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Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5

Guillermo Musumeci

Design and implement Citrix farms based on XenApp 6.5 with this book and ebook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849686662
Paperback478 pages

About This Book

  • Use Citrix management tools to publish applications and resources on client devices with this book and eBook
  • Deploy and optimize XenApp 6.5 on Citrix XenServer, VMware ESX, and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines and physical servers
  • Understand new features included in XenApp 6.5 including a brand new chapter on advanced XenApp deployment covering topics such as unattended install of XenApp 6.5, using dynamic data center provisioning, and more
  • Clear, easy-to-follow steps and screenshots to carry out each task

Who This Book Is For

If you are a system administrator or consultant who wants to implement and administer Citrix XenApp 6.5 farms, then this book is for you. This book will help both new and experienced XenApp professionals to deliver virtualized applications.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5
Introducing XenApp 6.5
XenApp feature overview
System requirements
Chapter 2: Designing a XenApp 6.5 Farm
Case study: Brick Unit Constructions
Farm terminology and concepts
Designing a basic XenApp architecture
The pilot plan
Chapter 3: Installing XenApp 6.5
Installing and configuring XenApp 6.5
Configuring Windows components
Installing XenApp using the Wizard-Based Server Role Manager
Installing License Server and Web Interface roles in server BRICKXA65-01
Configuring Citrix License Server
Installing Citrix Licenses
Configuring XenApp Using the Wizard-based Server Configuration Tool
Configuring Citrix Web Interface server
Configure Remote Desktop Licenses
Managing XenApp Farms
Chapter 4: Advanced XenApp Deployment
Unattended install of XenApp 6.5
Customizing Citrix Web Interface Server
Chapter 5: Using Management Tools
Management Consoles
Other Administration Tools
Managing Citrix Administrators
Chapter 6: Application Publishing
Publishing applications
Chapter 7: Application Streaming
Application streaming
System requirements for application streaming
Components for application streaming
Choosing which plug-in to use for application streaming
Profiling Microsoft Office 2010
Chapter 8: Managing XenApp Policies
Understanding XenApp policies
Working with management consoles
Creating XenApp policies
Applying policies to sessions
Using Citrix policies templates
Using Worker Groups to assign policies
Troubleshooting policies
Chapter 9: Printing in XenApp Environments
Windows printing concepts
Printing on Citrix XenApp
Managing printer drivers
Using the Citrix Universal Printer
Implementing Printers
Printing for mobile users
Third-party printing solutions
Chapter 10: Multimedia Content in XenApp
Description of Citrix HDX technologies
Using HDX 3D technologies to improve image display
Using HDX Broadcast Display settings
Using HDX MediaStream Multimedia Acceleration
Using HDX MediaStream for Flash to optimize Flash content
Configuring audio using policies
Bandwidth policy settings
Configuring audio for user sessions
HDX Experience Monitor for XenApp
Chapter 11: Managing Sessions
Understanding sessions
Monitoring XenApp sessions
Managing XenApp sessions
Viewing XenApp sessions
Maintaining session activity
Customizing user environments in XenApp
Limiting concurrent connections
Optimizing user sessions for XenApp
Redirection of Local Special Folders in sessions
Chapter 12: Scripting Programming
MFCOM and PowerShell
Installing XenApp Commands on XenApp Servers
Using PowerShell for basic administrative tasks
Using PowerShell Commands from .NET applications
Using MFCOM on XenApp
Convert MFCOM scripts to PowerShell
Chapter 13: Receiver and Plug-Ins Management
Introduction to Citrix Receiver
Setting up Citrix Merchandising Server 2.2
Installing Citrix Receiver
Chapter 14: Virtualizing XenApp Farms
Deploying XenApp 6.5 in a virtualized environment
Choosing the right virtualization platform
Deploying XenApp 6.5 on Citrix XenServer
Deploying XenApp 6.5 on Microsoft Hyper-V
Deploying XenApp 6.5 on VMware vSphere
Virtual machines optimizations
Cloning XenApp 6.5 virtual machines

What You Will Learn

  • New features and system requirements of XenApp 6.5
  • The XenApp Architecture and designing XenApp 6.5 Farms
  • Covers exciting new features in XenApp 6.5 such as Role-based Setup Wizard, Session Pre-Launch (Instant App Access), Citrix AppCenter management console, Citrix Receiver and Citrix Dazzle, and more
  • Install XenApp 6.5 and configure XenApp 6.5 components
  • Manage XenApp components and Citrix Administrators using the new Citrix Delivery Services Console and other Management tools
  • Publish and manage applications and resources, including application streaming
  • Create and apply Citrix Policies to control connections, security, and bandwidth settings using the Group Policy Management Console, Citrix Delivery Services Console, and Local Group Policy Editor.
  • Optimize multimedia content on XenApp using Citrix HDX technologies
  • Manage session environments and connections
  • Secure, optimize and monitor XenApp Farms
  • Deploy XenApp 6.5 on Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware ESX virtual machines
  • Unattended installation of XenApp 6.5 on physical servers.

In Detail

XenApp is the leader in application hosting and virtualization delivery, allowing users from different platforms such Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices to connect to their business applications. Using XenApp, you can deploy secure applications quickly to thousands of users.

XenApp 6.5 brings with it exciting new features such as a brand new management console, Instant App access, Multi-stream ICA, Single Sign-on and SmartAuditor enhancements, and more.

Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5 provides comprehensive details on how to design, implement, and maintain Citrix farms based on XenApp 6.5. Additionally, you will learn to use management tools and scripts for daily tasks such as managing servers, published resources, printers, and connections.

Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5 starts by introducing the basics and new features of the brand new version such as installing servers and configuring components, and then teaches you how to publish applications and resources on the client device before moving on to configuring content redirection.

Author Guillermo Musumeci includes a use case throughout the book to explain advanced topics like creating management scripts and deploying and optimizing XenApp for Citrix XenServer, VMware ESX, and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. It will guide you through an unattended installation of XenApp and components on physical servers.

By the end of this book you will have enough knowledge to successfully design and manage your own XenApp 6.5 Farms.


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