Citrix XenDesktop 7 Cookbook

Citrix XenDesktop 7 Cookbook
Citrix XenDesktop 7 Cookbook is published by in January 2014. This book has 410 pages in English, ISBN-13 9781782177463.

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 from this book

  • 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

Approach

A step-by-step course that includes tasks ranging from a standard to high-level difficulty, oriented to deploy an enterprise production VDI environment. This practical approach is based on both GUI and command line operations, which gives you as an IT professional the alternatives to operate the system wherever possible.

Who this book is written for

If you are a system administrator or an experienced IT professional who wants to refer to a centralized container of procedures and advanced tasks in XenDesktop, this is the book for you. If you are an IT technician approaching this technology for the first time, who wants to integrate a more theoretical formative process with step-by-step installation and configuration activities, this book will also help you. You will need to have experience of the virtualized environment and an understanding of the general concepts of desktop virtualization (VDI).

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