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Citrix Xenserver Training

Citrix Xenserver Training

CITRIX XENSERVER TRAINING INTRODUCTION:

Xenserver is an open source virtualization platform for managing cloud, server and desktop virtual infrastructures. Xenserver uses Xen hypervisor to visualize each server, on which it is installed, enabling each host to visualizes multiple virtual machine simultaneously with guaranteed performance. Citrix Xenserver Training course allows you to combine multiple Xen-enabled servers into a powerful resources pool, using industry standard shared storage architectures and leveraging resources clustering technology created by Xenserver.

Citrix Xenserver Online Training course teaches the foundation necessary to effectively install, configure, administer & troubleshoot Xenserver. Participants will also learn how to configure a provisioning service host, and create and manage VDisks in a Xenserver environment.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Attendees must have basic overall knowledge of virtualization technology.
  • An understanding of computing architecture, including network & storage devices, device drivers and operating systems.
  • Basic experience installing and administering Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008.
  • Basic experience installing and administering Linux variants.
  • Intermediate knowledge of network devices and sites architecture, including configuring VLANs.
  • Basic knowledge of storage terminology & technologies, including partitions, SANs, LUNs, iSCNI, NFS, and CIFS file shares.

Xenserver Online Training Course Content

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Citrix XenServer Training
  • The XenServer Product Line
  • The Product Simplification
  • Changes in Architecture  
  • Virtual Appliances &  Broader Vendor Support
  • The Microsoft System Center Integration
  • The XenDesktop Integration
  • Enhanced Operating System Support
  • Other Enhancements & Improvements
  • XenServer Architecture  
  • Overview XenCenter  
  • Resource Pools
  • Overview  on XenServer Storage  
  • Overview  on XenServer Networking
  • Overview  OnProvisioning Services  
Chapter 2: Installing &  Configuring XenServer
  • Installation of XenServer  
  • The Virtual Machine Storage
  • Installing Single & Multiple Disk Systems
  • Installing  the XenServer
  • The Pre-Installation Checklist
  • XenServer Installation Process
  • Configuring the NTP
  • XenCenter Installation & Management Consoles
  • The XenCenter Consoles
  • XenServer Licensing Components
  • License of File Management
  • Citrix License Server Virtual Appliance
  • Obtaining the License Files
  • License Management Console
  • Managing the XenServer Users
  • Key Benefits of Active Directory Integration
  • Configuring an Active Directory Integration
  • End-User Authentication Using Active Directory
  • Citrix Xenserver Training Active Directory Integration
  • External Authentication Process
  • The Role-Based Access Control
  • Security Logs
Chapter 3: XenServer Networking
  • Overvie on XenServer Networking  
  • Network Stacks Supported by XenServer
  • Network Components &  Architecture
  • The Network Architecture Diagram
  • Network Adapter Drivers
  • Private-Server &  External Networks
  • VLAN Support &  Components
  • The Initial Network Setup
  • Citrix Xenserver Training NIC_ Bond
  • Architecture of NIC Bonding  
  • The Load Balancing concepts
  • The NIC Bond Configuration for Resource Pools
Chapter 4: XenServer Storage Repositories
  • The Storage Technologies
  • Virtual Disk Image Formats
  • Storage Technology Comparison
  • Architecture of XenServer Storage  
  • Architecture of  Storage Repository  
  • The Multiple Storage Repositories
  • Local Storage Repositories
  • Virtual Disk Size
  • Storage Capability Comparison
  • Overview of NFS Storage  
  • Architecture of  NFS  
  • NFS Virtual Disks
  • NFS Remote Storage Configuration & Recommendations
  • Overview of iSCSI Storage  
  • Architecture of  iSCSI  
  • Citrix Xenserver Training iSCSI Adapters
  • iSCSI Setup Configuration and Recommendations
  • Resizing an Storage Repository
  • Resizing an Storage Repository – iSCSI
  • Resizing an Storage Repository – HBA
  • Fibre Channel SANs Overview
  • Fibre Channel Architecture
  • LUN Device Path
  • Dedicated NIC Bonds for Remote Storage
  • Dedicated Remote Storage Interface Configuration
  • Basic Citrix StorageLink  
  • Types of StorageLink Supported Array  
  • Upgrading to StorageLink with XenServer
Chapter 5: Creating & Managing Virtual Machines
  • Architecture of Windows Virtual Machine  
  • Virtual Memory and Disk Size Limits for Windows Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Device Support for Windows Virtual Machines
  • Installation from ISO
  • Libraries  of ISO
  • To Create an Windows Virtual Machine
  • Linux Distributions
  • Creating an Linux Virtual Machines
  • Tools of XenServer  
  • XenServer Tools for Windows Virtual Machines
  • XenServer Tools for Linux Virtual Machines
Chapter 6: Installing &Configuring Provisioning Services

 

  • Provisioning Services _Technology
  • Components in Citrix Provisioning Services  
  • Citrix Provisioning Services Infrastructure
  • Provisioning Services Administration
  • Administrative Roles
  • Key _Services
  • DHCP Deployment- Options
  • Configuration of DHCP
  • Installation,Planning
  • Provisioning Services Farm Design
  • SQL Database_ Server
  • SQL Database Authentication & Configuration
  • Configuration Wizard User Permissions
  • Service Account Permissions
  • Overview on Sites,
  • Stores cocncepts
  • Citrix Xenserver Training Storage_Requirements
  • Sample vDisk Storage Requirements
  • Provisioning Services Installation
  • Provisioning Services Configuration
  • Store_Configuration
  • Provisioning Services Hosts in  Console
  • Target Device Connections
  • Server Properties
  • Target Device _Collection
  • Target Device _Template
  • Target Device Properties
  • Target Device Additions to Database
  • Auto-Add Wizard
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Domain Password Validation Process
Chapter 7: Managing vDisks &Target Devices
  • The vDisk Image Modes
  • The Standard Image Mode
  • Private Image_Mode
  • Write Caches
  • Types in Write-Cache  
  • Cache on the Server Disk
  • Cache on the Server Disk: Local Storage
  • Cache on the Server Disk: Shared Storage
  • Cache on the Target Device Hard Drive
  • Cache on the Target Device Hard Drive: Local Storage
  • Target Device-based RAM Cache
  • Cache Persistent on Server
  • Microsoft Licensing for Provisioning Services
  • Citrix Xenserver Training Master Target Device
  • Preparing a Master Target Device
  • Preparing the Hard Disk of the Master Target Device
  • Configuring the BIOS of a Master Target Device
  • To Configure the BIOS of a Master Target Device
  • Installing The Master Target Device Software
  • Imaging an Windows Target Device with XenConvert
  • Creation of vDisk File  
  • vDisk Lifecycle Operations
  • VHD Formats
Chapter 8: Creating an vDisks Automatically Using Imaging Wizard
  • To Create an New vDisk Automatically Using the Imaging Wizard
  • Creating an vDisk Manually
  • vDisk Management
  • Assigning vDisks to  the Target Devices
  • To Assign a vDisk to an Single Target Device
  • vDisk _Versions
  • vDisk _Backup
  • vDisk Updates
  • Citrix Xenserver Training Autoupdate Tool
  • vDisk Update Management Requirements
  • To Install Updates Automatically
  • Incremental Update Rollback
  • High Availability  concepts
  • Provisioning Services Failover
  • Configuring the Boot File for High Availability
  • Adding Provisioning Services Hosts to the Boot File
  • Enabling High Availability on the vDisks
  • To Provide Provisioning Services Hosts with Access to Stores
  • Considerations for  the Offline Database Support
  • To Enable Offline Database Support
  • Stream Logging
  • To Enable Logging
  • Troubleshoot  the vDisk Images
  • Provisioning Services Failover
  • Configuring  Boot File for High Availability
  • Adding Provisioning Services Hosts to Boot File
  • Enabling High Availability on  the vDisks
  • To Provide Provisioning Services Hosts with Access to Stores
  • Considerations for Offline Database Support
  • To Enable Offline Database Support
  • The Stream Logging
  • Troubleshoot  the vDisk Images
Chapter 9: The Distributed Virtual Switching
  • The Distributed Virtual Switching Features
  • Components in Distributed Virtual Switching  
  • vSwitch Controller Virtual Appliance Deployment
  • Accessing the vSwitch Controller
  • vSwitch Controller Configuration .
  • Citrix Xenserver Training High _Availability
  • Monitoring the  Network Activity
  • Viewing  the Flow Statistics
  • Exporting the NetFlow Statistics
  • Managing Address Groups &  Virtual Machine Groups
  • Distributed Virtual Switching Policy Configuration Hierarchy
  • The Access Control List Policies
  • Defining Access Control List Rules
  • Configuring the Fail Modes
  • Setting Up the Port Configuration Policies
  • Configuring of QoS
  • Configuring of  RSPAN
  • To Configure the RSPAN
  • Cross-Server Private Network Requirements
  • XenMotion with the Cross-Server Private Networks
  • Recovering from anFailed vSwitch Controller
Chapter 10: The Workload Balancing
  • Overview of Workload Balancing  
  • Key Concepts of Workload Balancing  
  • Components in Workload Balancing  
  • To Download the Workload Balancing Virtual Appliance
  • Import Considerations for  Workload Balancing Virtual Appliance
  • Configuration of Workload Balancing  
  • To Update the Workload Balancing Credentials
  • Connecting to  Workload Balancing Virtual Appliance
  • Workload Balancing Access Control Permissions
  • The Workload Balancing Settings
  • The Critical Thresholds
  • Critical Threshold Evaluation and Edit
  • Metric Weighting
  • Fixed &  Scheduled Optimization Modes
  • Optimization The Recommendations
  • Power Management Behavior
  • Apply Optimization Recommendations Automatically
  • Citrix Xenserver Training Optimal Server Selection
  • Host Exclusion from Recommendations
Chapter 11: Configuring High_ Availability
  • The High Availability Requirements
  • High Availability _Considerations
  • Citrix Xenserver Training Restart Priorities
  • Server Failure Tolerance
  • Over_committing
  • Host _Fencing
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Disaster Preparedness &  Response
  • Backup and Recovery of XenServer Hosts &  Virtual Machines
  • Backing Up anPool Installation
  • To Restore an Pool Installation
  • Backing Up Virtual Machines as Snapshots
  • To Take an Snapshot of a Virtual Machine
  • To Restore an Running XenServer Host
  • Listing Snapshots Using  Command-line Interface
  • Deleting anSnapshot
  • Restoring a Virtual Machine from an Snapshot
Chapter 12: Managing and Troubleshooting XenServer
  • Overviw on Command-line Interface  
  • Command-line Interface Operations Targets
  • Basics of Command-line Interface
  • Command-line Interface Shortcuts
  • XenServer Menu-Driven Text Console
  • Monitoring the XenServer
  • Using the XenTop Utility to Monitor Host &  Virtual Machine Performance
  • Logging to an Remote Syslog Server
  • To Log Using an Remote Syslog Server
  • Events & Alerts
  • Performance Statistics in an  XenCenter
  • XenServer Logs & Reports
  • XenCenter Event Logs
  • The Server Status Reports
  • Xen-Bugtool Utility
  • Overview on XenServer Crashdump  
  • Generating the Crashdump File in Command-Line Interface
  • Running an Network Trace and Triggering a Memory Dump
  • XenServer Updates & Hotfixes
  • Update or Hotfix Considerations
  • To Update XenServer Hosts Using XenCenter
  • To Update Hosts or Pool Using the Command-line Interface
  • Rolling  the Pool Upgrade
  • Planning an Rolling Upgrade
  • Overview on Workload Balancing Reports
  • Citrix Xenserver Training Workload Balancing Reports

 

Citrix Xenserver Training Objectives:

  • Install and Implement Xensever.
  • Create and Manage Networks.
  • Configure the Storage.
  • Manage & Maintain Virtual Machines.
  • Install and Configure Provisioning services.
  • Managing vDisks and Target Devices.
  • Implement the Resource Pools.
  • Implement the Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS).
  • Implement the Workload Balancing (WLB).
  • Configure High Availability.
  • Manage and Troubleshoot Xenserver.