1Y0-204 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration Resource Guide Part 1

Section 1: Architecture Overview

1.01

Objective: Identify the layers in the layered architecture approach to Virtual Apps and Desktops.

Source: Design
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/citrix-vdi-best-practices/design.html

Source: Design methodology control layer
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/citrix-vdi-best-practices/design/design-userlayer4.html

Source: Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook 7.x, User Layer
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX221865

Source: Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook 7.x, Control Layer
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX221865

Source: Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook 7.x, Resource Layer
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX221865

Source: Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook 7.x, Access Layer
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX221865

1.02

Objective: Determine the appropriate hosting platform based on requirements

Source: Design
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/citrix-vdi-best-practices/design.html

Source: CVADS using Citrix Workspace with On-Premises Gateway and Citrix workloads
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/tech-zone/design/reference-architectures/virtual-apps-and-desktops-service.html#cvads-using-citrix-workspace-with-on-premises-gateway-and-citrix-workloads

Source: StoreFront
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/service/storefront.html


Section 2: Deploying the Site

2.01

Objective: Identify what is required for a given environment prior to deployment.

Source: Remote Desktop Services Client Access Licenses (RDS CALs)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753650(v=ws.11).aspx

Source: Licensing Windows desktop operating system for use with virtual machines, Page 6
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/8/D/98D6A56C-4D79-40F4-8462-DA3ECBA2DC2C/Licensing_Windows_Desktop_OS_for_Virtual_Machines.pdf

Source: XenDesktop, XenApp and XenServer Licensing: Frequently Asked Questions
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128013

Source: Licensing Windows desktop operating system for use with virtual machines, Page 7
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/8/D/98D6A56C-4D79-40F4-8462-DA3ECBA2DC2C/Licensing_Windows_Desktop_OS_for_Virtual_Machines.pdf

Source: Design methodology control layer
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/citrix-vdi-best-practices/design/design-userlayer4.html

Source: Connection leasing
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/manage-deployment/connection-leasing.html

Source: System Requirements
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/system-requirements.html

Source: Design methodology control layer
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/citrix-vdi-best-practices/design/design-userlayer4.html

Source: Databases
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/technical-overview/databases.html

2.02

Objective: Determine how to configure Citrix Licensing for a given environment.

Source: Change port numbers
http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/licensing/11-13-1/lic-lmadmin-overview/lic-lmadmin-ports-change.html

Source: Licensing
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/manage-deployment/licensing.html#change-the-license-server

Source: Licensing
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/manage-deployment/licensing.html#select-the-type-of-license-to-use

Source: Licensing 11.15
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/licensing/downloads/licensing-11-15.pdf

Source: How to reset the password on the License Administration Console
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX200163

Source: Prerequisites to obtain your license files
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/licensing/current-release/obtain-license-file.html

Source: Citrix Networking: A license to thrill
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2018/06/20/citrix-networking-a-licence-to-thrill/

2.03

Objective: Determine how to install and configure the Delivery Controller.

Source: Install using the command line
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/install-configure/install-command.html

Source: Unable to Join Second Delivery Controller to an Existing XenDesktop Site in XenDesktop
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX200044

Source: Technical overview
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/technical-overview.html

Source: Add, remove, or move Controllers, or move a VDA
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/manage-deployment/delivery-controllers.html

Source: Design methodology control layer
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/citrix-vdi-best-practices/design/design-userlayer4.html

Source: Methods for configuring Controller or Cloud Connector addresses
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/manage-deployment/vda-registration.html#methods-for-configuring-controller-or-cloud-connector-addresses

Source: Local Host Cache
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/manage-deployment/local-host-cache.html#how-it-works

Source: Local Host Cache
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/manage-deployment/local-host-cache.html

2.04

Objective: Determine how to configure a Site based on a list of requirements

Source: How to Configure XenDesktop for SQL Database Mirroring
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127359

Source: Connection leasing
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/manage-deployment/connection-leasing.html

Source: Local Host Cache
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/manage-deployment/local-host-cache.html

Section 3: The Apps and Desktop Images

3.01

Objective: Determine what is required in an environment for a specified master image.

Source: Technical overview
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/technical-overview.html

Source: VDA Registration
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/manage-deployment/vda-registration.html

Source: VDA Registration fails when a VDA version’s Functional Level is lower than its Machine Catalog’s Minimum Functional Level
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX239687

Source: How to Backup and Restore your XenApp/XenDesktop Database
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX135207


Section 4: Provisioning and Delivering App and Desktop Resources

4.01

Objective: Determine how to manage Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups.

Source: Create Machine Catalogs
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/install-configure/machine-catalogs-create.html

Source: Delivery Groups
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/install-configure/delivery-groups-create.html

Source: Create a Machine Catalog
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/install-configure/machine-catalogs-create.html

Source: VDI desktops
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/technical-overview/delivery-methods/vdi-desktops.html

4.02

Objective: Determine how to deploy machines using Machine Creation Services.

Source: VMware virtualization environments
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/install-configure/install-prepare/vmware.html#configuration-considerations

Source: Machine Creation Service: Image Preparation Overview and Fault-Finding
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2016/04/04/machine-creation-service-image-preparation-overview-and-fault-finding/

Source: XenDesktop Support for Microsoft KMS and MAK Activation with Machine Creation Services
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128580

Source: Create Machine Catalogs
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/install-configure/machine-catalogs-create.html#prepare-a-master-image

Source: Introducing MCS Storage Optimization
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2016/08/03/introducing-mcs-storage-optimisation/

Source: XenApp and XenDesktop 7.11 MCS Full Clone Support
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2016/10/12/xenapp-and-xendesktop-7-11-mcs-full-clone-support/

Source: Machine Creation Services (MCS) Storage Considerations
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX218082

4.03

Objective: Determine the behavior of different types of machines provisioned using Machine Creation Services.

Source: Manage Machine Catalogs
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/install-configure/machine-catalogs-manage.html

Source: VDI desktops
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/technical-overview/delivery-methods.html#vdi-desktops

Source: Citrix VDI Handbook and Best Practices, XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Long Term Service Release
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX139331

4.04

Objective: Determine where to configure the resource location for a given environment.

Source: Install VDAs
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops-service/install-configure/install-vdas.html#customize-a-vda

Source: Connect Azure Active Directory to Citrix Cloud, Add Administrators
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-cloud/citrix-cloud-management/identity-access-management/connect-azure-ad.html#add-administrators-to-citrix-cloud-from-azure-ad

Source: Connect Azure Active Directory to Citrix Cloud, Enable Azure AD Authentication
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-cloud/citrix-cloud-management/identity-access-management/connect-azure-ad.html#enable-azure-ad-authentication-for-workspaces

Source: Using PVS with the Citrix Workspace Cloud Apps and Desktop Service
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2016/01/08/using-pvs-with-the-citrix-workspace-cloud-apps-and-desktop-service/

Section 5: Providing Access to App and Desktop Resources

5.01

Objective: Determine how to implement a specified authentication method based on given requirements.

Source: Configure the password expiry notification period
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/storefront/current-release/configure-authentication-and-delegation/password-expiry.html

Source: Sessions
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/manage-deployment/sessions.html#session-reliability

Source: Configure user access
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/storefront/current-release/configure-user-access.html#configure-user-subscriptions

5.02

Objective: Determine how to implement Workspace Experience User Authentication based on a scenario.

Source: Reconnect to Azure AD for the upgraded app
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-cloud/citrix-cloud-management/identity-access-management/connect-azure-ad.html#reconnect-to-azure-ad-for-the-upgraded-app

Source: Connect Azure Active Directory to Citrix Cloud
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-cloud/citrix-cloud-management/identity-access-management/connect-azure-ad.html

Source: Enable single sign-on for workspaces with Citrix Federated Authentication Service (Technical Preview)
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-workspace/workspace-federated-authentication.html

5.03

Objective: Determine how to deploy Workspace Apps in a given environment.

Source: Sessions
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/manage-deployment/sessions.html

Source: Get started
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-workspace-app-for-windows/getting-started.html#group-policy-object-administrative-template

Source: User Access Options
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/storefront/3-12/plan/user-access-options.html#citrix-receiver

Source: System requirements and compatibility
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-workspace-app-for-windows/system-requirements.html#connections-certificates-and-authentication

Source: Configuring the Group Policy Object administrative template
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/receiver/windows/4-9/configure/config-gpo-template.html

Source: Agent
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/workspace-environment-management/current-release/install-and-configure/agent-host.html

5.04

Objective: Determine the communication flow when delivering an app or desktop to a user in a given environment.

Source: Error: The Citrix Broker Service failed to validate a user's credentials on an XML Service
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX215015

Source: Set-BrokerSite
https://developer-docs.citrix.com/projects/delivery-controller-sdk/en/latest/Broker/Set-BrokerSite/

Source: Error: "An Error Occurred While Making The Requested Connection"
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX132461

Source: Transport Layer Security (TLS)
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/secure/tls.html#install-tls-server-certificates-on-controllers

Source: Transport Layer Security (TLS)
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/secure/tls.html#change-http-or-https-ports

Source: How to Enable SSL on XenDesktop 7.x Controllers to Secure XML Traffic
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX200415

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