Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 7 6
Install, configure, and support your XenApp systems with the power of Citrix XenApp About This Book Familiarize yourself with Citrix applications and desktop virtualization Maintain and troubleshoot your XenApp environment to minimize system downtime A hands-on, step-by-step guide with a practical approach and real-world examples to get you up and running with XenApp systems Who This Book Is For This book is intended for IT administrators and consultants who want to build application and desktop virtualization solutions for their employers and customers. No prior knowledge of Citrix technologies is required. What You Will Learn Make the use case for Citrix XenApp and design your first system Prepare your existing IT infrastructure for XenApp and learn what licenses you need Install and configure the XenApp infrastructure Enable access with StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway Enable load balancing with NetScaler Maintain servers and publish applications and desktops Manage printing in a Citrix environment Troubleshoot your environment using advanced tools and methodologies employed by Citrix Escalation Teams In Detail If you want to effectively deploy the various components of Citrix XenApp to create an enterprise environment for application and desktop delivery, this hands-on guide is perfect for you. You start off by understanding the need and benefits of Citrix XenApp with respect to Virtualization technology. After this, you will get to grips with the requirement analysis and designing aspect of building XenApp systems and all the necessary installation and configuration procedures for Citrix XenApp, StoreFront and NetScalar Gateway are explained one by one in detail. Step-by-step, you will learn to deploy your first XenApp with the Machine Creation Services method and Provisioning Services method. After this, you will explore the administering part of applications and systems, followed by printing in the XenApp environment. Next, you will learn all the trips and tricks required to troubleshoot and support the XenApp environment. By the end of this book, you will be ready to go live with your new XenApp environment. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide to technical implementations in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each component is deployed sequentially until a full solution is built. Basic as well as advanced features of the product are explored to appeal to the widest possible audience interested in the topic.
Securing Citrix XenApp Server in the Enterprise
Citrix Presentation Server allows remote users to work off a network server as if they weren't remote. That means: Incredibly fast access to data and applications for users, no third party VPN connection, and no latency issues. All of these features make Citrix Presentation Server a great tool for increasing access and productivity for remote users. Unfortunately, these same features make Citrix just as dangerous to the network it's running on. By definition, Citrix is granting remote users direct access to corporate servers?..achieving this type of access is also the holy grail for malicious hackers. To compromise a server running Citrix Presentation Server, a hacker need not penetrate a heavily defended corporate or government server. They can simply compromise the far more vulnerable laptop, remote office, or home office of any computer connected to that server by Citrix Presentation Server. All of this makes Citrix Presentation Server a high-value target for malicious hackers. And although it is a high-value target, Citrix Presentation Servers and remote workstations are often relatively easily hacked, because they are often times deployed by overworked system administrators who haven't even configured the most basic security features offered by Citrix. "The problem, in other words, isn't a lack of options for securing Citrix instances; the problem is that administrators aren't using them." (eWeek, October 2007). In support of this assertion Security researcher Petko D. Petkov, aka "pdp", said in an Oct. 4 posting that his recent testing of Citrix gateways led him to "tons" of "wide-open" Citrix instances, including 10 on government domains and four on military domains. * The most comprehensive book published for system administrators providing step-by-step instructions for a secure Citrix Presentation Server. * Special chapter by Security researcher Petko D. Petkov'aka "pdp detailing tactics used by malicious hackers to compromise Citrix Presentation Servers. * Companion Web site contains custom Citrix scripts for administrators to install, configure, and troubleshoot Citrix Presentation Server.
Troubleshooting Citrix XenApp
Identify and resolve key Citrix XenApp® issues using trusted troubleshooting and monitoring techniques About This Book Understand the key troubleshooting methodologies when working with XenApp 7.5 version and above Uncover effective tips and techniques to solve real-world XenApp® infrastructure problems This is a fast-paced guide to developing key troubleshooting and problem resolution skills you can put to use in a Citrix environment Who This Book Is For This book is for Citrix Administrators or Citrix Engineers who are currently managing Citrix XenApp® in a production environment and want to learn how to troubleshoot XenApp® issues in the shortest possible time. It is assumed that you have a basic understanding of XenApp's components and how to implement and manage a XenApp® infrastructure. What You Will Learn Get to know about troubleshooting methodologies and perform a root cause analysis of the problem Understand the individual components and interactions required for a successful XenApp environments Identify and troubleshoot issues around the core Citrix components Identify XenApp® components and their roles and learn how they interact with the communication channels Gain tips and tricks to optimize Citrix deployments Monitor and optimize the XenApp® environment In Detail Citrix XenApp® is an application virtualization product from Citrix. It allows users to connect to their corporate applications from various computer systems and even mobile devices. XenApp® has grown into a complex software with ever-expanding infrastructures in place. Together with tight integrations with other systems such as Terminal Services, Active Directory, and other third-party authentication services, troubleshooting XenApp® has become more complicated. This book teaches you how to approach troubleshooting complex issues with XenApp® deployments and understand the problem, find a fix or workaround, determine the root cause, and apply corrective steps wherever applicable. The book progresses to give you an idea about the many supportive components that play an important role in XenApp's application delivery model and should be considered while troubleshooting XenApp® issues. It also shows you standard troubleshooting processes so that you can resolve complex XenApp® issues in a mission critical environment. By the end of this book, you will see how and where to use supportive components that help minimize XenApp® issues. Also, we'll explain various tools that can be useful when monitoring and optimizing entire application and desktop delivery model. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow, fast-paced, example-oriented guide with a brief explanation on various troubleshooting methodologies to walk you through a host of real-life problems.
Citrix XenApp Performance Essentials
A practical hands-on tutorial including multiple examples on application management using Citrix XenApp 6.5.Citrix XenApp Performance Essentials is intended for IT architects and system administrators who work with Citrix XenApp and who need an agile, practical guide to tune and optimize the performance.
Citrix XenApp 7 x Performance Essentials
If you are an IT architect or system administrator who works with Citrix® XenApp® and need an agile, practical guide to tune and optimize the performance of your XenApp® architecture, this is the book for you. Citrix®, Citrix Systems®, XenApp®, XenDesktop® and CloudPortal™ are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.
Instant Citrix XenApp
Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This book is a great tool to quickly learn and explore the features offered by XenApp 6.5.Windows system administrators who want a quick lesson on how to install and configure XenApp.
Citrix XenApp 6 5 Expert Cookbook
This is an expert level guide that enables you to employ the Citrix XenApp tool to host an effective and secured application virtualization interface. Recipes containing numerous tips and examples are well organized, and cover the advanced concepts of building a robust virtualization infrastructure. If you are a Citrix XenApp expert and wish to enhance your skills by learning the advanced features and configurations of a XenApp, then this book is for you. This is a follow up to the Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5 Packt Publishing book. Server administrators willing to explore management and monitoring tools who wish to automate Citrix XenApp configurations with PowerShell scripting will certainly be at ease with this book.
Citrix XenDesktop XenApp 7 7 7 8
This book provides an in-depth insight into the new architectures and concepts of current Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp technologies for central provisioning of desktops and applications. It is aimed both at newcomers to the Citrix virtualization world and at those upgrading from previous versions. All the necessary steps for the creation of a design, and the development and operation of a complete, scalable virtualization environment are discussed in a detailed and practical manner. Valuable advice and comprehensive background information also feature in this solution-oriented compendium, making it an indispensable companion for IT-solution architects, consultants and administrators.
Citrix XenApp 7 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions
If you are a Citrix® engineer, a virtualization consultant, or an IT project manager with prior experience of using Citrix XenApp® and related technologies for desktop virtualization and want to further explore the power of XenApp® for flawless desktop virtualization, then this book is for you.