00:00:00 - Hey, this is Greg Shields
with CBT Nuggets.
00:00:02 - And let me guess, you're
probably sitting there staring
00:00:05 - at a stack of DVDs that
say, XenApp 6.5.
00:00:09 - And then, maybe you've gone
over to cbtnuggets.com and
00:00:12 - taken a look at the training
library and saw that we had a
00:00:16 - series on XenApp 6.0.
00:00:17 - And thought, well,
wait a minute.
00:00:18 - I've got a half an integer
difference between my training
00:00:21 - and the DVDs I've got
to work with.
00:00:23 - Well, welcome to the exam
update, and also the training
00:00:28 - update from XenApp version 6.0
to XenApp version 6.5.
00:00:33 - And also for the exam change
from the old exam, the A18, to
00:00:37 - the new exam 1Y0-A20.
00:00:41 - My name is Greg shields
as, I said.
00:00:42 - And I'm happy to get the
opportunity in these next just
00:00:46 - real short series of Nuggets
in helping you understand,
00:00:50 - really what's kind of changed
between 6.0 and 6.5.
00:00:54 - As you can imagine, the
upgrade is not a
00:00:57 - whole number upgrade.
00:00:58 - So one can expect that the
amount of updates are really
00:01:00 - not that small, or
not that large.
00:01:03 - And you're exactly right.
00:01:05 - In fact, the 6.5 version
increase to XenApp, it adds a
00:01:09 - couple of new features.
00:01:11 - In many ways, these are new
features that some of them you
00:01:14 - may not actually
00:01:16 - There's one or two that are very
key that are some very
00:01:19 - highly demanded new features.
00:01:21 - And we'll explain or I'll talk
about all of these new
00:01:23 - features that are available
in the product.
00:01:25 - What I also want to do in this
series is help you understand
00:01:28 - what's changed in the exam
objectives as well.
00:01:33 - One of the things you'll find
out is that, well, as we make
00:01:35 - that change from 6.0 to 6.5, we
also at the same time make
00:01:39 - a change to the exam.
00:01:41 - And in fact, one might argue
that the exam itself is
00:01:44 - expected to be--
00:01:45 - well, completely new.
00:01:47 - Now, I don't know that
00:01:48 - But when Citrix goes about
completely changing an exam
00:01:53 - number, well, you can probably
guess with some pretty good
00:01:55 - certainty that there's going
to be some new questions.
00:01:59 - And in fact, I'll argue that
one of the reasons why this
00:02:01 - whole exam changed is not only
just because of the change
00:02:05 - from 6.0 to 6.5, but Citrix is
probably wanting to get ahead
00:02:09 - of all those brain dumpers and
all those questions that have
00:02:11 - been posted out to
00:02:13 - By updating the exams more
regularly, well then, they
00:02:16 - manage to keep the consistency
of the exam, the integrity of
00:02:21 - the exam as high as possible.
00:02:23 - Now, what's interesting
is that you really--
00:02:25 - don't panic.
00:02:27 - If you've played with XenApp
6.0, if you've gone through
00:02:30 - the original 20 Nuggets in
this series, if you're
00:02:32 - comfortable with all the topics
that exist in that
00:02:35 - series, well, you are most
of the way there for
00:02:38 - understanding what you
need to know for 6.5.
00:02:40 - It's just a very small
00:02:43 - between 6.0 and 6.5.
00:02:45 - And so in addition to the
feature sets, there's actually
00:02:48 - remarkable little change
in the objectives from
00:02:50 - 6.0 to 6.5 as well.
00:02:52 - I'm going to give you a run down
here in just a matter of
00:02:54 - what those objectives are.
00:02:56 - I've done a little mapping
between the two.
00:02:57 - And admittedly, this is just
entirely Greg's opinion.
00:03:01 - But hopefully it will give you
some idea about where you need
00:03:04 - to focus that additional
study to be prepared
00:03:07 - for that exam a20.
00:03:10 - Now, in addition to the exam,
not all of us are here because
00:03:14 - we're interested in
getting that CCA.
00:03:16 - A lot of us are here just
because we just need to be
00:03:18 - aware of how to manage a XenApp
environment, and how to
00:03:22 - manage the new 6.5 environment
compared with the old 6.0
00:03:25 - environment.
00:03:26 - There are a series of key
functionality updates that
00:03:29 - have occurred as a result
of this update.
00:03:32 - The biggest of which honestly
is this support now for
00:03:35 - Windows Server 2008 R2.
00:03:37 - And specifically, SP1.
00:03:39 - It is generally a good idea
for you to run XenApp
00:03:43 - on top of R2 SP1.
00:03:45 - I'll just say that.
00:03:46 - There are little idiosyncrasies
00:03:48 - actually eliminates by being
on that first service pack.
00:03:52 - One of the interesting fall-outs
of this new support
00:03:56 - for R2, exclusive support for
R2, is the fact that XenApp
00:03:59 - 6.5 is only x64.
00:04:01 - And that's not Citrix's doing,
it's Microsoft's doing.
00:04:04 - Because R2 is only 64-bit.
00:04:08 - And this can have some actual
fall-outs for you.
00:04:10 - This can actually impact
some of your
00:04:12 - decisions in various ways.
00:04:14 - Because as you may or may not
know, a 64-bit operating
00:04:18 - system can't run 16-bit apps.
00:04:20 - 32-bit can.
00:04:21 - We have that Windows on Windows
subsystem that allows
00:04:24 - us to go one version back, but
not two versions back.
00:04:27 - So before you decide that, well,
I'm just going to go
00:04:29 - ahead and upgrade everything--
well, be aware that you might
00:04:31 - have some applications that
aren't really friendly to the
00:04:35 - x64 environment.
00:04:36 - And well, you're just going to
have to make some decisions
00:04:38 - about how you're going to
continue to support those.
00:04:41 - So that's the big update.
00:04:43 - There are a couple of additional
other ones as well.
00:04:45 - The first is integration with
Windows Desktop Experience,
00:04:48 - most of us refer to as arrow.
00:04:51 - So I can pull some of those
arrow-type experiences now
00:04:55 - into the XenApp session.
00:04:57 - There's a new feature here
called Dynamic Datacenter
00:04:59 - Provisioning, which has a really
nice and fancy name for
00:05:03 - just simply the fact that I
can now identify whether a
00:05:07 - XenApp server just performs
the usual servicing of
00:05:11 - applications activities or also
participates in some of
00:05:15 - the more controller
00:05:17 - We talked about controllers back
in the original 20 Nugget
00:05:19 - series and so you're aware that
there are some additional
00:05:22 - activities that are involved
with databases and replication
00:05:24 - and things like that, that you
may not, in a very large
00:05:28 - environment, want every server
to participate in.
00:05:31 - Dynamic Datacenter Provisioning,
really all it
00:05:33 - says is that you now have the
option of selecting whether or
00:05:35 - not you want that XenApp server
to participate in these
00:05:40 - extra Citrix-like activities.
00:05:42 - And that's really all it is.
00:05:44 - Another new feature here is just
like we're used to with
00:05:47 - all the Citrix products,
this version update
00:05:50 - now has a name change.
00:05:52 - Remember the Presentation
Services Console and it became
00:05:55 - the Access Console, and then the
Delivery Services Console?
00:05:58 - Well, guess what?
00:05:59 - Now that console is known
as Citrix AppCenter.
00:06:04 - Don't ask me, they love
to change the names.
00:06:07 - And even when they're not really
changing all that much
00:06:09 - about the functionality
00:06:11 - There are some updates, and
Citrix has, for years, been
00:06:14 - trying to consolidate
00:06:16 - into a single console.
00:06:17 - They haven't gotten
00:06:19 - There is still multiple
consoles, specifically one for
00:06:23 - your web interface stuff.
00:06:25 - There's another one for the
receiver storefront stuff.
00:06:27 - So we're still not at that
single console, but just like
00:06:31 - all the updates these days, it
seems like we're getting
00:06:33 - another name change
as it relates to
00:06:35 - your management console.
00:06:36 - So just be aware that that's
what we're going
00:06:38 - to be talking about.
00:06:40 - Now, one of the biggest,
arguably most desired new
00:06:44 - features in 6.5 is this whole
notion of instant app access.
00:06:48 - And this is something you have
to think about really, before
00:06:52 - you just decide to turn it on.
00:06:54 - So when a user is interacting
with your XenApp
00:06:59 - infrastructure, well, there's a
period of time that it takes
00:07:02 - for that first session to
00:07:05 - And if you're using
00:07:07 - well, to spin up that virtual
machine, and just all the
00:07:10 - other processes that have to
happen in the background.
00:07:11 - Now, all of those processes
take time and they
00:07:14 - irritate the users.
00:07:16 - So in this version, we're
actually now including some
00:07:18 - new features and functionality
that allow applications or
00:07:23 - give applications the
00:07:25 - launching more quickly.
00:07:27 - What we're really doing is just
starting that session in
00:07:29 - the background as the person
initially logs onto their
00:07:32 - receiver client.
00:07:34 - And then so the applications
are simply waiting there.
00:07:37 - Now, again, you have to kind
of be conscious about this.
00:07:39 - Because whenever you turn on
instant app access, well,
00:07:43 - you're going to automatically
be kicking off new sessions
00:07:47 - the very moment that a user
logs into receiver.
00:07:50 - I've got a whole Nugget where
we're going to talk about
00:07:51 - pre-launch, session linger, and
fast reconnect, which are
00:07:56 - three of the important
technologies that we're going
00:07:58 - to talk about related to all
of this application instant
00:08:04 - app access stuff.
00:08:05 - There are a number of new
profile settings as well.
00:08:09 - I should say not profile
00:08:11 - That should actually
be policy settings.
00:08:13 - There are a number of new
policy settings as well.
00:08:17 - As you are probably aware when
you're looking back in 6.0,
00:08:19 - we've kind of moved all of the
configuration control of
00:08:25 - XenApp into Citrix policies.
00:08:28 - Well, we've got a couple
a new policy settings.
00:08:29 - And I've got a nice spreadsheet
of just the ones
00:08:31 - that are brand new in 6.5, so
you don't have to go leafing
00:08:34 - through them to figure out
what's new and what's not.
00:08:37 - 6.5, interestingly enough, there
is no direct migration
00:08:43 - path from any of the previous
versions to XenApp 6.5.
00:08:48 - So if you have 6.0, or 5.0, or
any of other of the various
00:08:52 - versions of Presentation Server
or XenApp and you want
00:08:56 - to go to 6.5, well it's not
going to be a direct upgrade.
00:08:59 - You're going to have to migrate
over that information.
00:09:01 - You're going to have
to rebuild things.
00:09:03 - And in order to support that,
Citrix has provided a series
00:09:06 - of PowerShell cmdlets and a
graphical interface that kind
00:09:10 - of skins over those PowerShell
cmdlets called Citrix
00:09:13 - Migration Center.
00:09:15 - And we'll take a quick look
at that in one of these
00:09:16 - Nuggets coming up.
00:09:17 - But essentially, this technology
here allows you to
00:09:20 - migrate over the metadata
from your old servers
00:09:22 - onto your new servers.
00:09:23 - So again, and the important
part here is that--
00:09:26 - be conscious that you're going
to have some rebuilds in your
00:09:30 - future to get to this
00:09:33 - Now, if you've followed a lot
of the automations that I
00:09:35 - talked about in the previous
series, about how you can
00:09:38 - automate the deployment of
Citrix servers, if you've also
00:09:42 - watched my XenDesktop series and
you're familiar with PVS,
00:09:45 - Provisioning Services, you
know now that you could
00:09:47 - actually use PVS to
stream down new
00:09:50 - instances of Citrix servers.
00:09:52 - Well, if you've followed those
and you have those automations
00:09:55 - in place, this should not
be a big deal for you.
00:09:57 - If you don't, well, then you've
got a little bit of
00:09:59 - manual work that's involved.
00:10:01 - There are a couple
of the new print
00:10:02 - optimizations that are there.
00:10:04 - Just again, improving the
experience of printing.
00:10:07 - A lot of those are baked under
the covers and there's really
00:10:09 - nothing to look at.
00:10:11 - But there are actually going to
be some new policies that
00:10:14 - we're going to talk about.
00:10:15 - And so we'll spend a little
bit of time with those new
00:10:17 - policies as well, just
so you're aware.
00:10:19 - Some are under the covers.
00:10:21 - Some are things you're going
to set differently.
00:10:23 - And then lastly is this new
technology called Citrix
00:10:26 - Receiver Storefront.
00:10:29 - And this is kind of a function
of the Citrix Cloud Gateway
00:10:33 - technology.
00:10:34 - And really, what this is
designed to be is a wholesale
00:10:39 - replacement for the technology
we've known as Web Interface.
00:10:43 - In fact, Web Interface
has been around for
00:10:45 - a really long time.
00:10:46 - In the old days, it used to be
called NFUSE, if you were
00:10:49 - around way, way back
in the day.
00:10:51 - And Web Interface--
00:10:53 - I'll just put it right
on the table.
00:10:55 - Web Interface appears
to be going away.
00:10:58 - And there are a lot of different
reasons for that.
00:11:00 - I mean, there are some
functionalities that we could
00:11:04 - not include in Web Interface
that we can now do so because
00:11:07 - we have a new platform.
00:11:10 - Some of the underlying code,
like Visual J# is technologies
00:11:15 - that, for example, Microsoft has
actually sunsetted itself.
00:11:17 - So the expectation is that Web
Interface will be going away
00:11:21 - in the intermediate term.
00:11:23 - And while the version of Citrix
00:11:26 - that you have with the 6.5 DVD
media might be a little light
00:11:31 - in the feature set, you should
at least spend some time here
00:11:34 - because this is really where
you're going to be going in
00:11:38 - terms of making available
application and desktop access
00:11:41 - to your users.
00:11:43 - Just get it into your mind that
this is kind of where
00:11:46 - we're going, just
00:11:47 - well, eventually Web Interface
is not going
00:11:50 - to be around anymore.
00:11:52 - So with this in mind, I do want
to talk a minute about
00:11:57 - the CCA itself.
00:11:59 - So if you've watched the
other 20 videos-- and
00:12:03 - hopefully you have--
00:12:04 - you recognize that the whole
notion of why we're here today
00:12:07 - is equal parts--
00:12:10 - how do you manage XenApp?
00:12:11 - What are the best practices
in working with XenApp?
00:12:13 - And then also, how do you
prep for that test?
00:12:15 - Well, when we make the change
from the 18 exam to the 20
00:12:19 - exam, the new version, there are
a number of different kind
00:12:23 - of new things that you're
going to get
00:12:25 - out of this new version.
00:12:26 - Obviously, one of the other
reasons why we changed the
00:12:28 - version number is because Citrix
now has the ability to
00:12:31 - add new technologies
into that exam.
00:12:35 - And before I get into these,
I want to bring up really
00:12:38 - quickly the 1Y0-A20 Exam
00:12:44 - This used to be called the
Enablement Guide, but now it's
00:12:46 - called the Exam Preparation
00:12:48 - You go Google for this, you're
going to find it.
00:12:50 - Or use your favorite search
engine, you're going to find
00:12:52 - it on Citrix's website.
00:12:53 - It's a free download.
00:12:55 - And if you've never taken any
Citrix exam before, this exam
00:12:58 - is your Bible as it were for all
the things you to prepare
00:13:01 - for to be successful
with that exam.
00:13:04 - I highly recommend keeping a
copy of this and using it as a
00:13:07 - mechanism to guide your study.
00:13:09 - Now, I'm not going to go through
all of the items in
00:13:11 - this guide because, I mean,
00:13:13 - that you can do.
00:13:14 - I mean, you can just simply
read this and get an
00:13:16 - understanding of what the test
is going to look like.
00:13:18 - And if you've taken other IT
exams, interesting enough
00:13:23 - Citrix does a really good job.
00:13:25 - They're very fair in terms of
giving you all the information
00:13:28 - you need for success.
00:13:30 - In fact, not only did they give
you details about the
00:13:33 - exam, how many questions that
there are going to be on
00:13:35 - there, what your passing
00:13:38 - Some of these are even things
that other companies,
00:13:40 - Microsoft being a notable
example, have actually stopped
00:13:43 - telling people.
00:13:44 - These days, with Microsoft
exams, they're not even going
00:13:47 - to tell you how many questions
are going to be on the exam.
00:13:49 - But Citrix does a really good
job of really getting you
00:13:53 - prepared for the things
you need to know.
00:13:55 - Down here, I'm going to scroll
down just a minute to, I
00:13:59 - believe, section 5 page 12.
00:14:02 - So this is page 12 of the
guide, section 5.
00:14:06 - And this is one section that you
really should pay a lot of
00:14:11 - attention to.
00:14:13 - In the previous version of the
guide, there was not a lot of
00:14:16 - specific detail about the items
that you should take a
00:14:20 - look at if you're going to
prepare for the exam.
00:14:21 - And that's changed in
this new guide.
00:14:24 - So let me just show you here
this item called, or Section
00:14:27 - 5.2, Resources Used to
Develop the Exam.
00:14:31 - In the previous guide, the list
here mainly just kind of
00:14:36 - focused you in on the Citrix
00:14:40 - And it said, go read eDocs and
memorize everything you see.
00:14:44 - And there's a lot of
stuff in thee.
00:14:45 - If you've never been to
edocs.citrix.com, there's just
00:14:48 - a boatload of content.
00:14:50 - It's essentially the
Administrator's Guide broken
00:14:52 - up into a web-based,
00:14:55 - Well, Citrix has done a really
nice thing in that they've
00:14:58 - outlined the Knowledge Base
articles and the eDocs
00:15:02 - articles that you need to pay
particular attention to for
00:15:07 - the items that you could
00:15:08 - tested on in the exam.
00:15:11 - This is really nice of them.
00:15:13 - You honestly should spend time
and understand each one of
00:15:16 - these items individually.
00:15:18 - And if you do, you understand
the buttons you've got to
00:15:21 - click and why you have to click
them, and where they
00:15:23 - are-- well, you're going to have
some pretty good success
00:15:26 - whenever you get into that
00:15:29 - As you see here-- well,
there's even an
00:15:31 - entire second page.
00:15:33 - So pay careful attention
here and know what's
00:15:36 - in these items here.
00:15:38 - Because it's just very
00:15:39 - important for you to recognize.
00:15:41 - In addition to this, as I scroll
down a little further,
00:15:45 - you'll see that there are
individual exam objectives and
00:15:48 - different sections that
00:15:50 - associated with them.
00:15:52 - This is no different than what
we saw back in the other exam
00:15:55 - prep guide.
00:15:57 - Now, what's different is the
actual content that we see
00:16:01 - here in these individual
00:16:03 - So what's here in some case is
going to be different than
00:16:07 - what it was before.
00:16:09 - What's interesting is that if
you go and kind of piece
00:16:13 - through these objectives,
there's a lot of content that
00:16:16 - actually hasn't changed
between the two exams.
00:16:19 - And in just a minute,
I'm going to give
00:16:20 - you a little mapping.
00:16:20 - Again, this is just my--
00:16:22 - I went through and highlighted
the two and tried to figure
00:16:25 - out where the objective wording
kind of sounds the
00:16:28 - same, in the hopes of helping
you focus your study in on
00:16:31 - what's specifically new
in this new exam.
00:16:35 - So before we do that however,
recognize that we have all of
00:16:39 - these nice little section
00:16:42 - Well, if I scroll up into this
guide, the section headers
00:16:46 - actually have weightings
associated with them as well.
00:16:50 - So for each of these section
headers here, I know that I
00:16:53 - have a certain specific weight
of-- well, how many questions
00:16:58 - I can expect to be asked
on the exam.
00:17:00 - I told you they're really,
00:17:03 - So if I get the exam and
the new exam's a
00:17:05 - certain number of questions.
00:17:06 - Well, I know that 10% of those
questions are roughly going to
00:17:09 - be related to understanding
the Citrix architecture.
00:17:12 - So you can almost focus your
studying in on these
00:17:16 - weightings to help you get
just the right amount of
00:17:19 - content for what you need
to be successful.
00:17:22 - Now, here's the interesting
00:17:24 - I've taken a look at the
original, so the A18 guide,
00:17:29 - and then the A20 exam guide
with the eye of trying to
00:17:33 - figure out what changed
between the two.
00:17:36 - In the A20 guide, the big focus
here is obviously 6.5.
00:17:41 - The focus is obviously R2.
00:17:43 - But the number of questions
00:17:46 - It used to be 64 questions
and now it's 68 question.
00:17:49 - So you got four more questions
you're going to have to take
00:17:51 - in order to get through
00:17:54 - But at the same time,
the passing score
00:17:56 - has dropped by 6%.
00:17:58 - So you got more stuff you have
to answer, but you can
00:18:01 - actually, honestly,
get it wrong.
00:18:03 - So be aware that there are
some changes here.
00:18:06 - That 61% is a fairly--
00:18:08 - I mean, compared to when I
was in school, that's--
00:18:11 - what is that, like a D plus?
00:18:14 - So you don't really
have to be too--
00:18:18 - you have to pass a lot of
questions, 6 out of 10.
00:18:21 - But there's still quite a few
that you can still get wrong
00:18:24 - and be successful.
00:18:25 - It's still a 90-minute exam.
00:18:27 - It's still generally a
00:18:30 - Some scenario questions.
00:18:32 - It's still administered
through Pearson VUE.
00:18:34 - And then down here, I took
a look at all of the
00:18:37 - percentages.
00:18:38 - And then, mapped the old
percentages to the new
00:18:41 - percentages between the
A18 and A20 exams.
00:18:45 - Now, look here at what we see.
00:18:48 - We've got a 1% change, a
1% change, a 1% change.
00:18:51 - There's a lot of these that
have changed only very
00:18:54 - slightly except for this
line item here.
00:18:58 - And that line item has
moved from 3% to 7%.
00:19:01 - So what we're seeing here is
Citrix, it looks like they got
00:19:05 - rid of this sort of
miscellaneous topic here
00:19:07 - called Additional Management
and they replaced it with a
00:19:10 - more realistic topic, Using
Commands, Reports, Profiles,
00:19:13 - and Delegation.
00:19:14 - And in order to get there--
well, we had to go and massage
00:19:17 - around some of those percentages
to add additional
00:19:21 - stuff in there.
00:19:22 - So pay careful attention
to those percentages.
00:19:24 - Because again, they will tell
you, more or less, how many
00:19:29 - questions that you can expect
to get on those exams.
00:19:32 - Take that 68 times that 10% and
there's somewhere around
00:19:34 - 6.8 questions you're
going to get on
00:19:36 - that very first objective.
00:19:38 - And so on and so on.
00:19:40 - Now, all that said, so what are
the objectives themselves?
00:19:44 - I promised you this little
00:19:46 - And as you can see here on this
cheat sheet, what I've
00:19:49 - done is on the right here is
the old exam, the A18.
00:19:53 - And on the left is
the A20 exam.
00:19:57 - So what you used to have to know
is down here and what you
00:20:01 - now have to know is down here.
00:20:03 - And I've highlighted in green
as you can see something
00:20:05 - that's new, and in
00:20:06 - that no longer exists.
00:20:08 - Full disclaimer here, completely
00:20:11 - that this is my opinion.
00:20:15 - And in some cases, there's just
some soft answers as far
00:20:18 - as the wording changed.
00:20:21 - But it looks like the meaning
kind of stayed the same, so I
00:20:24 - made some educated
00:20:26 - Again, I just wanted to give
you a starting point so you
00:20:28 - can be successful.
00:20:29 - So here is, for example, the
understanding the Citrix
00:20:32 - architecture, the very first of
those objective categories
00:20:36 - that you have to worry about.
00:20:38 - A number of items here really
kind of remain the same in
00:20:41 - terms of the meaning.
00:20:43 - We no longer really need to
be concerned about zones.
00:20:45 - You'll see here that that's
no longer mapped
00:20:47 - over to the new exam.
00:20:49 - But we do need to know how to
configure worker groups, and
00:20:53 - also how to--
00:20:55 - some architectural
00:20:57 - the use of Web Interface.
00:20:58 - Those weren't there before,
but they are there now.
00:21:03 - For licensing, this one's
actually kind of funny.
00:21:05 - So this used to be
00:21:07 - and Installing XenApp.
00:21:08 - It's still the same name
for the category.
00:21:10 - So Licensing and Installing
XenApp, which as you can see
00:21:13 - here, one of the items
is called licensing.
00:21:15 - But if you look in here, before
there actually were no
00:21:18 - objectives associated with
licensing, which I think is
00:21:21 - sort of humorous.
00:21:21 - So as you'll see here now, one
of the new objectives is
00:21:26 - identify the steps to licenses
in XenApp server farm.
00:21:29 - So someone went, oops, I got to
put a licensing question in
00:21:31 - there for this category.
00:21:34 - Still have to worry about
the role manager.
00:21:37 - The role manager really hasn't
changed too much
00:21:39 - between 6 and 6.5.
00:21:40 - Need to determine whether or
not we need to make that
00:21:42 - server a controller
or a worker.
00:21:44 - Talked about that Dynamic
Datacenter Provisioning, which
00:21:46 - we'll focus on again here
in an upcoming Nugget.
00:21:49 - But when would you make
it a controller?
00:21:53 - When do you really not want
to make it a controller?
00:21:55 - How do you license the farm?
00:21:57 - But we're not so much interested
in description of
00:22:00 - environment when we're creating
or joining farms, or
00:22:03 - how to add users to the remote
desktop users group.
00:22:05 - Those don't exist as test
00:22:08 - Configuring XenApp Sessions
is another one here.
00:22:12 - Some very similar requirements
here between the
00:22:14 - old and the new exam.
00:22:16 - A couple of new ones here relate
to Logon Control, and
00:22:22 - also Session Linger,
that new feature
00:22:25 - associated with XenApp.
00:22:26 - Or excuse me, with instant
00:22:28 - So be prepared for those.
00:22:31 - And again, my reasoning for
showing you this is, is my
00:22:34 - expectation is you might have
actually spend some time
00:22:36 - studying along these lines.
00:22:38 - And here's just what you need
to know so that you can get
00:22:40 - that new version under
00:22:42 - XenApp policies, not
quite so interested
00:22:46 - in shadowing policies.
00:22:47 - Not quite so interested
in CPU utilization.
00:22:50 - Still interested in RSOP
and the health
00:22:53 - monitoring and recovery.
00:22:55 - But we're adding in HDX
optimization settings, the
00:22:58 - server boot randomization
and disabling logons.
00:23:02 - And then also, creating and
filtering policies to meet
00:23:04 - specified requirements.
00:23:08 - Some of this is new.
00:23:09 - Some of this you've
00:23:11 - This is a little bit new here.
00:23:12 - We'll talk about that
a little bit later.
00:23:14 - But creating and filtering
policies you learned back in
00:23:17 - the original 20 Nuggets.
00:23:18 - So go back and take a look at
those, and that will help you
00:23:21 - with this exam objective.
00:23:25 - Publishing Applications
00:23:28 - Again, similar requirements
here between the two.
00:23:31 - Some name changes, but
content-wise, the meaning
00:23:36 - appears to be similar
between the two.
00:23:38 - Note that the idea of publishing
desktops is less
00:23:43 - important now.
00:23:44 - So it's not existing in
the new content stuff.
00:23:48 - Down here we have our new,
what used to be the
00:23:50 - Miscellaneous category.
00:23:52 - And now it's called Using
Commands, Reports, Profiles,
00:23:54 - and Delegations.
00:23:55 - So some of these actually were
objectives that were in other
00:24:01 - categories in the old test.
00:24:03 - So this one was in licensing.
00:24:05 - These two were in policies
before, but they've been moved
00:24:07 - into this location.
00:24:10 - When we moved them into
00:24:12 - well, then they mapped very
well to some of the new
00:24:15 - requirements.
00:24:15 - So you can see they're
kind of moving stuff
00:24:17 - around on us here.
00:24:19 - We're not so interested
in power and
00:24:20 - capacity management anymore.
00:24:23 - So again, pay attention here.
00:24:27 - Monitoring and Managing
Performance and Load, not so
00:24:30 - interested in the specific
00:24:33 - But really, everything else is
what we're interested in.
00:24:37 - We're de-focusing on the why and
focusing on the what as it
00:24:42 - relates to assigning
00:24:44 - and things like that.
00:24:46 - Down here under configuring
printing, the universal print
00:24:49 - driver, a little bit of
a de-focus there.
00:24:52 - Auto-driver installation
a little bit
00:24:53 - of a de-focus there.
00:24:55 - But again, many of the other
requirements remain the same.
00:24:58 - Enabling and Securing
Access to Published
00:25:00 - Applications and Content.
00:25:02 - From my perception, this looks
again, to be relatively
00:25:06 - similar between the two exams.
00:25:08 - Troubleshooting.
00:25:09 - While the actual use of the
QFARM/LOAD command is
00:25:14 - de-focused, well, they've told
us that we instead--
00:25:18 - given a scenario describing an
issue with client performance,
00:25:22 - identify the steps you might use
to troubleshoot the issue.
00:25:25 - Those steps might not use
00:25:28 - They might include other
things, but who knows?
00:25:30 - So these are, really again, kind
of just a cheat sheet if
00:25:35 - you will, for how you might
focus your studying for these
00:25:40 - different--
00:25:41 - for this new exam.
00:25:42 - So pay attention here.
00:25:44 - Now, really, the whole
focus of this series
00:25:49 - is on the new features.
00:25:53 - That's my reason here.
00:25:55 - Citrix releases this version
6.5, honestly because they've
00:25:58 - got a set of new features
that they want to add.
00:26:01 - They could almost call
this thing a feature
00:26:02 - pack in many ways.
00:26:04 - The six Nuggets that we're
going to talk about.
00:26:07 - Obviously, this one was the
first one, what's new and
00:26:09 - noteworthy.
00:26:10 - We're going to spend one Nugget
talking about all that
00:26:12 - new instant app access stuff.
00:26:14 - So the pre-launch and
00:26:16 - We're going to spend a
whole Nugget talking
00:26:17 - about the new policies.
00:26:19 - And I'm just going to outline
what the policies are, kind of
00:26:21 - give you an idea of why they now
exist and what use cases
00:26:24 - they're intended for.
00:26:26 - And then, kind if let
you run with how you
00:26:27 - might implement them.
00:26:28 - I assume at this point,
you know how
00:26:30 - to implement policies.
00:26:31 - But you kind of just
need to know why.
00:26:32 - Why are they necessary?
00:26:34 - Going to talk about
00:26:36 - Which if you've played with
XenDesktop, is a nifty, nifty
00:26:39 - little tool that you can give
to your help desk people so
00:26:42 - that they can actually
troubleshoot some of the lower
00:26:45 - level desktop and app problems
that you don't really want to
00:26:48 - be bothered with.
00:26:50 - So you're the tier one engineer
and so your job is to
00:26:55 - manage the environment.
00:26:56 - Well, occasionally there
00:26:58 - user can't access their app.
00:26:59 - Well, why not give the help desk
a little tool that allows
00:27:03 - them to interface with all these
apps so that they can
00:27:05 - accomplish the jobs that you
don't really want to do?
00:27:07 - Well, that's what Desktop
Director is intend to do.
00:27:09 - And it's now been extended not
only for just XenDesktop, but
00:27:13 - also for XenApp.
00:27:15 - We're going to talk about
00:27:16 - Again, this is the Web Interface
00:27:19 - And Receiver Storefront,
kind of cool actually.
00:27:23 - It's cool in what it will
do in future versions.
00:27:29 - This version, it works.
00:27:31 - And it's there kind of
as a preparation.
00:27:34 - It's a preparatory version to
make you aware that there are
00:27:38 - some new evolving updates
to this whole--
00:27:42 - the way in which receiver
connects into your application
00:27:46 - infrastructure.
00:27:47 - And they're coming as a function
of this cloud gateway
00:27:49 - and a function of Receiver
Storefront, so be prepared.
00:27:53 - You might not implement this
version, but it's good
00:27:57 - to play with it.
00:27:57 - And it's good to know
what it is.
00:27:59 - And then lastly, a very
quick Nugget there
00:28:01 - on Migration Center.
00:28:02 - I'm not going to spend much time
with it at all, because
00:28:03 - like I said, it's a bunch of
PowerShell commands, and then
00:28:06 - a graphical skin over the top of
those PowerShell commands.
00:28:10 - Very important.
00:28:11 - My assumption here in this
update series is that you've
00:28:14 - watched the original 20
videos for XenApp 6.0.
00:28:20 - So you've got to kind of know
all the core functionality in
00:28:27 - 6.0, because that
00:28:29 - My assumption then is that if
you understand all the click
00:28:32 - here, then click here that we
talk about in that other
00:28:34 - series-- well then, that will
prepare you for just this
00:28:37 - quick refresher that you're
going to get here with 6.5.
00:28:39 - So if you haven't watch those
original 20 videos, and if
00:28:42 - you're not completely
comfortable with all those
00:28:44 - functions, go back
and watch them.
00:28:47 - Go back and just review them.
00:28:49 - Spend a minute or two with
each one to make sure you
00:28:51 - understand all of the different
topics that we're
00:28:53 - talking about.
00:28:55 - Well, hopefully that kind
of gets you ready
00:28:57 - for this whole series.
00:28:59 - I'm looking forward to, once
again, helping you through
00:29:03 - this whole process of preparing
you for managing
00:29:05 - your XenApp 6.5 environment.
00:29:07 - And also, for that very
important 1Y0-A20 exam.
00:29:12 - Again, my name is
00:29:14 - I hope this has been informative
for you, and I'd
00:29:16 - like to thank you for viewing.