Citrix is working to raise the interest around its commercial offer called Essentials now that XenServer is free of charge.
As part of the effort the company is releasing a free 6-hours training online course (CEX-100-1W).
The course includes the following topics:
- Introduction to Citrix Essentials for XenServer 5.5
XenServer and Essentials overview
XenServer and Essentials benefits
- Citrix XenServer 5.5 Features
Active Directory Integration
Enhanced Backup Enablement
Historical Performance Monitoring
- Workload Balancing
Deploying Workload Balancing
Installing Workload Balancing
Configuring Workload Balancing
Workload Balancing Administration
- Lifecycle Management
Lab Manager Overview
Installing Lab Manager
Configuring Lab Manager
Maintaining Lab Manager
Citrix informs that this course will stay free only for a limited amount of time, but they should seriously consider to keep it free forever, as this seems the best way for a customer to truly understand what he’s missing not adoption Essentials.