Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Optimization and Troubleshooting (CXD-303)



In this course, you will learn 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. Also, you will learn how to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers.


Built for experienced IT professionals working with XenApp and XenDesktop, which includes:

  • Administrators
  • Engineers
  • Architects

Learning Objectives

  • Configure Workspace Environment
  • Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • Zones in XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Account for user and desktop locations and optimal connection and registration
  • Configure and manage App Layering with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Configure HDX channels and protocols for improved performance delivering multimedia and data over network connections
  • User connection flows and tools to better troubleshoot end user issues

1. Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)

  • FMA Services
  • SQL database connectivity and security
  • Zones in FMA

2. Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Introduction to WEM
  • Installation and configuration
  • Administration

3. The Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA)

  • VDA registration in a multi zone environment
  • VDA connection security
  • Workspace Environment Management VDA agent

4. App Layering

  • App Layering architecture
  • Configuring and assigning app layers
  • Managing app layers

5. User Environment

  • Optimizing session machines with WEM
  • Zone Preference
  • User Profile Management with WEM

6. StoreFront Optimization and Routing

  • User experience optimizations
  • Optimal Gateway routing and Zones
  • Subscription Store

7. HDX and Multimedia

  • Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
  • HDX virtual channel architecture
  • Multimedia delivery and redirection
  • Delivering Skype for Business with XenAppand XenDesktop

8. Supporting and Troubleshooting User Connection Issues

  • Advanced connections and communications
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Common misconfiguration