Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x Advanced Administration

Inter-company training

Who is the training for?

IT Professionals experienced in working with XenApp and XenDesktop. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects responsible for the end user workspace, provisioning services environment, and overall health and performance of the solution.


5,00 day(s)

Language(s) of service



Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Strong foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Recommended attendance of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x Administration (CXD-210)


  • Configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • Understand Zones in XenApp and XenDesktop and how to account for user and desktop locations and optimal connection and registration
  • Build and manage App Layers to minimize image sprawl with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Understand and configure HDX channels and protocols for improved performance delivering multimedia and data over network connections
  • Understand Provisioning Services architecture and be able to install and configure Provisioning Services, vDisks, and Target Devices


Designed for students with previous experience of XenApp and XenDesktop who are looking to further their expertise and get more value out of their XenApp and XenDesktop investment. The use of Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, and advanced troubleshooting tools are just some of the topics included in the course.

You will leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-zone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX. You’ll gain the skills to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance through Workspace Environment Management. Optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers. By the end of the course you will be able to install, configure, and manage Provisioning Services in accordance with leading practices. This course is currently on XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.15.

  • Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)
  • FMA Services
  • SQL database connectivity and security
  • Multi-Zone VDA Resgistration
  • Zone preference
  • Workspace Environment Management (WEM)
  • Introduction to WEM
  • Administration
  • Optimizing resource consumptionon VDA hosts
  • Managing the end-user experience with WEM
  • Moving to WEM
  • StoreFront Optimization and Routing
  • User experience optimizations
  • StoreFront branding
  • Optimal Gateway routing and Zones
  • Subscription Store
  • HDX and Multimedia
  • HDX in the network
  • Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
  • Multimedia delivery and redirection
  • Delivering Skype for Business with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • App Layering
  • App Layering introduction
  • Layering Architecture
  • Creating Layers
  • App LayeringMainitenance
  • Supporting and Troubleshooting
  • Connections
  • Ccommunications
  • Session Launches
  • Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services
  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture
  • Provisioning Services Infrastructure
  • The PVS server role
  • The Farm database
  • The vDisk Store
  • Streaming the vDisk
  • Introduction to vDisks
  • Machine preparation
  • Streaming vDisks
  • Boot methods
  • Target Devices
  • Introduction to target devices
  • Data I/O
  • Handling persistent and non-persistent data
  • Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • XenDesktop Setup Wizard
  • Device Collections
  • Published Apps and Desktops
  • Using Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Provisioning Services Redundancy
  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy
  • Supporting Provisioning Services
  • Performing updates
  • Auditing and support
  • vDisk imagining
  • Migrating vDisk images
  • Troubleshooting

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