Citrix XenDesktop Cookbook - Third Edition

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  • Upgrade from XenDesktop 5.6 / 7.x to XenDesktop 7.6
  • Configure and deploy virtual machines for XenDesktop 7.6
  • Perform configuration and optimization operations for desktop and server OS images for future deployments
  • Plan and configure XenDesktop user experience
  • Execute desktop environment administration tasks, including catalog creation, power management, and resource allocation
  • Understand how to publish the hosted applications, Local Access Apps (LAA), and applications using Microsoft App-V
  • Work with XenDesktop PowerShell to reduce the time required to perform the management tasks by the creation of the PowerShell scripts
  • Implement the two-factor hardware and software authentication for XenDesktop
  • Install and configure Citrix Netscaler Gateway 10.5 and Citrix XenMobile 10 to improve the quality, the performance, and the manageability of your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) architecture

In the era of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and consecration of the mobile devices, Citrix has strengthened its position in this market, powering its desktop and application virtualization platforms, integrating the ability to publish virtual and physical desktops with the capability to assign applications and contents in a secure manner on any device, anywhere, more than previous versions. The XenDesktop 7.6 version is a more integrated platform, which permits the use and interaction with mobility and cloud platforms leaders in the market.

This book will help you understand how to implement, configure, and optimize migration from a physical to a VDI architecture, moving from a standard application approach to a centralized and more secure way to assign and release resources to the end users.

The book begins with the upgrade and installation procedures for the core infrastructural components, along with an explanation of how to deploy and optimize procedures for desktop virtual machines. Moving on, you will perform desktop and applications deployment through the XenDesktop core plus integrated publishing platforms, such as Microsoft App-V.

Finally, the book explains how to install and configure important collateral platforms such as the Citrix Netscaler, Citrix CloudBridge and Citrix XenMobile platforms, along with execution of the most advanced activities and configurations.

  • Implement, configure, and optimize the migration from a physical to a VDI architecture using XenDesktop 7.6
  • Publish desktops and applications to the end user devices, optimizing their performance and increasing the security for the delivered resources
  • A pragmatic guide that helps you to explore the XenDesktop 7.6 architecture and its related components to implement a service-oriented architecture based on the Citrix FlexCast approach
Page Count 430
Course Length 12 hours 54 minutes
ISBN 9781782175179
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2015


Gaspare A. Silvestri

Gaspare A. Silvestri is an IT specialist with 10 years of experience in the information technology market. During his career, he covered a set of different infrastructural roles, including the important role of CTO for an ICT company, based in Italy. He considers his job to be the most enduring of all his passions, with a particular preference in the areas of virtualization and Unix.

He is always curious and in search of new IT projects on which he performs his research activities.

Gaspare has been involved in the design, tuning, and consolidation of physical and virtual infrastructures for the important system integration companies that are based in Italy.

Gaspare is also the author of Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook and Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook, published by Packt Publishing.