PacktLib: Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x

Getting Started with XenDesktop 7.x

Credits

Notice

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Designing a XenDesktop Site

The core components of a XenDesktop Site

Terminology and concepts

System requirements

Designing a basic XenDesktop Site

Common Citrix communication ports

Summary

Installing XenDesktop

Planning the XenDesktop installation

Step 1 – installing the controller (XD1)

Step 2 – installing StoreFront (XD2)

Step 3 – installing Director (XD3)

Step 4 – creating the virtual desktop and application delivery master images

Step 5 – installing the Virtual Delivery Agent on the master images

Step 6 – configuring the StoreFront server

Step 7 – creating the machine catalogs

Step 8 – creating the delivery groups

Installation checkpoint

Step 9 – installing Citrix Receiver on the client devices

Step 10 – testing the connection

Summary

Managing Machine Catalogs, Hosts, and Personal vDisks

Machine catalogs

Managing the hosts

Managing Personal vDisks

Summary

Managing Delivery Groups

Managing the delivery groups

Managing the hosted applications

Managing the Delivery Controller environment

Summary

Managing Policies

XenDesktop Studio versus Microsoft Group Policy Editor

Working with policies

Implementing multiple policies

The resulting set of policies

Implementing policies with NetScaler Gateway

Summary

Managing Printing

How printing works

Universal Print Server and Driver

Autocreation of printers

Mapping printers and drivers

Optimization of printing

Summary

Virtualizing USB Support

USB devices in virtualization

How XenDesktop uses USB redirection

Summary

Virtualizing Storage and Backup

XenDesktop storage considerations

XenDesktop storage requirements

Virtual desktop storage requirements – dedicated desktop model

Virtual desktop storage requirements – dedicated shared desktop model

Virtual desktop storage requirements – shared hosted desktop model

Backup and restore

USB mass storage

Summary

High Definition Experience (HDX)

Introducing high definition experience

Aero redirection

Windows Media

Flash Media

HDX 3D

Configuring image quality

Configuring audio

Configuring webcams

Configuring color compression

Configuring network priorities

Adaptive display

Summary

Application Delivery

Delivering applications

Differences between XenApp and XenDesktop

Application Delivery Controllers

Application Delivery Networks

Summary

Working with the XenDesktop SDK

Microsoft Windows PowerShell

Using the XenDesktop SDK

Creating an SDK script

Troubleshooting using the XD PowerShell SDK

Citrix Ready

Summary

Working with Citrix ReceiverTM and Plugins

Understanding Receiver

Changing the Receiver settings

Using plugins

Running Receiver on Microsoft Windows

Running Receiver on Apple

Running Receiver on other devices

Summary

Securing XenDesktop

DMZ and DMZ

Securing XenDesktop with NetScaler Gateway

Secure Ticket Authority

Securing the ICA/HDX protocols

Securing StoreFront

Securing Receiver

Securing controller

Securing Studio and Director

Securing the XenDesktop to XenServer communications

Using smart cards

Summary

Managing and Monitoring XenDesktop

Using Studio to manage the XenDesktop Site

Using Director to monitor the XenDesktop Site

Using HDX Insight

Troubleshooting XenDesktop

Third-party tools

Summary

VDI in the Cloud

Understanding virtualization in the cloud

Private cloud

Public cloud

Hybrid cloud

Personal cloud

Your cloud

Summary

Creating a Domain Certificate Authority

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

XenDesktop Policy Settings Reference

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway

Using Public CA-signed SSL Wildcard Certificates on NetScaler Gateway

Using Public CA-signed SSL Wildcard Certificates on NetScaler Gateway

Using Public CA-signed SSL Wildcard Certificates on NetScaler Gateway

Using Public CA-signed SSL Wildcard Certificates on NetScaler Gateway

Using Public CA-signed SSL Wildcard Certificates on NetScaler Gateway

Using Public CA-signed SSL Wildcard Certificates on NetScaler Gateway

Using Public CA-signed SSL Wildcard Certificates on NetScaler Gateway

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