Citrix XenApp® 7.5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions.

By: Paul, AndyPublisher: Olton Birmingham : Packt Publishing, Limited, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (390 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781849689694Subject(s): Citrix XenApp.;Client/server computing.;Computer networks -- Remote accessGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Citrix XenApp® 7.5 Desktop Virtualization SolutionsDDC classification: 004.36 LOC classification: QA76.9.C55 -- .P385 2014ebOnline resources: Click to View
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Intro -- Citrix XenApp® 7.5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions -- Table of Contents -- Citrix XenApp® 7.5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions -- Credits -- Notice -- About the Author -- About the Reviewers -- www.PacktPub.com -- Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more -- Why subscribe? -- Free access for Packt account holders -- Instant updates on new Packt books -- Preface -- What this book covers -- What you need for this book -- Who this book is for -- Introduction to the XenApp® 7.5 platform -- Benefits of using Citrix XenApp® -- Citrix XenApp® 7.5 feature comparison -- Comparing Citrix XenApp® 7.5 with previous versions -- What's new in Citrix XenApp® 7.5 -- Conventions -- Reader feedback -- Customer support -- Downloading the color images of this book -- Errata -- Piracy -- Questions -- 1. Planning Desktop Virtualization -- The building blocks of VDI -- Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) -- Hosted Shared Desktop (HSD) -- Session-based Computing (SBC) -- Application virtualization -- Understanding VDI layers -- Analyzing your user data -- Planning your personalization layer -- Understanding your applications -- Planning for operating system delivery -- Anticipating device management -- Infrastructure planning -- Determining the right fit -- The road map to success -- Project management in the real world -- Managing your project -- Summary -- 2. Defining Your Desktop Virtualization Environment -- Understanding your end users -- Use case - clinical physicians -- Use case - data entry clerks -- Use case - office workers -- Use case - hospital administration clerks -- Use case - call center customer service representatives -- Use case - business executives -- Translating the user workflow -- Understanding applications -- Making a questionnaire for an application -- Automated application data collection -- Using Stratusphere FIT.
Utilizing Network Inventory -- Using Baseline Desktop Analyzer -- Leveraging AppDNA -- Implementing Lakeside Software SysTrack -- Completing your software inventory -- Understanding devices -- Endpoints -- Peripherals -- Defining your use cases -- Planning your strategy -- Summary -- 3. Designing Your Infrastructure -- Creating a reference architecture -- A reference architecture diagram -- Understanding the Access tier diagram -- Understanding the Delivery tier diagram -- Understanding the Supporting Systems tier diagram -- Understanding the Backend Data Systems tier diagram -- Understanding the Monitoring tier diagram -- Understanding the Virtualization Infrastructure tier diagram -- Designing highlights -- Designing your virtual infrastructure -- Resource requirements -- Virtual machine requirements -- Determining your virtualization platform -- XenServer -- VMware vSphere -- Microsoft Hyper-V Server -- Virtualization cluster design decisions -- Designing your hardware infrastructure -- Selecting between the rack and blade options -- Understanding converged platforms -- Reconsidering the cloud -- Designing your network infrastructure -- Planning network options -- Designing your storage infrastructure -- Capacity planning -- Measuring throughput -- Completing the architectural blueprint -- Summary -- 4. Designing Your Access Layer -- Determining your portal presence -- Comparing Web Interface and StoreFront -- Reviewing the Access tier diagram -- Designing with StoreFront -- Requirements for StoreFront -- Design decisions for StoreFront -- StoreFront recommendations -- Customizations -- Speeding up StoreFront -- Using the application subscription model -- Using keywords for StoreFront applications and desktops -- Creating sticky applications for StoreFront -- Filtering or hiding applications from StoreFront -- Enabling discovery for mobile clients.
Setting the default IIS page -- Rebranding the Receiver for Web site -- Using the HOST file to ease setup -- Designing with NetScaler Gateway™ -- Requirements for NetScaler VPX -- Configuring the base settings for NetScaler -- Configuring load balancing services -- Configuring NetScaler Gateway services -- Tying it all together -- Identifying the base requirements -- Gathering all the prerequisites -- Installing NetScaler appliances -- Installing and configuring StoreFront servers -- Configuring load balance virtual servers on NetScaler® -- Configuring the NetScaler Gateway™ virtual server -- Summary -- 5. Designing Your Application Delivery Layer -- Welcome to XenApp® 7.5 -- What's new in XenApp 7.5? -- Updated concepts in XenApp 7.5 -- What's missing in XenApp 7.5? -- Designing your XenApp® deployment -- Requirements for XenApp -- Delivery controller -- Studio -- Database -- Director -- Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) for the Windows desktop OS -- Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) for the Windows server OS -- Design decisions for the XenApp site -- Creating your XenApp® site -- Quick start guide to deploy a XenApp site -- Configuring your first XenApp delivery controller -- Configuring your XenApp site -- Configuring additional delivery controllers -- Configuring your XenApp session hosts -- Managing your XenApp® site -- Getting started with Machine Catalogs -- Getting started with Delivery Groups -- Application delivery models -- Getting the most out of Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups -- Planning your Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups -- Leveraging PowerShell -- Moving machines between catalogs -- Additional Delivery Group properties -- Publishing multiple applications at a time -- Additional application properties -- Publishing resources to multiple Delivery Groups -- Making sure machines are available -- Summary.
6. Designing Your Virtual Image Delivery -- An overview of image management -- Determining the right fit for your environment -- Understanding Citrix® Machine Creation Services -- The storage impact of MCS -- Preparing a master image for MCS -- Creating an MCS catalog using Studio -- Updating an MCS catalog that reflects changes to the master image -- Designing Citrix® Provisioning Services -- The storage impact of PVS -- The network impact of PVS -- Designing your PVS farm -- Requirements for Provisioning Services -- Key design decisions -- Preparing a master image for PVS -- Creating a Machine Catalog using the PVS deployment wizard -- Managing images using PVS -- Additional PVS tips and tricks -- Summary -- 7. Designing Your Supporting Infrastructure Components -- Planning your license server -- The role of the license server in the environment -- The requirements for installing the license server -- High Availability considerations for the licensing server -- Design decisions for the license server -- Designing your database platform -- The role of the database in the XenApp environment -- Planning your SQL server requirements -- High Availability considerations for databases -- Planning and sizing your Citrix® databases -- SQL Server design decisions -- Managing your databases -- Configuring your file services -- The role of file services in the environment -- The requirements for file servers -- High Availability considerations for file services -- Design decisions -- Configuring file share permissions -- Implementing monitoring for your XenApp® environment -- The role of monitoring in the environment -- The requirements for installing Director -- The requirements for installing the Insight appliance -- High Availability considerations for Director -- Monitoring design decisions -- Using Director to monitor user experience -- Summary.
8. Optimizing Your XenApp® Solution -- Managing user profiles -- Types of profiles -- Why we need to manage profiles -- Planning Citrix Profile Management policies -- Planning Microsoft folder redirection -- Folder redirection and exclusions -- What about home drives? -- What about AppData? -- Configuring Citrix® policies -- Understanding the role of the Citrix policy engine -- Using Citrix template policies -- Planning your Citrix policies -- Defining Citrix policy settings -- Applying Citrix policy filters -- Recommendations for Citrix policies -- Planning Active Directory policies -- Understanding the role of Active Directory group policies -- Common Group Policy settings for Citrix environments -- Best practices for Group Policies -- Controlling printing -- Understanding the different printing models in a Citrix environment -- Using Citrix Universal Print Server -- Summary -- 9. Implementing Your XenApp® Solution -- Building your production-ready workload server images -- Initial build -- Optimizations -- Deploying your server images -- Testing the preproduction environment -- Reviewing the design plan -- Final system validation testing -- Using capacity planning tools -- Performing load testing -- Conducting User Acceptance Testing -- Defining your criteria -- UAT process -- UAT feedback -- Production rollout -- Communication plan -- Pilot rollout -- Phased production rollout -- Supporting your environment during normal operations -- Delegated administration -- Using Director -- SQL queries for monitoring/reporting -- Additional troubleshooting tips and tricks -- Troubleshooting the VDA registration -- Troubleshooting Active Directory -- Troubleshooting PVS performance -- Troubleshooting storage performance -- Troubleshooting Windows system performance -- Troubleshooting application performance -- Using Citrix troubleshooting tools.
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Summary: If you are a Citrix® engineer, a virtualization consultant, or an IT project manager with prior experience of using Citrix XenApp® and related technologies for desktop virtualization and want to further explore the power of XenApp® for flawless desktop virtualization, then this book is for you.
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Intro -- Citrix XenApp® 7.5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions -- Table of Contents -- Citrix XenApp® 7.5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions -- Credits -- Notice -- About the Author -- About the Reviewers -- www.PacktPub.com -- Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more -- Why subscribe? -- Free access for Packt account holders -- Instant updates on new Packt books -- Preface -- What this book covers -- What you need for this book -- Who this book is for -- Introduction to the XenApp® 7.5 platform -- Benefits of using Citrix XenApp® -- Citrix XenApp® 7.5 feature comparison -- Comparing Citrix XenApp® 7.5 with previous versions -- What's new in Citrix XenApp® 7.5 -- Conventions -- Reader feedback -- Customer support -- Downloading the color images of this book -- Errata -- Piracy -- Questions -- 1. Planning Desktop Virtualization -- The building blocks of VDI -- Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) -- Hosted Shared Desktop (HSD) -- Session-based Computing (SBC) -- Application virtualization -- Understanding VDI layers -- Analyzing your user data -- Planning your personalization layer -- Understanding your applications -- Planning for operating system delivery -- Anticipating device management -- Infrastructure planning -- Determining the right fit -- The road map to success -- Project management in the real world -- Managing your project -- Summary -- 2. Defining Your Desktop Virtualization Environment -- Understanding your end users -- Use case - clinical physicians -- Use case - data entry clerks -- Use case - office workers -- Use case - hospital administration clerks -- Use case - call center customer service representatives -- Use case - business executives -- Translating the user workflow -- Understanding applications -- Making a questionnaire for an application -- Automated application data collection -- Using Stratusphere FIT.

Utilizing Network Inventory -- Using Baseline Desktop Analyzer -- Leveraging AppDNA -- Implementing Lakeside Software SysTrack -- Completing your software inventory -- Understanding devices -- Endpoints -- Peripherals -- Defining your use cases -- Planning your strategy -- Summary -- 3. Designing Your Infrastructure -- Creating a reference architecture -- A reference architecture diagram -- Understanding the Access tier diagram -- Understanding the Delivery tier diagram -- Understanding the Supporting Systems tier diagram -- Understanding the Backend Data Systems tier diagram -- Understanding the Monitoring tier diagram -- Understanding the Virtualization Infrastructure tier diagram -- Designing highlights -- Designing your virtual infrastructure -- Resource requirements -- Virtual machine requirements -- Determining your virtualization platform -- XenServer -- VMware vSphere -- Microsoft Hyper-V Server -- Virtualization cluster design decisions -- Designing your hardware infrastructure -- Selecting between the rack and blade options -- Understanding converged platforms -- Reconsidering the cloud -- Designing your network infrastructure -- Planning network options -- Designing your storage infrastructure -- Capacity planning -- Measuring throughput -- Completing the architectural blueprint -- Summary -- 4. Designing Your Access Layer -- Determining your portal presence -- Comparing Web Interface and StoreFront -- Reviewing the Access tier diagram -- Designing with StoreFront -- Requirements for StoreFront -- Design decisions for StoreFront -- StoreFront recommendations -- Customizations -- Speeding up StoreFront -- Using the application subscription model -- Using keywords for StoreFront applications and desktops -- Creating sticky applications for StoreFront -- Filtering or hiding applications from StoreFront -- Enabling discovery for mobile clients.

Setting the default IIS page -- Rebranding the Receiver for Web site -- Using the HOST file to ease setup -- Designing with NetScaler Gateway™ -- Requirements for NetScaler VPX -- Configuring the base settings for NetScaler -- Configuring load balancing services -- Configuring NetScaler Gateway services -- Tying it all together -- Identifying the base requirements -- Gathering all the prerequisites -- Installing NetScaler appliances -- Installing and configuring StoreFront servers -- Configuring load balance virtual servers on NetScaler® -- Configuring the NetScaler Gateway™ virtual server -- Summary -- 5. Designing Your Application Delivery Layer -- Welcome to XenApp® 7.5 -- What's new in XenApp 7.5? -- Updated concepts in XenApp 7.5 -- What's missing in XenApp 7.5? -- Designing your XenApp® deployment -- Requirements for XenApp -- Delivery controller -- Studio -- Database -- Director -- Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) for the Windows desktop OS -- Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) for the Windows server OS -- Design decisions for the XenApp site -- Creating your XenApp® site -- Quick start guide to deploy a XenApp site -- Configuring your first XenApp delivery controller -- Configuring your XenApp site -- Configuring additional delivery controllers -- Configuring your XenApp session hosts -- Managing your XenApp® site -- Getting started with Machine Catalogs -- Getting started with Delivery Groups -- Application delivery models -- Getting the most out of Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups -- Planning your Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups -- Leveraging PowerShell -- Moving machines between catalogs -- Additional Delivery Group properties -- Publishing multiple applications at a time -- Additional application properties -- Publishing resources to multiple Delivery Groups -- Making sure machines are available -- Summary.

6. Designing Your Virtual Image Delivery -- An overview of image management -- Determining the right fit for your environment -- Understanding Citrix® Machine Creation Services -- The storage impact of MCS -- Preparing a master image for MCS -- Creating an MCS catalog using Studio -- Updating an MCS catalog that reflects changes to the master image -- Designing Citrix® Provisioning Services -- The storage impact of PVS -- The network impact of PVS -- Designing your PVS farm -- Requirements for Provisioning Services -- Key design decisions -- Preparing a master image for PVS -- Creating a Machine Catalog using the PVS deployment wizard -- Managing images using PVS -- Additional PVS tips and tricks -- Summary -- 7. Designing Your Supporting Infrastructure Components -- Planning your license server -- The role of the license server in the environment -- The requirements for installing the license server -- High Availability considerations for the licensing server -- Design decisions for the license server -- Designing your database platform -- The role of the database in the XenApp environment -- Planning your SQL server requirements -- High Availability considerations for databases -- Planning and sizing your Citrix® databases -- SQL Server design decisions -- Managing your databases -- Configuring your file services -- The role of file services in the environment -- The requirements for file servers -- High Availability considerations for file services -- Design decisions -- Configuring file share permissions -- Implementing monitoring for your XenApp® environment -- The role of monitoring in the environment -- The requirements for installing Director -- The requirements for installing the Insight appliance -- High Availability considerations for Director -- Monitoring design decisions -- Using Director to monitor user experience -- Summary.

8. Optimizing Your XenApp® Solution -- Managing user profiles -- Types of profiles -- Why we need to manage profiles -- Planning Citrix Profile Management policies -- Planning Microsoft folder redirection -- Folder redirection and exclusions -- What about home drives? -- What about AppData? -- Configuring Citrix® policies -- Understanding the role of the Citrix policy engine -- Using Citrix template policies -- Planning your Citrix policies -- Defining Citrix policy settings -- Applying Citrix policy filters -- Recommendations for Citrix policies -- Planning Active Directory policies -- Understanding the role of Active Directory group policies -- Common Group Policy settings for Citrix environments -- Best practices for Group Policies -- Controlling printing -- Understanding the different printing models in a Citrix environment -- Using Citrix Universal Print Server -- Summary -- 9. Implementing Your XenApp® Solution -- Building your production-ready workload server images -- Initial build -- Optimizations -- Deploying your server images -- Testing the preproduction environment -- Reviewing the design plan -- Final system validation testing -- Using capacity planning tools -- Performing load testing -- Conducting User Acceptance Testing -- Defining your criteria -- UAT process -- UAT feedback -- Production rollout -- Communication plan -- Pilot rollout -- Phased production rollout -- Supporting your environment during normal operations -- Delegated administration -- Using Director -- SQL queries for monitoring/reporting -- Additional troubleshooting tips and tricks -- Troubleshooting the VDA registration -- Troubleshooting Active Directory -- Troubleshooting PVS performance -- Troubleshooting storage performance -- Troubleshooting Windows system performance -- Troubleshooting application performance -- Using Citrix troubleshooting tools.

Soliciting user feedback.

If you are a Citrix® engineer, a virtualization consultant, or an IT project manager with prior experience of using Citrix XenApp® and related technologies for desktop virtualization and want to further explore the power of XenApp® for flawless desktop virtualization, then this book is for you.

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