Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook

The way people work is changing; users need to access their resources anywhere, on any device. Citrix XenDesktop gives you this flexibility. In this Cookbook, you will learn how Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 and related products are powerful and flexible enough for you to publish your resources – Desktops, Applications and contents – wherever and on whatever device you choose.

This Cookbook will allow you to be able to make the most out of Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 by having a centralized and step-by-step advanced guide to implement, configure, and optimize the migration from a physical to a VDI architecture, using the latest release of the Citrix XenDesktop suite.

“Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook” covers the installation, security, and architectural components of the XenDesktop infrastructure, including Web Interface, Access Gateway, and XenApp, using a flow through the book which will bring you to the final advanced Powershell configuration tasks. Each task will include a theoretical section to discuss the technologies. Chapters cover the infrastructural components, deployment for the desktop virtual machines, creating and installing platforms like Branch repeater, desktop and application deployment, and integration through XenDesktop, XenApp, and Microsoft App-V. At the end you will be able to provide secure, performing, and structured XenDesktop infrastructures.

What you will learn from this book

  • Understand the core infrastructural components, their modality, and how to use them with the two main types of architectures, MCS and PVS
  • Optimize and deploy the desktop virtual machines, creating them under the hypervisor’s market and tuning them to the best configurations
  • Install and configure the collateral platforms in order to be able to increase the level and performance of the architecture
  • Execute the most advanced activities in the VDI environment, tuning and securing the Citrix farm, and using technologies such as Citrix Access Gateway and the Citrix Powershell modules
  • Integration of application publishing with your desktop architecture
  • Log the activities for troubleshooting operations
  • Perform configurations from the command line

This Cookbook style offers techniques and skills through recipes, with step-by-step instructions for developers who want to use XenDesktop 5.6 to maximize their control and performance. A Packt Cookbook is written so it can be read and worked through chapter by chapter or you can dive in and out, doing the recipes in the order that suits you best.

Who this book is for
This book is for experienced IT professionals who want to have a more fluid and accessible control over their resources and who want a centralized container of procedures and advanced tasks to manage it. It is also suitable for IT technicians who want to integrate a more theoretical approach with a step-by-step installation for the first time.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (January 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849685045
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849685047
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