CXS-301: Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration Newly Released

CXS-301: Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

Build a new skill set around Citrix XenServer 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 XenServer 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 XenMotion. This course is designed for IT professionals with little or no XenServer experience.

Next Class Dates

Jan 22, 2018 – Jan 26, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Mar 5, 2018 – Mar 9, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Apr 9, 2018 – Apr 13, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Jun 4, 2018 – Jun 8, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018

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Intended Audience for this CXS-301: Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration Course

  • » This course is built for IT Professionals who need to design, deploy, manage, and support Citrix XenServer. Potential students include administrators, engineers, or architects working with Citrix XenServer for both XenApp and XenDesktop workloads as well as general infrastructure use.

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Course Prerequisites for CXS-301: Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration

  • » This course requires little to no previous experience with Citrix XenServer.

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CXS-301: Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration Course Objectives

  • » Understand XenServer architecture, features, and leading practices
  • » Configure and manage virtual machines
  • » Install, configure, and manage XenServer and the XenServer environment
  • » Configure Resource Pools and high availability in the XenServer environment
  • » Configure network, storage, and security for XenServer
  • » Troubleshoot the XenServer environment

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CXS-301: Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration Course Outline

      1. XenServer Architecture
        1. Describing the XenServer virtualization platform
        2. Product editions and entitlements
        3. XenServer architecture
        4. XenServer key components
      2. Managing Virtual Machines
        1. Virtualization techniques
        2. XenTools
        3. Creating virtual machines
        4. Managing virtual machines
        5. Understanding vApps
        6. Managing snapshot
      3. Installing XenServer
        1. Hardware requirements
        2. Licensing
        3. Available installation methods
        4. XenServer supplemental packs
      4. Managing a XenServer Environment
        1. Deploying hotfixes
        2. Upgrading XenServer
        3. Upgrading XenTools
        4. Monitoring and alerting
        5. Pool metadata backups
      5. Resource Pools
        1. Understanding resource pools
        2. XenServer pool master
        3. Pool master election
        4. Workload balancing
      6. Networking
        1. XenServer networking architecture
        2. Virtual network types
        3. Network interface bonds
        4. XenServer physical connectivity
      7. Storage
        1. XenServer storage architecture
        2. Understanding thick and thin provisioning
        3. Storage locations
        4. File based and block based storage
        5. Storage multipathing
        6. XenServer Intellicache
        7. XenServer in-memory read caching
        8. XenApp and XenDesktop Provisioning enhancements
      8. High Availability
        1. Purpose of high availability
        2. High availability recommendations
        3. Detecting a host failure
        4. High availability recovery proces
      9. Security
        1. Integrating with Active Directory
        2. Understanding role-based access
        3. Minimizing the attack surface
        4. Certificates and SSL with XenServer
        5. XenServer Hypervisor Introspection Direct Inspect API
      10. Sizing and Optimizations
        1. Dom0 sizing
        2. Dom0 in-memory reach caching
        3. Virtual CPU optimization
        4. Device pass-through
        5. Dynamic memory control
        6. Resource scheduling
        7. Network QoS
        8. Disk prioritization
        9. XenServer vGPU and GPU pass-through
      11. Troubleshooting
        1. XenServer maintenance mode
        2. Host logs and event notifications
        3. Xsconsole
        4. XenTop
        5. Command line and PowerShell commands
        6. Using Citrix Insight Services
        7. Network tracing

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

Bio:

Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
Jessy S.
- Citrix expert with an extensive number of Citrix certifications such as CCI, CCA, CCAA, and MCSA to name a few.
- Strong experience with system designs, project planning, and implementation of network resources for companies across US, Eastern Russia and Asia.
- First certified in 1974 in Electronics Design and since then working in the IT field.

Bio:

Jessy is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) as well as a Citrix Certified Instructor (CCI) working in the IT field since 1974, with a focus on integration and training. He holds more than 9 Citrix certifications, making him a true Citrix expert, and sharing the NetCom Learning values of becoming a lifelong learner.

Jessy has a strong background in system designs, project planning, and implementation of network resources. He has worked for companies across US, Eastern Russia and Asia and now focuses on Citrix training, where he recognized as one of the top trainers in Citrix technology and certifications.

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