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Moving to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on Citrix Cloud with Amazon Web Services

Navigate the move from an on-premises environment into Citrix Cloud and learn to deploy resource locations onto Amazon Web Services. Learn the architecture, communications, and management of Citrix Cloud and the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service and then migrate existing infrastructure and settings into Citrix Cloud. If you are planning a move to Citrix Cloud or starting out anew, this course is a necessary step in enabling you with the right training and skills to understand, manage, and deliver successfully. Plan machine catalog and virtual machine design based in Amazon Web Services and deploy those machines using Machine Creation Services.
You will also learn valuable leading practices for maintaining and managing your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service deployment, including deployments integrated with AWS, such as power management and the use of Autoscale. Together with the hands-on lab exercises, this course gives you the opportunity to create a successful Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service deployment on AWS.
Versions covered
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 components and Citrix Cloud

Is this course for me?

Built for experienced IT Professionals familiar with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects designing or deploying Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops workloads on Amazon Web Services.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the differences between Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on-premises and the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Deploy and manage Virtual Delivery Agent machines in AWS using Machine Creation Services
  • Integrate Citrix Cloud and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with AWS Active Directory Service
  • Design Machine Catalogs and virtual machines on AWS
  • Provide remote access with Citrix Workspace, Citrix StoreFront, and Citrix Gateway on AWS



Courseware Access

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.
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.

Lab Access

In order to complete the labs for this course it is required that you hold an AWS account. You can set you AWS account up via this URL.
Account creation can take up to 48 hours so please complete in advance of attending your course. You will also require a credit card in order to set up the AWS account. Nothing will be charged to this card for the resources you consume on this course (you would be liable for any resource charges should you choose to utilise AWS services via this account post course).

Technical pre-requisites

Experience deploying and managing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in an on-premises environment.
Basic knowledge of the Amazon Web Services platform including:
  • Virtual Machines
  • Networking
  • Storage

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Citrix Cloud
  • What is Citrix Cloud
  • Citrix Cloud Services
  • Citrix Cloud Operation and Architecture
  • Citrix Cloud Administration
Module 2: Citrix Cloud Connectors
  • Cloud Connector Architecture
  • Installing and configuring Citrix Cloud Connectors
  • Securing Citrix Cloud Connectors
  • Citrix Cloud with Multiple Domains
Module 3: Introduction to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Deployment Models
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Service with
  • On-Premises Resources
  • Configuring the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Service
  • Delivering Apps and Desktop to End-Users Using
  • On-Premises Resources with MCS
Module 4: Managing the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Citrix Studio and Director
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Remote
  • PowerShell SDK
  • Managing Multiple Resource Locations
  • Using PVS with the Citrix Virtual Apps and
  • Desktops 7 Services
Module 5: Providing Access in Citrix Cloud
  • Selecting Between Workspace Experience and
  • On-premises StoreFront
  • Consideration for Citrix Gateway Locations
  • User Authentication
Module 6: Operations and Support in Citrix Cloud
  • Citrix Smart Tools
  • Cloud Connector Operations
  • Monitoring your Environment
Module 7: Public Cloud Considerations
  • General Public Cloud Considerations
  • Microsoft Azure as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location
  • (Lecture only)
  • Amazon Web Services as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location
  • (Lecture only)
Module 8: On-Premises Migration to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Citrix Cloud Migration Options and Considerations
  • Migrating Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Migrating Policies and Settings
  • Considerations for Migrating to a Public Cloud
Module 9: Deployment models and migration paths
  • CVAD Service on AWS and Cloud Computing
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on AWS Deployment Options
  • Supported migration paths to a CVAD Service on AWS deployment
Module 10: Components, Products and Services required for a CVAD Service on AWS
  • AWS products, components, and services
  • Citrix components, products, and services
  • Active Directory requirements and options
  • Integration between CVAD Service and AWS Resource Locations
  • Management consoles
  • Control billing costs within an AWS Resource Location
Module 11: Creating Resource Locations on AWS
  • Set up a resource location in AWS
  • Install Cloud Connectors
  • Creating a Master image on AWS for use with MCS
Module 12: Connecting CVAD Service to AWS and MCS Provisioning
  • Host Connections: Connecting CVAD Service to AWS Cloud
  • Provisioning VMs in AWS using MCS
Module 13: Providing Access to End Users
  • Workspace and StoreFront in CVAD Service Deployments
  • Gateway Service vs Gateway on-premise
  • Connectivity options for multi-location deployments
Module 14: Maintaining a CVAD Service on AWS Deployment
  • Infrastructure maintenance requirements for Citrix Cloud and with AWS as a Best practices for maintaining AWSbased resource locations
  • Power management options for VDAs in AWS-based resource locations
Module 15: Supporting your Deployment
  • Citrix Self-Help Support Offerings
  • Common deployment problem resolution examples

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