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Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook

Book Description

Desktop virtualization is increasingly important in the BYOD world and this book will bring you right up to date with the features of XenDesktop®. The cookbook approach makes it ideal for system administrators and IT professionals alike.

In Detail

Citrix is an established name in today's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era by virtue of their desktop and application virtualization platforms, with the capability to assign applications and contents in a secure manner. XenDesktop 7 is the union of the two historical products developed by Citrix - XenDesktop and XenApp. As usual, this is offered on most operating system platforms available in the market.

Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook helps you as a system administrator to implement, configure, and optimize the migration from a physical architecture to a VDI architecture, using the latest release of the Citrix XenDesktop suite. This book is enriched with advanced configurations and conceptual explanations, which permit novice users as well as experienced professionals to understand what they’re going to implement.

This book begins with the required installation and upgrade procedure on which the final architecture will perform its work. Starting from this point, you will create the virtual resources to deploy, install, and integrate the security and architectural components which complete the XenDesktop infrastructure (StoreFront, Netscaler Gateway, CloudBridge platform, and so on), using a flow that will bring you to the final advanced Powershell configuration tasks.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the upgrade and installation procedures for the core infrastructural components
  • Deploy and optimize procedures for the desktop virtual machines
  • Install and configure collateral platforms such as the CloudBridge platform
  • Perform the desktop and applications deployment through the XenDesktop core as well as the integrated publishing platforms, such as Microsoft App-V
  • Execute the most advanced activities in the VDI environment
  • Tune and secure the Citrix sites
  • Complete implementation activities using the Citrix Powershell modules

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Table of Contents

  1. Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook
    3. Credits
    4. Disclaimer
    5. About the Author
    6. About the Reviewers
    7. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
          1. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    8. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    9. 1. XenDesktop® 7 – Upgrading, Installing, and Configuring
      1. Introduction
      2. Upgrading from XenDesktop® 5.6 to XenDesktop® 7
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Preparing the SQL Server 2012 database
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Installing and configuring the Citrix Licensing Services – 11.11.1
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      5. Installing XenDesktop® 7 components
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      6. Installing and configuring StoreFront 2.0
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      7. Installing and configuring Provisioning Services 7
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    10. 2. Configuring and Deploying Virtual Machines for XenDesktop®
      1. Introduction
      2. Configuring the XenDesktop® site
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Configuring XenDesktop® to interact with Citrix® XenServer
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Configuring XenDesktop® to interact with VMware vSphere 5.1
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      5. Configuring XenDesktop® to interact with Microsoft Hyper-V
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. See also
    11. 3. Master Image Configuration and Tuning
      1. Introduction
      2. Configuring and optimizing a desktop OS master image
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Configuring and optimizing a server OS master image
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. See also
      4. Configuring a target device – PVS architecture
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      5. Installing and configuring the master image policies
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. See also
    12. 4. User Experience – Planning and Configuring
      1. Introduction
      2. Implementing a profile architecture
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
          1. Using Citrix Profile Management 5.0
          2. Using roaming profiles
          3. Using Personal vDisk
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Installing Virtual Desktop Agent – server OS and desktop OS
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
          1. Installing VDA for a server OS machine
          2. Installing VDA for a desktop OS machine
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Installing and configuring HDX Monitor
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works…
        4. There's more…
        5. See also
      5. Configuring Citrix ReceiverTM
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    13. 5. Configuring Additional Architectural Components
      1. Introduction
      2. Configuring the Merchandising Server
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works…
        4. There's more…
          1. See also
        5. Configuring the CloudBridge platform
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
            1. There's more…
            2. See also
          4. Installing and configuring the XenDesktop® Collector
            1. Getting ready
            2. How to do it…
            3. How it works…
            4. There's more…
            5. See also
    14. 6. Creating and Configuring a Desktop Environment
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating and configuring the Machine Catalog
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Modifying an existing machine catalog
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
          1. Updating virtual desktop machines
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Using the new Citrix® Director platform
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      5. Configuring printers
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      6. Configuring USB devices
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works…
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    15. 7. Deploying Applications
      1. Introduction
      2. Publishing the hosted applications
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Publishing the Local Access Apps (LAA)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Publishing applications using Microsoft App-V
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    16. 8. XenDesktop® Tuning and Security
      1. Introduction
      2. Configuring the XenDesktop® policies
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
          1. ICA section
          2. Adobe Flash Delivery subsection
          3. Audio subsection
          4. Auto client reconnect subsection
          5. Bandwidth subsection
          6. Client Sensors subsection
          7. Desktop UI subsection
          8. End User Monitoring subsection
          9. Enhanced Desktop Experience subsection
          10. File Redirection subsection
          11. Graphics subsection
          12. Keep Alive subsection
          13. Local App access subsection
          14. Mobile Experience subsection
          15. Multimedia subsection
          16. Multi-Stream Connections subsection
          17. Port Redirection subsection
          18. Security subsection
          19. Server limits subsection
          20. Session limits subsection
          21. Session Reliability subsection
          22. Time zone control subsection
          23. TWAIN Devices
          24. Visual Display subsection
          25. WebSockets subsection
          26. Load Management section
          27. Advanced settings subsection
          28. Basic settings subsection
          29. Cross-Platform settings subsection
          30. File system subsection
          31. Folder redirection subsection
          32. Profile Handling subsection
          33. Registry subsection
          34. Streamed user profiles subsection
          35. Receiver section
          36. Virtual Delivery Agent Settings section
        3. How it works…
        4. There's more…
          1. Policy templates
          2. Policy Comparison
          3. Policy Modelling
        5. See also
      3. Installing and configuring Citrix® NetScaler Gateway 10.1
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works…
        4. There's more
        5. See also
      4. Configuring the XenDesktop® logging
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works…
        4. There's more…
        5. See also
    17. 9. Working with XenDesktop® PowerShell
      1. Introduction
      2. Retrieving system information – configuration Service cmdlets
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Managing Active Directory accounts – ADIdentity cmdlets
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Managing the Citrix® Desktop Controller and its resources – the Broker and AppV cmdlets
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      5. Administering hosts and machines – the Host and Machine Creation cmdlets
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      6. Managing additional components – the StoreFront Admin and Logging cmdlets
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    18. 10. Configuring the XenDesktop® Advanced Logon
      1. Introduction
      2. Implementing the two-factor hardware authentication for XenDesktop® 7
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Implementing strong authentication for XenDesktop® 7 using the RADIUS platform
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Implementing the two-factor software authentication for XenDesktop® 7
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    19. Index