Length – 5 days
Navigate the move from an on-premises environment into Citrix Cloud and learn to deploy resource locations onto Microsoft Azure. Learn the architecture, communications, and management of Citrix Cloud and the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service and then migrate existing infrastructure and settings into Citrix Cloud. If you are planning a move to Citrix Cloud or starting out anew, this course is a necessary step in enabling you with the right training and skills to understand, manage, and deliver successfully. Plan machine catalog and virtual machine design based in Microsoft’s public cloud and deploy those machines using Machine Creation Services. Learn to configure the access layer as a service within Citrix Cloud, as managed machines in your datacenter, or on the Azure platform.
Experience deploying and managing XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x in on-premises environment.
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform including:
- Virtual machine management
- Azure Resource Manager portals
Built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.x in an on-premises environment moving to the Citrix Cloud and deploying their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops workloads on Microsoft Azure.
Module 1: Introduction to Citrix Cloud
What is Citrix Cloud.
Citrix Cloud Services.
Citrix Cloud Operation and Architecture.
Citrix Cloud Administration.
Module 2: Citrix Cloud Connectors
Cloud Connector Architecture.
Installing and configuring Citrix Cloud Connectors.
Securing Citrix Cloud Connectors.
Citrix Cloud with Multiple Domains.
Module 3: Introduction to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment Models.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service with On-Premises Resources.
Configuring the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service.
Delivering Apps and Desktop to End-Users Using On-Premises Resources with MC.
Module 4: Managing the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
Citrix Studio and Director.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Remote PowerShell SDK.
Managing Multiple Resource Locations.
Using PVS with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Services.
Module 5: Providing Access in Citrix Cloud
Selecting Between Workspace Experience and On-premises StoreFront.
Consideration for NetScaler Gateway Locations.
Module 6: Operations and Support in Citrix Cloud
Citrix Smart Tools.
Cloud Connector Operations.
Monitoring your Environment.
Module 7: Public Cloud Considerations
General Public Cloud Considerations.
Microsoft Azure as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only).
Amazon Web Services as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only).
Module 8: On-Premises Migration to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
Citrix Cloud Migration Options and Considerations.
Migrating Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups.
Migrating Policies and Settings.
Considerations for Migrating to a Public Cloud.
Module 9: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Azure Overview
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Azure Deployment Models.
Azure Fundamentals Review.
Module 10: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Integration with Azure Active Directory
Active Directory Basics.
Active Directory Usage.
Connecting On-premises Active Directory to Azure.
Azure Role Based Access Control.
Module 11: Connecting to Microsoft Azure
Cloud Connectors in Azure.
Creating Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Host Connections to Azure.
Module 12: Deploying Apps and Desktops using Machine Creation Services
Master Image Preparation.
Machine Creation Services in Azure.
Considerations for Deploying onto Azure.
Module 13: Providing Access to End Users
Multiple Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Zones in Azure Regions.
Module 14: Maintaining Infrastructure and VDAs in Microsoft Azure
Module 15: Plan for a Successful POC
Planning your next steps.