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CXS-301: Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration

Master the Art of Citrix XenServer 7.1 Administration with CXS-301: A Comprehensive Guide to LTSR

Rated : 4.6 9589 views Duration :5 Days Level : Intemediate
Last Updated: 2023-03-06 08:03:32 English Delivery Format: Live Training
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Course Overview


Build a new skill set around Citrix XenServer 7.x focusing on the 7.1 Long Term Services Release, which delivers optimized server virtualization for all datacenter workloads. In this five-day course, you'll learn how to install, manage, secure, size and troubleshoot an enterprise XenServer implementation. The course will walk you through configuration and administration of the environment, from architecture and virtual machines to resource pools, storage and networking. Key topics will include capabilities such as virtual CPU optimization, VM management, and high availability/disaster recovery, and features such as Intellicache and XenMotion. This course is designed for IT professionals with little or no XenServer experience.

Who Should Attend?

This course is built for IT Professionals who need to design, deploy, manage, and support Citrix XenServer. Potential students include administrators, engineers, or architects working with Citrix XenServer for both XenApp and XenDesktop workloads as well as general infrastructure use.


    • Required: This course requires little to no previous experience with Citrix XenServer.

Course Outline

  • XenServer Architecture

    • Describing the XenServer virtualization platform
    • Product editions and entitlements
    • XenServer architecture
    • XenServer key components

  • Managing Virtual Machines

    • Virtualization techniques
    • XenTools
    • Creating virtual machines
    • Managing virtual machines
    • Understanding vApps
    • Managing snapshot

  • Installing XenServer

    • Hardware requirements
    • Licensing
    • Available installation methods
    • XenServer supplemental packs

  • Managing a XenServer Environment

    • Deploying hotfixes
    • Upgrading XenServer
    • Upgrading XenTools
    • Monitoring and alerting
    • Pool metadata backups

  • Resource Pools

    • Understanding resource pools
    • XenServer pool master
    • Pool master election
    • Workload balancing

  • Networking

    • XenServer networking architecture
    • Virtual network types
    • Network interface bonds
    • XenServer physical connectivity

  • Storage

    • XenServer storage architecture
    • Understanding thick and thin provisioning
    • Storage locations
    • File based and block based storage
    • Storage multipathing
    • XenServer Intellicache
    • XenServer in-memory read caching
    • XenApp and XenDesktop Provisioning enhancements

  • High Availability

    • Purpose of high availability
    • High availability recommendations
    • Detecting a host failure
    • High availability recovery proces

  • Security

    • Integrating with Active Directory
    • Understanding role-based access
    • Minimizing the attack surface
    • Certificates and SSL with XenServer
    • XenServer Hypervisor Introspection Direct Inspect API

  • Sizing and Optimizations

    • Dom0 sizing
    • Dom0 in-memory reach caching
    • Virtual CPU optimization
    • Device pass-through
    • Dynamic memory control
    • Resource scheduling
    • Network QoS
    • Disk prioritization
    • XenServer vGPU and GPU pass-through

  • Troubleshooting

    • XenServer maintenance mode
    • Host logs and event notifications
    • Xsconsole
    • XenTop
    • Command line and PowerShell commands
    • Using Citrix Insight Services
    • Network tracing

Citrix is a multinational software company that provides digital workspace solutions and software products for cloud computing, networking, and analytics. Its products enable remote access to applications from any device, anywhere in the world. Citrix has a long history of developing innovative technologies to improve the digital experience for businesses and individuals alike.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CXS-301: Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration?

    CXS-301 is a course offered by Citrix that provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed to administer Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR. This course covers topics such as server installation and configuration, resource allocation, virtual machine management, and more.
  • Who is the target audience for CXS-301?

    CXS-301 is intended for system administrators, engineers, consultants, and others who need to administer Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR.
  • What are some of the topics covered in CXS-301?

    Some of the key topics covered in CXS-301 include server installation and configuration, resource allocation, high availability, virtual machine management, backup and restore, and troubleshooting.
  • What kind of certification can I earn by completing CXS-301?

    Upon completion of the course, learners can earn the Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization (CCA-V) certification, which is designed to validate their skills and knowledge in administering Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR.
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