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Citrix XenDesktop Implementation, 1st Edition

A Practical Guide for IT Professionals

 
Citrix XenDesktop Implementation, 1st Edition,Gareth R. James,ISBN9781597495820
 
 
 

  

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A comprehensive guide to implementing a VDI solution using Citrix XenDesktop 4

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Key Features

    • Ideal one-stop handbook for implementing a Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop solution
    • Includes all technical details required for you to evaluate how Citrix XenDesktop would integrate into your existing environment
    • Covers integration with VMware ESX/vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V including System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Citrix XenServer

    Description

    Finally, a book to guide you through the tasks of implementing XenDesktop for your company. Citrix XenDesktop Implementation is aimed to specifically address how to implement a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution using Citrix XenDesktop. Experience with Citrix XenApp technologies is certainly beneficial, but not required. Aspects covered by this book include; Profile Virtualization, Application Virtualization, Disk Virtualization, Hypervisor integration, and lastly the Virtual Desktop Broker. Each chapter includes a Step-by-Step section, which gives you the ability to rapidly learn the skills required to implement a Citrix XenDesktop VDI solution. You will benefit from having all the information drawn together in a single, easy-to-follow instructional manual.

    Readership

    System Administrators, Systems Engineers, IT Architects, Systems Integrators, Citrix Partners, Desktop and Server teams.

    Gareth R. James

    Gareth Robert James (CCIA, CCEA, MCSE:Security, MCT, VMware VCP, Checkpoint CCSE, RSA CSE, Security+) is an IT consultant focusing on virtualization architecture. He has worked as Citrix Consultant for Citrix Gold and Platinum Partners. He has focused on supporting Microsoft architecture and security, including PKI and firewalls. He has also worked as a Microsoft and Citrix trainer. Gareth holds an honors degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Natal-Durban.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Gareth Robert James (CCIA, CCEA, MCSE:Security, MCT, VMware VCP, Checkpoint CCSE, RSA CSE, Security+) is an IT consultant focusing on virtualization architecture. He has worked as Citrix Consultant for Citrix Gold and Platinum Partners. He has focused on supporting Microsoft architecture and security, including PKI and firewalls. He has also worked as a Microsoft and Citrix trainer. Gareth holds an honors degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Natal-Durban.

    Citrix XenDesktop Implementation, 1st Edition

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Desktop Virtualization

    Components of a Citrix VDI Solution

    The Project Based Approach

    Chapter 2 Installation of the Broker - Desktop Delivery Controller

    How the Desktop Delivery Controller Works

    DDC Installation

    Chapter 3 Configuring the Desktop Delivery Controller

    Basic Configuration Settings

    Checkpoint 1 - Connectivity demonstration

    Chapter 4 Installing the Virtual Desktop

    Virtual Desktop Recommendations

    Citrix XenServer

    Microsoft Hyper-V

    VMware vSphere

    Blade Hardware

    Chapter 5 Desktop Delivery Controller - Advanced Configuration Settings

    Delivery Services Console

    Web Interface Configuration for the Integrated Web Site

    Checkpoint 2 - Connectivity to a Virtual desktop

    XenDesktop Policies and Printing

    Chapter 6 Installation of the Citrix Provisioning Server

    Prerequisites

    Recommendations

    DHCP Configuration

    Installation of Provisioning Server - Step by Step

    Chapter 7 Fundamental Configuration of the Citrix Provisioning Server

    The vDisk Store

    The vDisk

    Create a Base Target Device

    Checkpoint 3 - Booting two VMs from a vDisk

    Chapter 8 Additional Provisioning Server Configuration Settings

    Provisioning Server Configuration Programs

    Configure Server Settings

    Active Directory

    Configure Site Settings

    Using the Provisioning Services Boot Device Manager -Step by Step

    Adding a Disk for Write Cache

    Chapter 9 Using the Setup Wizard to Create Multiple Desktops

    Prerequisites

    Create a Template Virtual Machine

    XenDesktop Setup Tool Installation

    Checkpoint 4 Using the XenDesktop Setup Tool - Demonstration

    Chapter 10 Configure Citrix XenApp for Application Provisioning

    Install XenApp for virtual

    Install Web Interface

    Configure XenApp Server

    Hosted Applications - Regular

    Hosted Applications - Streamed to Server

    Streamed to End Point Applications

    Install VM Hosted Applications

    Microsoft App-V Applications

    Chapter 11 Integrating Virtual Applications into the Virtual Desktop

    Configure the XenApp Client

    Pre-Cache XenApp Streamed Applications

    Pre-Cache App-V Applications

    Checkpoint 5 Updating packages in the base vDisk

    Chapter 12 Implementing Virtual Profiles into the Virtual Desktop

    What is a Profile?

    Chapter 13 Advanced XenDesktop Client Settings -Audio and Video and Peripherals

    Citrix Client Side Configuration

    Appendix A

    POC Pre-requisite Checklist

    XenApp 6 for Windows 2008 R2

    VMware SDK Integration

    Citrix XenServer

    Downloading Citrix Software

    Installing Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager - SCVMM Step - by - Step

    Microsoft Licensing

    Using Snapshots

    Quotes and reviews

    "Gareth James does an amazing job diving deep in to what you truly need to know in order to successfully implement and deploy Citrix XenDesktop.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking into and/or deploying XenDesktop.  5 Stars!"          

    - Douglas A. Brown, CEO and Founder DABCC, Inc., Microsoft MVP Windows Server, Citrix Technology Professional

     
     
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