Mastering Citrix XenDesktop

More Information
  • 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

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.

  • Design, deploy, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and maintain XenDesktop for enterprise environments and to meet emerging high-end business requirements
  • Configure Citrix XenDesktop to deliver a rich virtual desktop experience to end users
  • A comprehensive, practical guide to monitoring a XenDesktop environment and automating XenDesktop tasks using PowerShell
Page Count 484
Course Length 14 hours 31 minutes
ISBN 9781784393977
Date Of Publication 29 Jun 2015


Govardhan Gunnala

Govardhan Gunnala is a Technical Architect with knowledge of cross-platform technologies understanding and applying them to complex business requirements. He is a computer science graduate and a Microsoft and Citrix® Certified professional specialized in server, desktop, and application virtualization technologies. He is a skilled IT network security analyst and is highly regarded for sophisticated automation using Perl and PowerShell scripting. He has designed and delivered various cloud software solutions based on web, Citrix®, and VMware technologies. He is also responsible for data center architecture and network security administration. He earlier worked as a senior systems engineer and member of IT systems at a global investment and technology development firm. He is also a technical blogger, corporate and institutional trainer with more than 9 years of experience in the IT software industry.

You can follow his blog at

Daniele Tosatto

Daniele Tosatto is a Windows Infrastructure Architect specialized in Citrix® and Microsoft technologies with 15 years of experience. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Microsoft Solutions Associate, and Citrix® Certified Administrator. He has been working with Microsoft products since 2000 as a systems administrator. He currently works as a project manager for the Italian Citrix® Platinum Partner in medium to large Citrix® and virtualization projects.