Citrix XenDesktop Implementation

1st Edition

A Practical Guide for IT Professionals

Authors: Gareth R. James
Paperback ISBN: 9781597495820
eBook ISBN: 9781597495837
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 27th September 2010
Page Count: 484
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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:
    © Syngress 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Syngress
    eBook ISBN:
    9781597495837
    Paperback ISBN:
    9781597495820

    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