Citrix XenServer 6.5 SP1 Administration (CXS-300) Training

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The Citrix XenServer 6.5 Administration Course has been designed to insight the candidates on the procedure of managing the XenServer Environment. However, the candidates need to gain hands-on experience, the experienced trainers not only helps the candidates in gaining the required knowledge, but makes them aware about the recent industry requirements, so that they would be able to get a better career option with a better salary package in the industry. Moreover, they would gain intelligence on effective designing, deployment, management and support of Citrix XenServer 6.5 SP1.

After completing the Citrix XenServer 6.5 Administration Certification Training, the candidates would be able to:

  • Configuring High Availability / Disaster Recovery
  • Installing and Configuring XenServer
  • Develop understanding on the Sizing and Design Impact
  • Understand what is Troubleshooting the XenServer Environment
  • Learn how to create as well as manage Virtual Machines
  • Learn how to configure Resource Pools
  • Learn how to configure the High Availability / Disaster Recovery
  • Learn to configure Storage and Security
Target Audience
  • Systems Engineers, Administrators, and Citrix partners, willing to design, deploy, manage, and support a XenServer enterprise solution
  • XenApp/XenDesktop administrators willing to learn optimizing of XenDesktop/XenApp performance
  • Datacenter Administrators using XenServer for running many different types of virtual machines

Following are he prerequisites for the training:

  • The basic knowledge of virtualization technology
  • The knowledge of computing architecture along with network and storage devices, and device drivers and operating systems
  • The knowledge of network devices and site architecture, including configuring VLANs
  • the knowledge about storage terminology and technologies, partitions, SANs, LUNs, iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS file shares

1.XenServer Architecture

  • Describing the XenServer virtualization platform
  • Product editions and entitlements
  • XenServer architecture
  • XenServer key components

2.Managing Virtual Machines

  • Virtualization techniques
  • XenTools
  • Creating virtual machines
  • Managing virtual machines
  • Understanding vApps
  • Managing snapshots

3.Installing XenServer

  • Hardware requirements
  • Licensing
  • Available installation methods
  • XenServer supplemental packs

4. Managing a XenServer Environment

  • Deploying hotfixes
  • Upgrading XenServer
  • Upgrading XenTools
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Pool metadata backups

5.Resource Pools

  • Understanding resource pools
  • XenServer pool master
  • Pool masterelection
  • Workload balancing

6. Networking

  • XenServer networking architecture
  • Virtual network types
  • Network interface bonds
  • XenServer physical connectivity

7 Storage

  • XenServer storage architecture
  • Understanding thick and thin provisioning
  • Storage locations
  • File based and block based storage
  • Storage multipathing
  • XenServer Intellicache
  • XenServer in-memory read caching

8 High Availability

  • Purpose of high availability
  • High availability recommendations
  • Detecting a host failure
  • High availability recovery process
  • 9 Security
  • Integrating with Active Directory
  • Understanding role-based access
  • Minimizing the attack surface
  • Certificates and SSL with XenServer

9. Sizing and Optimizations

  • Dom0 sizing
  • Dom0 in-memory reach caching
  • Virtual CPU optimization
  • Device pass-through
  • Dynamic memory control
  • Resource scheduling
  • Network QoS
  • Disk prioritization

10. Troubleshooting

  • XenServer maintenance mode
  • Host logs and event notifications
  • Xsconsole
  • XenTop
  • Command line and PowerShell commands
  • Using Citrix Insight Services
  • Network tracing

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