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Citrix Provisioning 7.1x Administration

Please note: Effective August 3rd 2018 this course has been renamed from 'Citrix Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration' to 'Citrix Provisioning 7.1x Administration'. Course content remains the same.

Improve your XenApp and XenDesktop image management and performance with Provisioning Services. Learn to install and configure a highly available Provisioning Services farm according to leading practices. In this course, you will learn about the architecture, communication, and processes that make up Provisioning Services to be successful with deploying and managing a farm. Manage and integrate vDisks and target devices with XenApp and XenDesktop for easy rollback, upgrades, and performance of Virtual Delivery Agent machines. At the end of this course you will be able to install, configure and manage the Provisioning Services solution.

Citrix Versions Covered: This course is currently based on Citrix Provisioning Services 7.13.

Is this course for you? Built for experienced IT Professionals working with XenApp and XenDesktop who need to plan for, implement, or manage a Provisioning Services environment. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects.

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Learning Objectives

What you’ll learn:

  •   Understand Provisioning Services architecture and communication
  •   How to install and configure a Provisioning Services farm
  •   How to deploy Provisioning Services target devices for use with XenApp and XenDesktop Virtual Delivery Agents
  •   How to manage a Provisioning Services farm, vDisks, and target devices
  •   Understand Provisioning Services redundancy and failover


Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC (Training.Citrix.com) account in order to access course materials and labs.

Please set up Your TCC account up in advance of the course using the following link:


Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account. If you do not wish to reference your company name when setting up your TCC account we recommend you use 'EDUCALC' as reference.

Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting http://training.citrix.com then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.

Technical pre-requisites

Foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course:

  •   CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration.

Course Content

Module 1: Provisioning Services

  •   Getting started with Provisioning Services
  •   Provisioning Services Architecture

Module 2: Provisioning Services Infrastructure

  •   The PVS server role
  •   The Farm database
  •   The vDisk Store

Module 3: Streaming the vDisk

  •   Introduction to vDisks
  •   Machine preparation
  •   Streaming vDisks
  •   Boot methods

Module 4: Target Devices

  •   Introduction to target devices
  •   Data I/O
  •   Handling persistent and non-persistent data

Module 5: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

  •   XenDesktop Setup Wizard
  •   Device Collections
  •   Published Apps and Desktops
  •   Using Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 6: Provisioning Services Redundancy

  •   Farm component redundancy
  •   Store redundancy
  •   Database redundancy

Module 7: Supporting Provisioning Services

  •   Performing updates
  •   Auditing and support
  •   vDisk imagining
  •   Migrating vDisk images
  •   Troubleshooting

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