Citrix XenDesktop Implementation: A Practical Guide for IT Professionals

Citrix XenDesktop Implementation: A Practical Guide for IT Professionals

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By (author) Gareth R. James

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  • Publisher: Syngress Media,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 484 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 33mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Rockland, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1597495824
  • ISBN 13: 9781597495820
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 369,365

Product description

Citrix XenDesktop Implementation explores the implementation of Citrix XenDesktop, a virtual desktop infrastructure solution. After introducing the desktop virtualization, the book discusses the installation of a desktop delivery controller through advanced XenDesktop Client Settings. This book briefly discusses the work of desktop delivery controller mechanisms followed by its installation process, integration process of XenDesktop with Microsoft Active Directory, and the configuration of the desktop delivery controller. It then examines the process of installing the virtual desktop onto the server infrastructure, and it follows the installation and integration onto Xen Server, Hyper-V, and VMware hypervisors. Furthermore, it discusses the advanced configuration settings. The book covers the installation of the Citrix Provisioning Server and its fundamental configuration. It also explores the configuration of Citrix XenApp for Application provisioning, the integration of virtual applications, and the implementation of virtual profiles into the virtual desktop. The book concludes by explaining the advanced XenDesktop client settings on audio, video, and peripherals. * Ideal one-stop handbook for implementing a Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop solution* Includes all technical details required for you to evaluate how Citrix XenDesktop would integrate into your existing environment* Covers integration with VMware ESX/vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V including System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Citrix XenServer

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Author information

Gareth Robert James (CCIA, CCEA, MCSE:Security, MCT, VMware VCP, Checkpoint CCSE, RSA CSE, Security+) is an IT consultant focusing on virtualization architecture. He has worked as Citrix Consultant for Citrix Gold and Platinum Partners. He has focused on supporting Microsoft architecture and security, including PKI and firewalls. He has also worked as a Microsoft and Citrix trainer. Gareth holds an honors degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Natal-Durban.

Review quote

"Gareth James does an amazing job diving deep in to what you truly need to know in order to successfully implement and deploy Citrix XenDesktop. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking into and/or deploying XenDesktop. 5 Stars!" - Douglas A. Brown, CEO and Founder DABCC, Inc., Microsoft MVP Windows Server, Citrix Technology Professional

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Installation of the Broker - Desktop Delivery Controller Chapter 3 Configuring the Desktop Delivery Controller Chapter 4 Installing the Virtual Desktop Chapter 5 Desktop Delivery Controller - Advanced Configuration Settings Chapter 6 Installation of the Citrix Provisioning Server Chapter 7 Fundamental Configuration of the Citrix Provisioning Server Chapter 8 Additional Provisioning Server Configuration Settings Chapter 9 Using the Setup Wizard to Create Multiple Desktops Chapter 10 Configure Citrix XenApp for Application Provisioning Chapter 11 Integrating Virtual Applications into the Virtual Desktop Chapter 12 Implementing Virtual Profiles into the Virtual Desktop Chapter 13 Advanced XenDesktop Client Settings -Audio and Video and Peripherals Appendix A