Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration (CXS-301) Course Details:

Build a new skill set around Citrix Xen Server 7.x focusing on the 7.1 Long Term Services Release, which delivers optimized server virtualization for all datacenter workloads. In this five-day course you'll learn how to install, manage, secure, size and troubleshoot an enterprise Xen Server implementation. The course will walk you through configuration and administration of the environment from architecture and virtual machines to resource pools, storage and networking.

Key topics will include capabilities such as virtual CPU optimization, VM management and high availability/disaster recovery and features such as Intellicache and Xen Motion. This course is designed for IT professionals with little or no Xen Server experience.

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Module 1 Xen Server Architecture

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

Module 2 Managing Virtual Machines

  • Virtualization techniques
  • Xen Tools
  • Creating virtual machines
  • Managing virtual machines
  • Understanding vApps
  • Managing snapshot

Module 3 Installing Xen Server

  • Hardware requirements
  • Licensing
  • Available installation methods
  • Xen Server supplemental packs

Module 4 Managing a Xen Server Environment

  • Deploying hotfixes
  • Upgrading Xen Server
  • Upgrading Xen Tools
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Pool metadata backups

Module 5 Resource Pools

  • Understanding resource pools
  • Xen Server pool master
  • Pool master election
  • Workload balancing

Module 6 Networking

  • Xen Server networking architecture
  • Virtual network types
  • Network interface bonds
  • Xen Server physical connectivity

Module 7 Storage

  • Xen Server storage architecture
  • Understanding thick and thin provisioning
  • Storage locations
  • File based and block based storage
  • Storage multipathing
  • Xen Server Intellicache
  • Xen Server in-memory read caching
  • XenApp and Xen Desktop Provisioning enhancements

Module 8 High Availability

  • Purpose of high availability
  • High availability recommendations
  • Detecting a host failure
  • High availability recovery process

Module 9 Security

  • Integrating with Active Directory
  • Understanding role-based access
  • Minimizing the attack surface
  • Certificates and SSL with Xen Server
  • Xen Server Hypervisor Introspection Direct Inspect API

Module 10 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
  • Xen Server vGPU and GPU pass-through

Module 11 Troubleshooting

  • Xen Server maintenance mode
  • Host logs and event notifications
  • Xsconsole
  • Xen Top
  • Command line and PowerShell commands
  • Using Citrix Insight Services
  • Network tracing

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Understand Xen Server architecture, features and leading practices
  • Configure and manage virtual machines
  • Install, configure, and manage Xen Server and the Xen Server environment
  • Configure Resource Pools and high availability in the Xen Server environment
  • Configure network, storage and security for Xen Server
  • Troubleshoot the Xen Server environment

This course requires little to no previous experience with Citrix Xen Server.

Built for IT Professionals who need to design, deploy, manage, and support Citrix Xen Server. Potential students include administrators, engineers, or architects working with Citrix Xen Server for both XenApp and Xen Desktop workloads as well as general infrastructure use.

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