CXS-300: Citrix XenServer 6.5 Administration

CXS-300: Citrix XenServer 6.5 Administration Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (35 hours)

This course provides the skills necessary to effectively design, deploy, manage and support Citrix XenServer 6.5 SP1. Students with limited or no XenServer experience will gain an understanding of what is required to implement and maintain the components of a XenServer enterprise solution.

Students will have access to hands-on exercises within a virtual lab environment to configure a complete enterprise solution, covering everything from installation to advanced troubleshooting.

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Intended Audience for this CXS-300: Citrix XenServer 6.5 Administration Course

  • » This course is designed for IT professionals, systems engineers, administrators, and Citrix partners, who need to know how to design, deploy, manage, and support a XenServer enterprise solution. XenApp/XenDesktop administrators who want to learn how to optimize XenDesktop/XenApp performance or how to troubleshoot issues as well as datacenter administrators who are using XenServer for running many different types of virtual machines will benefit from this class.

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CXS-300: Citrix XenServer 6.5 Administration Course Objectives

  • » Understanding XenServer architecture, features, editions and entitlements
  • » Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
  • » Installing and Configuring XenServer
  • » Managing the XenServer Environment
  • » Configuring Resource Pools
  • » Configuring High Availability / Disaster Recovery
  • » Creating and Managing Networks
  • » Configuring Storage
  • » Configuring Security
  • » Determining Sizing and Optimizations
  • » Troubleshooting the XenServer Environment

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CXS-300: Citrix XenServer 6.5 Administration Course Outline

      1. Module 1: XenServer Architecture
        1. Describing the XenServer virtualization platform
        2. Product editions and entitlements
        3. XenServer architecture
        4. XenServer key components
      2. Module 2: Managing Virtual Machines
        1. Virtualization techniques
        2. XenTools
        3. Creating virtual machines
        4. Managing virtual machines
        5. Understanding vApps
        6. Managing snapshots
      3. Module 3: Installing XenServer
        1. Hardware requirements
        2. Licensing
        3. Available installation methods
        4. XenServer supplemental packs
      4. Module 4: Managing a XenServer Environment
        1. Deploying hotfixes
        2. Upgrading XenServer
        3. Upgrading XenTools
        4. Monitoring and alerting
        5. Pool metadata backups
      5. Module 5: Resource Pools
        1. Understanding resource pools
        2. XenServer pool master
        3. Pool master election
        4. Workload balancing
      6. Module 6: Networking
        1. XenServer networking architecture
        2. Virtual network types
        3. Network interface bonds
        4. XenServer physical connectivity
      7. Module 7: Storage
        1. XenServer storage architecture
        2. Understanding thick and thin provisioning
        3. Storage locations
        4. File based and block based storage
        5. Storage multipathing
        6. XenServer Intellicache
        7. XenServer in-memory read caching
      8. Module 8: High Availability
        1. Purpose of high availability
        2. High availability recommendations
        3. Detecting a host failure
        4. High availability recovery process
      9. Module 9: Security
        1. Integrating with Active Directory
        2. Understanding role-based access
        3. Minimizing the attack surface
        4. Certificates and SSL with XenServer
      10. Module 10: Sizing and Optimizations
        1. Dom0 sizing
        2. Dom0 in-memory reach caching
        3. Virtual CPU optimization
        4. Device pass-through
        5. Dynamic memory control
        6. Resource scheduling
        7. Network QoS
        8. Disk prioritization
      11. Module 11: Troubleshooting
        1. XenServer maintenance mode
        2. Host logs and event notifications
        3. Xsconsole
        4. XenTop
        5. Command line and PowerShell commands
        6. Using Citrix Insight Services
        7. Network tracing

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

Bio:

Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
Jessy S.
- Citrix expert with an extensive number of Citrix certifications such as CCI, CCA, CCAA, and MCSA to name a few.
- Strong experience with system designs, project planning, and implementation of network resources for companies across US, Eastern Russia and Asia.
- First certified in 1974 in Electronics Design and since then working in the IT field.

Bio:

Jessy is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) as well as a Citrix Certified Instructor (CCI) working in the IT field since 1974, with a focus on integration and training. He holds more than 9 Citrix certifications, making him a true Citrix expert, and sharing the NetCom Learning values of becoming a lifelong learner.

Jessy has a strong background in system designs, project planning, and implementation of network resources. He has worked for companies across US, Eastern Russia and Asia and now focuses on Citrix training, where he recognized as one of the top trainers in Citrix technology and certifications.

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

Kawaljit Singh is a fantastic instructor with great real world experience and knowledge to go along with the instruction.
Clair S.
Course(s) Taken

» CHD-100: Help Desk Support for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

Good instructor, good class experience.

-Jonathan S.
Course(s) Taken

» CXD-300 Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5
» CXD-203: Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5

The instructor was very knowledgeable about the product.
-Ai T.
Course(s) Taken

» CXD-202-1: Citrix XenDesktop 5 Administration
» CXD-300 Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5

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