Paper: XenDesktop 7.1 on Hyper-V Hands-on Lab Pilot Guide

Citrix has released a paper titled:"XenDesktop 7.1 on Hyper-V Hands-on Lab Pilot Guide". The paper which contains 299 pages provides hands-on experience with the configuration and operation of XenDesktop 7.1 and related components. The guide can be used to build a Proof of Concept (PoC) and/or pilot environment.


The paper covers the following tasks:

  • Configuring System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Installing the Agent
  • Setting Up SQL Server Mirroring for a XenDesktop site
  • Setting up the XenDesktop Site
  • Joining a Controller to an Existing Site
  • Configuring StoreFront and Installing Certificates
  • Configuring NetScaler for StoreFront Load Balancing
  • Installing the VDA Software on Desktop and Server VMs
  • Creating Catalogs of Machine for Desktops and Servers
  • Creating Delivery Groups for Desktops and Servers
  • Delivering Installed and App-V Applications
  • Provisioning Services Configuration and Optimizations
  • Using the XenDesktop Setup Wizard
  • Setting up Remote Access with NetScaler and StoreFront
  • Internal and External Connectivity Scenarios
  • Load Evaluator Policies
  • Monitoring with Director
  • Exploring Configuration Logging
  • Exploring Delegated Administration
  • Working with PowerShell
  • and more..