Description

Citrix XenDesktop Implementation explores the implementation of Citrix XenDesktop, a virtual desktop infrastructure solution. After introducing the desktop virtualization, the book discusses the installation of a desktop delivery controller through advanced XenDesktop Client Settings. This book briefly discusses the work of desktop delivery controller mechanisms followed by its installation process, integration process of XenDesktop with Microsoft Active Directory, and the configuration of the desktop delivery controller. It then examines the process of installing the virtual desktop onto the server infrastructure, and it follows the installation and integration onto Xen Server, Hyper-V, and VMware hypervisors. Furthermore, it discusses the advanced configuration settings. The book covers the installation of the Citrix Provisioning Server and its fundamental configuration. It also explores the configuration of Citrix XenApp for Application provisioning, the integration of virtual applications, and the implementation of virtual profiles into the virtual desktop. The book concludes by explaining the advanced XenDesktop client settings on audio, video, and peripherals.

Key Features

    • Ideal one-stop handbook for implementing a Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop solution
    • Includes all technical details required for you to evaluate how Citrix XenDesktop would integrate into your existing environment
    • Covers integration with VMware ESX/vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V including System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Citrix XenServer

    Readership

    System Administrators, Systems Engineers, IT Architects, Systems Integrators, Citrix Partners, Desktop and Server teams.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Introduction     Desktop Virtualization     Components of a Citrix VDI Solution     The Project-Based Approach Chapter 2 Installation of the Broker – Desktop Delivery Controller     How the Desktop Delivery Controller Works          Prerequisites     DDC Installation          DDC Installation – Step by Step          DDC Installation Recommendations for Large Farms     Active Directory Integration          AD Integration – Step by Step     Summary Chapter 3 Configuring the Desktop Delivery Controller     Basic Configuration Settings          Performing an Initial Discovery – Step by Step          Configure the XenDesktop License Server – Step by Step          Install the Virtual Desktop Agent on a Test Workstation – Step by Step          Virtual Desktop Group Creation – Step by Step          Connectivity to a Single Desktop     Summary Chapter 4 Installing the Virtual Desktop     Virtual Desktop Recommendations          Memory          vCPU          Disk          Network          Active Directory          Microsoft License          General Performance “Tweaks”     Citrix XenServer          Installation          Integration     Microsoft Hyper-V          Installation          Integration     VMware vSphere          Installation          Integration     Blade Hardware     Summary Chapter 5 Desktop Delivery Controller – Advanced Configuration Settings     Delivery Services Console          Desktop Delivery Controller – General          ICA          HDX          Basic          Advanced     Web Interface Configuration for the Integrated Web Site          Set the Logon Domain          Web Interface Installed on a Separate Web Server Step-by-Step          Integrating XenDesktop with Access Gateway     XenDesktop Policies and Printing          Citrix XenDesktop and Policies          Citrix Printer Options          Create a Citrix Policy Step-by-Step          Citrix XenDesktop Policy Settings Explained     Ba

    Details

    No. of pages:
    484
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Syngress
    Print ISBN:
    9781597495820
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781597495837

    About the author

    Gareth R. James

    Gareth Robert James (CCIA, CCEA, MCSE:Security, MCT, VMware VCP, Checkpoint CCSE, RSA CSE, Security+) is an IT consultant focusing on virtualization architecture. He has worked as Citrix Consultant for Citrix Gold and Platinum Partners. He has focused on supporting Microsoft architecture and security, including PKI and firewalls. He has also worked as a Microsoft and Citrix trainer. Gareth holds an honors degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Natal-Durban.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Gareth Robert James (CCIA, CCEA, MCSE:Security, MCT, VMware VCP, Checkpoint CCSE, RSA CSE, Security+) is an IT consultant focusing on virtualization architecture. He has worked as Citrix Consultant for Citrix Gold and Platinum Partners. He has focused on supporting Microsoft architecture and security, including PKI and firewalls. He has also worked as a Microsoft and Citrix trainer. Gareth holds an honors degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Natal-Durban.

    Reviews

    "Gareth James does an amazing job diving deep in to what you truly need to know in order to successfully implement and deploy Citrix XenDesktop.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking into and/or deploying XenDesktop.  5 Stars!"          

    - Douglas A. Brown, CEO and Founder DABCC, Inc., Microsoft MVP Windows Server, Citrix Technology Professional