1Y0-312 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Advanced Administration Resource Guide Part 1

Section 1: Architecture Overview

1.01

Objective: Determine whether the number and sizing of the Citrix StoreFront components are appropriate for a production environment.

Plan your StoreFront deployment - Scalability
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/storefront/current-release/plan.html#scalability

Plan your StoreFront deployment – Load Balancing
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/storefront/current-release/plan.html#load-balancing

1.02

Objective: Determine whether the number and sizing of the Citrix Gateway components are appropriate for a production environment.

Synchronizing NetScaler Gateway appliances
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler-gateway/12/high-availability/ng-ha-synchronize-appliances-tsk.html#to-enable-or-disable-high-availability-synchronization

Communication Ports Used by Citrix Technologies
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX101810#NetScaler

Configuring the Secure Ticket Authority on NetScaler Gateway
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler-gateway/12/integrate-web-interface-apps/ng-wi-comm-wrapper-con/ng-wi-comm-sta-config-tsk.html

1.03

Objective: Determine whether the number and sizing of the Citrix infrastructure components are appropriate for a production environment.

Citrix VDI Handbook and Best Practices, XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Long Term Service Release, Version 2.01, page 100
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/downloads/handbook-715-ltsr.pdf

Database Mirroring (SQL Server)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/database-mirroring/database-mirroring-sql-server

Citrix VDI Handbook and Best Practices, XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Long Term Service Release, Version 2.01, page 101
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/downloads/handbook-715-ltsr.pdf

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

Disaster recovery - back up and redundancy
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/licensing/current-release/backup.html#redundancy-solutions

Clustered License Servers
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/licensing/current-release/clustered-license-servers.html

User access
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops-service/manage-deployment/storefront.html#using-an-on-premises-storefront

Citrix VDI Best Practices for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR, page 208
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/citrix-vdi-best-practices.html

Database Mirroring (SQL Server)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/database-mirroring/database-mirroring-sql-server

1.04

Objective: Determine whether the number and sizing of machines hosting HDX sessions is meeting the needs of a production environment.

Workspace Environment Management 2006
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/workspace-environment-management/current-release.html#introduction

Citrix Optimizer
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX224676

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops-service.html#components-in-resource-locations

Section 2: Manage a Virtual Apps and Desktops Environment with Multiple Locations

2.01

Objective: Determine how an FMA Zone architecture can be used in an environment with multiple resource locations.

Zones
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/manage-deployment/zones.html

Citrix Cloud Connector
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-cloud/citrix-cloud-resource-locations/citrix-cloud-connector.html

2.02

Objective:    Determine how to configure and manage VDA Registration in a multi-zone environment.

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

VDA Configuration Options – Part 1
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2016/07/12/vda-configuration-options-part-1/

Zones – Where VDAs Register and Where Controllers Failover
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/manage-deployment/zones.html#where-vdas-register-and-where-controllers-fail-over

2.03

Objective: Determine how to use zone preference settings.

Zones – Zone Preference
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops/manage-deployment/zones.html#zone-preference

2.04

Objective: Determine how to configure Optimal Gateway Routing in a production environment.

Set up highly available multi-site stores
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/storefront/current-release/set-up-highly-available-multi-site-stores.html#use-the-citrix-storefront-management-console

Optimal Gateway Routing for StoreFront & NetScaler
https://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/white-paper/ns-optimal-gateway-routing-tech-wp.pdf

2.05

Objective: Determine how to configure Subscription Store synchronization for a given scenario.

How to Export and Import StoreFront Subscription Database on StoreFront 3.6
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX216295

How to Disable User Subscription on StoreFront
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX213178

What Subscriptions and Server Groups Mean for StoreFront Designs
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2014/10/10/what-subscriptions-and-server-groups-mean-for-storefront-designs/

Troubleshooting Issues with Citrix StoreFront
https://apttech.wordpress.com/2019/01/25/troubleshooting-issues-when-citrix-storefront-wont-open/

 

Section 3: Implement Backups and Disaster Recovery

3.01

Objective: Determine how to perform backups of key components and data in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment.

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

Scheduled Snapshots
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xencenter/current-release/vms-snapshotschedule.html

Export and import the StoreFront configuration
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/storefront/1912-ltsr/export-import-storefront-config.html#configuration-export-and-import-examples

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

Citrix Profile Management Settings
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/workspace-environment-management/current-release/user-interface-description/policies-and-profiles/citrix-upm-settings.html#registry

3.02

Objective: Determine how to translate requirements from a disaster recovery plan into an action plan in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment.

White Paper Ensuring High Availability - XenApp and XenDesktop deployments on Citrix Cloud
https://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/white-paper/ensuring-high-availability-xenapp-and-xendesktop-deployments-on-citrix-cloud.pdf

Citrix Cloud Business Continuity Advantage
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2017/04/05/citrix-cloud-business-continuity-advantage/

Local Host Cache
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops-service/manage-deployment/local-host-cache.html

3.03

Objective: Determine how to fail over a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment to a disaster recovery environment, and later restore the production environment.

XenDesktop, GSLB & DR – Everything you think you know is probably wrong!
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2014/03/29/xendesktop-gslb-dr-everything-you-think-you-know-is-probably-wrong/

XenDesktop, GSLB & DR – Everything you think you know is probably wrong!
https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2014/03/29/xendesktop-gslb-dr-everything-you-think-you-know-is-probably-wrong/

Section 4: Implement Advanced Authentication Methods

4.01

Objective: Determine how one-time passwords can be used with RADIUS authentication in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment.

Configuring One-Time Password Use
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-gateway/current-release/authentication-authorization/configure-onetime-passwords.html

4.02

Objective: Determine how to implement smart card authentication in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment.

Configure smart card authentication
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/storefront/1912-ltsr/configure-authentication-and-delegation/configure-smart-card.html#prerequisites

4.03

Objective: Determine how to implement ADFS and SAML authentication in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment.

Federated Authentication Service
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/secure/federated-authentication-service.html

Federated Authentication Service ADFS deployment
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-15-ltsr/secure/federated-authentication-service/fas-architectures/fas-adfs.html#saml-overview

Citrix Federated Authentication Service (SAML) 2009
https://www.carlstalhood.com/citrix-federated-authentication-service-saml/

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