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Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™

Puthiyavan Udayakumar

Want to make it easier to deliver cloud services while integrating with existing systems? Citrix CloudPortal is the answer and this book is the perfect intro, giving you a complete tutorial to all the essential features.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782176824
Paperback128 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™
Cloud computing and its business model
Features of Citrix® CloudPortal™
Citrix® CloudPortal™ architecture
Terminology and concepts of CPSM
Planning our CPSM deployment and platform
Chapter 2: Installing CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
Metrics to verify before CPSM deployment
How to deploy SQL Server and Reporting Services
Installation of the CPSM role using GUI
Installing CPSM roles using command line
Chapter 3: Deploying CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
An overview of CPSM service deployment
Scenario 1 – Citrix® Service deployment
Scenario 2 – hosted Exchange Service deployment
Scenario 3 – Virtual Machine Service deployment
Exporting and importing service packages
Chapter 4: Managing CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
Creating and managing cloud consumers and tenants
Managing security roles and provisioning services
Approval stage
Managing reports
Chapter 5: Installing CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
Installation of CPBM
Configuring CPBM
Starting and stopping CPBM
Chapter 6: Managing CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
Managing profiles
Managing products
Managing workflows
Managing accounts
Managing billing
Chapter 7: Operating CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
Job scheduling
Notifications and health
CRM and reports

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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