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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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Citrix Provisioning Services™

In this chapter, we will be working on the latest version of the Citrix Provisioning Services, which is 7.6, and before we get into the details, let's try to understand what Citrix Provisioning Services is.

Provisioning Service is one of the best solution in the market when it comes to vDisk streaming to virtual or physical machine. This solution was developed by a company called Ardence, which was later acquired by Citrix and now it is known as the Citrix Provisioning Services. With this technology, you can create virtual disks and then stream those to virtual or physical machines via a network.

It eliminates the need for single virtual or physical machine management and all the management tasks, such as patching and updating the installed software, can be done on the single vDisk and then it can be streamed back to virtual or physical machine.

It also helps IT organizations to save the cost related to the procurement and management of storage and server devices...