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Mastering XenApp

By : Sunny Jha
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Mastering XenApp

By: Sunny Jha

Overview of this book

Citrix® XenApp® is one of the leading pieces of Application delivery software that delivers Windows compatible apps to users on any device, anywhere. Citrix® XenApp® also gives administrators the ability to manage and control the freedom of mobility by increasing the security and saving costs at the same time. This book will provide you with all the knowledge required to successfully deploy and master a complete Citrix® hosted application. First, it will cover essential concepts of the architecture of XenApp®. You will then learn how to set up Hypervisor and how to set up Infrastructure components. Next you will learn how to Set up Citrix® Components, XenApp® resources, PVS, and Netscaler. We will further look at how to prepare the environment for Rollout. Additionally, you will learn how to configure the Citrix® components such as Citrix® Director. Moreover, you’ll learn about shared desktop for delivery to end users and the application of policies for effective and secure delivery. Finally, you will learn how to implement provisioning services for a Citrix® XenApp® 7.6 environment.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Mastering XenApp
About the Author
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High-level concepts of designing the infrastructure

While designing the infrastructure, we are going to consider the five layer model, which will help us implement unified and standardized solutions for every use of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6.

  • User layer: In this layer, we identify and define the unique user groups, the endpoints they will be using to connect, and their location

  • Access layer: In this layer, we define how a user group will gain access to their resources, focusing on access policies and desktop/application stores

  • Resource layer: This layer defines the application and data provided to each user group

  • Control layer: This layer defines the underlying infrastructure required to support the user accessing their resources

  • H ardware layer: This layer defines the physical implementation of the overall solution

This model gives us the ability to create an extremely flexible model with which user groups can have their own set of access policies and resources, which can be shared. Regardless of how the user accesses and the resource layer are defined, they all are managed by a single, integrated control layer.