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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
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Chapter 7. Setting Up Citrix Provisioning Services™

In this chapter, we are going to set up the infrastructure of the Citrix Provisioning Services to create the disk-less infrastructure for the Citrix XenApp 7.6 solution. This will help in the management of a high number of virtual machines via a few virtual disk images. It also has other key benefits, which will be discussed during the chapter.

The things we will be covering in this chapter are as follows:

  • The Citrix Provisioning Services architecture

  • Setting up the Citrix Provisioning Services server and configuring it

  • Installing the Citrix Provisioning Services console

  • Configuring the boot from network

  • Configuring the Bootstrap for high availability

  • Configuring the Master Target Device

  • Creating a vDisk

  • Assigning a vDisk to a target device