Mastering Citrix® XenDesktop®

Design and implement a high performance and efficient virtual desktop infrastructure using Citrix® XenDesktop®

Mastering Citrix® XenDesktop®

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Govardhan Gunnala, Daniele Tosatto

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Design and implement a high performance and efficient virtual desktop infrastructure using Citrix® XenDesktop®
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ISBN 139781784393977
Paperback484 pages

Book Description

Nowadays, many organizations are moving toward desktop virtualization. Citrix® XenDesktop® is the most comprehensive solution to implement a scalable and high performance virtual desktop environment.

This book will provide you with the technical skills you need to successfully design, set up, and maintain a XenDesktop® environment. This book will introduce you to the main components of a XenDesktop® infrastructure and covers how to design and install them. Through each chapter, you will quickly learn how to configure your virtual desktop environment in order to meet specific end user requirements, giving your users the freedom to work from anywhere and from any device while virtual desktops and apps are centrally maintained in your data center.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Evolution and Core Strengths of XenDesktop
The evolution of XenDesktop
XenDesktop releases and improvements
Core strengths of XenDesktop
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding the XenDesktop Architecture in Detail
Key features of the XenDesktop architecture for businesses
The evolution of XenDesktop architecture
XenDesktop 2.0 and Independent Management Architecture (IMA)
XenDesktop 5.0 and FlexCast Management Architecture
XenDesktop 7.0 with FMA - the unified architecture for XenDesktop 7 and XenApp
The basics of FMA - the XenDesktop architecture
Advanced FMA - the XenDesktop architecture in detail
Designing FMA for your XenDesktop deployment
Summary
Chapter 3: Designing XenDesktop for Complex Environments
Desktop environments
XenDesktop – Transforming desktop environments
Process of designing XenDesktop deployments
XenDesktop deployment architectures for complex environments
Summary
Chapter 4: Implementing a XenDesktop Environment
Installing of XenDesktop's main components
Summary
Chapter 5: Delivering Virtual Desktops and Optimizing XenDesktop
Configuring XenDesktop components for high availability
Installing Virtual Desktop Agent
Creating and configuring machine catalogs and delivery groups
Optimizing XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent for performance
Managing Citrix policies
Summary
Chapter 6: Configuring XenDesktop for Advanced Use Cases
Advanced use cases of XenDesktop
Configuring XenDesktop for advanced business use cases
Advanced fine-tuning of XenDesktop
Summary
Chapter 7: Networking for XenDesktop
The role of networking in XenDesktop
XenDesktop and layers of networking
Network layer components and configuration
Virtualization layer network components
Windows networking
Citrix recommended network performance tuning
Summary
Chapter 8: Monitoring and Troubleshooting XenDesktop
Overview of monitoring and troubleshooting XenDesktop
A deep dive into monitoring and troubleshooting XenDesktop
Summary
Chapter 9: XenDesktop PowerShell SDK for Automation
PowerShell SDK for automation
Using the XenDesktop PowerShell SDK
A deep dive into the XenDesktop PowerShell SDK
Summary
Chapter 10: XenDesktop and App-V Integration
Understanding the App-V infrastructure
Delivering App-V applications using XenDesktop
Installing the App-V client
Summary
Chapter 11: XenDesktop Licensing
Understanding Citrix licensing
Allocating Citrix licenses
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the evolution and main components of XenDesktop® architecture in detail
  • Design and implement a XenDesktop® environment with enterprise capabilities such as high availability, scalability, app orchestration, and integration with cloud infrastructures
  • Configure Citrix® XenDesktop® for real-time advanced business use cases and optimize it for performance
  • Understand and configure the various components of networking involved in both remote and intranet access to your XenDesktop® environment
  • Discover the usage and features of Citrix®-provided tools for monitoring and troubleshooting XenDesktop® environments
  • Explore how the PowerShell SDK can help you to automate common tasks and administrative operations
  • Discover how you can use Microsoft Application Virtualization to expand your virtual desktop infrastructure to deliver virtual applications to end users

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Evolution and Core Strengths of XenDesktop
The evolution of XenDesktop
XenDesktop releases and improvements
Core strengths of XenDesktop
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding the XenDesktop Architecture in Detail
Key features of the XenDesktop architecture for businesses
The evolution of XenDesktop architecture
XenDesktop 2.0 and Independent Management Architecture (IMA)
XenDesktop 5.0 and FlexCast Management Architecture
XenDesktop 7.0 with FMA - the unified architecture for XenDesktop 7 and XenApp
The basics of FMA - the XenDesktop architecture
Advanced FMA - the XenDesktop architecture in detail
Designing FMA for your XenDesktop deployment
Summary
Chapter 3: Designing XenDesktop for Complex Environments
Desktop environments
XenDesktop – Transforming desktop environments
Process of designing XenDesktop deployments
XenDesktop deployment architectures for complex environments
Summary
Chapter 4: Implementing a XenDesktop Environment
Installing of XenDesktop's main components
Summary
Chapter 5: Delivering Virtual Desktops and Optimizing XenDesktop
Configuring XenDesktop components for high availability
Installing Virtual Desktop Agent
Creating and configuring machine catalogs and delivery groups
Optimizing XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent for performance
Managing Citrix policies
Summary
Chapter 6: Configuring XenDesktop for Advanced Use Cases
Advanced use cases of XenDesktop
Configuring XenDesktop for advanced business use cases
Advanced fine-tuning of XenDesktop
Summary
Chapter 7: Networking for XenDesktop
The role of networking in XenDesktop
XenDesktop and layers of networking
Network layer components and configuration
Virtualization layer network components
Windows networking
Citrix recommended network performance tuning
Summary
Chapter 8: Monitoring and Troubleshooting XenDesktop
Overview of monitoring and troubleshooting XenDesktop
A deep dive into monitoring and troubleshooting XenDesktop
Summary
Chapter 9: XenDesktop PowerShell SDK for Automation
PowerShell SDK for automation
Using the XenDesktop PowerShell SDK
A deep dive into the XenDesktop PowerShell SDK
Summary
Chapter 10: XenDesktop and App-V Integration
Understanding the App-V infrastructure
Delivering App-V applications using XenDesktop
Installing the App-V client
Summary
Chapter 11: XenDesktop Licensing
Understanding Citrix licensing
Allocating Citrix licenses
Summary

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Paperback484 pages
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