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The XenDesktop Experience

Issue 39, February 2014

The Month's Features

Now Available! Cisco Validated Design for Citrix XenDesktop 7

Frank Anderson, Principal Solutions Architect, Global Alliances

Frank Anderson

This detailed blog highlights the recently released Cisco Validated Design for XenDesktop 7. It describes a cost-effective virtual desktop infrastructure solution that scales cost-effectively from 500 to 1000 seats. The infrastructure is fully virtualized on Microsoft Server 2012 with Hyper-V and hosted on Cisco UCS B200 M3 blade servers and an EMC VNXe3300 storage array. Citrix Provisioning Server 7 manages desktop images for a mixed workload of hosted shared (RDS) and hosted virtual desktops (VDI), which is common for many customer scenarios

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Creating Director Custom reports for Monitoring XenDesktop

Kiran Kumar, Software Test Engineer

Kiran Kumar

Citrix Director 7.x provides Monitoring and Troubleshooting capabilities through Citrix Director, which includes very useful Reports and having the ability to export those reports in different formats. In addition to already pre-defined reports on Director, customers can create their own custom reports, to suffice their particular business needs. Since we have required information stored in monitoring service database, which is exposed using OData API, we came up with simple steps on how customers can retrieve the required information and create their own reports.

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Windows 8 and Server 2012 Optimization Guide

Pablo Legorreta, Architect, Citrix Systems

Pablo

With the recent release of Windows 8/8.1 and Server 2012, it was time for an overhaul of the most commonly recommended Citrix image optimizations. Pablo Legorreta and Steven Krueger are pleased to announce the Windows 8/8.1 and Server 2012 optimization Guide! This optimization guide provides a list of common Services, Computer and User settings along with an automated script to do all of the work for you (ok, maybe not ALL of the work, but a lot of it) in terms of optimizing XenApp/XenDesktop for the latest releases of Microsoft’s Operating Systems.

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Training & Events

Training

Introduction to XenDesktop 7 course – CXD-102: Introduction to XenDesktop 7

Managing App and Desktop Solutions with XenDesktop 7 course – CXD-203-4I: Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7

Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with XenDesktop 7 course – CXD-300-4I: Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7

Designing App and Desktop Solutions with XenDesktop 7 course – CXD-400 Designing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7

Managing XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam – 1Y0- 200: Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions

Deploying XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam – 1Y0- 300: Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions

Designing XenDesktop 7 Solutions exam – 1Y0- 400: Designing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions

Hotfixes & Tools

Tools

XDPing Tool  - (updated) - January 27, 2014

Support Resources

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