OS and desktop OS
Installing and configuring HDX Monitor
Configuring Citrix Receiver
Chapter 5: Configuring Additional Architectural Components
Introduction
Configuring the Merchandising Server
Chapter 6: Creating and Configuring a Desktop Environment
Introduction
Creating and configuring the Machine Catalog
Modifying an existing machine catalog
Using the new Citrix Director platform
Configuring printers
Configuring USB devices
Chapter 7: Deploying Applications
Introduction
Publishing the hosted applications
Publishing the Local Access Apps (LAA)
Publishing applications using Microsoft App-V
Chapter 8: XenDesktop Tuning and Security
Introduction
Configuring the XenDesktop policies
Installing and configuring Citrix NetScaler Gateway 10.1
Configuring the XenDesktop logging
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

Book Details

ISBN 139781782177463
Paperback410 pages
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