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Citrix® XenApp® 7.x Performance Essentials

By : Luca Dentella
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Citrix® XenApp® 7.x Performance Essentials

By: Luca Dentella

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (12 chapters)


Citrix® XenApp® is an enterprise solution for virtual application delivery. With XenApp®, IT can mobilize Windows apps and, at the same time, reduce costs by centralizing, consolidating, and managing them in the data center.

Critical tasks that system administrators have to perform are designing, deploying, and maintaining infrastructures that perform well; poor performances may have a dramatic impact on a user's experience and satisfaction.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Designing the New FlexCast® Management Architecture, helps IT architects understand the new FlexCast® Management Architecture adopted in XenApp® 7.5 and design a good infrastructure.

Chapter 2, Monitor and Optimize Infrastructure – Director and EdgeSight®, helps XenApp® administrators monitor and tune the infrastructure for best performance, taking advantage of the new tools included in XenApp® 7.5.

Chapter 3, Monitor and Optimize End User Experience, helps XenApp® administrators improve the end user experience.

Chapter 4, Publishing Applications through WAN Links, helps XenApp® administrators optimize application delivery for mobile and remote users and explains the use of WAN simulators to test the end user experience.

What you need for this book

This book covers the latest version of Citrix® XenApp® 7.5. While this book was being written, particular attention was given to pointing out the differences from the previous versions and underlining the features available only with a particular licensing.

Who this book is for

If you are an IT architect or administrator who needs a practical guide that will help you design and optimize the XenApp® infrastructure, this is the book for you.

You will learn how to design, deliver, and maintain a scalable, high-performing XenApp® infrastructure, and the book includes guidelines, tips, and real-world examples to monitor and optimize system loads and user experience.

A chapter is dedicated to mobile and remote users connected through WAN links. Specific configurations and suggestions are included to optimize and test the infrastructure in this scenario. The chapter also covers the use of Citrix® CloudBridge™ as a WAN accelerator.


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