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A15 Exam Details


  • XenApp for Windows 2008 Administrators Guide
  • Provisioning Services Administrators Guide
  • XenDesktop Administrators Guide
  • Citrix Web Interface Administrators Guide
  • Citrix XenServer Virtual Machine Installation Guide
  • XenCoonvert Guide


1. Using Citrix Web Interface to combine XA and XD in WI

2. Configure Health and Monitoring on two of tree servers (timeout 30 sec, 3 threshold).

    • In the Access Management Console, select the server and then select Modify all Properties.
    • Server Properties page, select Health Monitoring & Recovery.
    • On the Health Monitoring & Recovery page, ensure USe Farm settings is cleared
    • To add the test, click New
    • On the New Health Monitoring test page, in the test name text box, tyoe a test name, and specify the other items on the mage
    • Enable Allow running custom Health Monitoring test and browse for your test
    • In the test file text box, click on browse and select ICA_Listener.exe
    • Set the Interval to 30
    • Click ok

3. Stream published application word for offline Users

4. Create policy for helpdesk user “optimize for Dial-up” and configure policy (Drivemapping, Printers, Ports, Clipboard)

    • Select Polices in the left pane and select Actions > New > Policy
    • In the New Policy dialog box, enter the policy name and, optionally, a description. Consider naming the policy according to who or what it affects; for example, Accounting Department or Remote users.
    • If you want to use pre-configured set of rules for the policy, select Optimize initial policy settings for a connection type and select the connection type from the drop-down list. The rules are optimized for : WAN Configure policy rules suitable for most networks.
    • Satellite, Configure policy rules suitable for high latency conditions. Dial-up Configures policy rules suitable for low-bandwidth, high latency conditions

5. Create three policies and prioritize them

    • Default settings need to be created and assigned to three servers (Mapping, Ports, Clipboard need to be disabled)
    • Remote User Settings policy need to be created and assigned to Tokyo Users (Speedscreen Latency Need to be enabled)
    • Amestradam User Settings Policy to be created and assiged to Amserradam Users (Following policy should be set to Highest Priority ( Under Mapping only hard drive need to be enabled)

6. Create three target devices and configure given vdisk (vdisk mode, AD, password management)

    • Create three target device: device name and MAC address is provided in question
    • For XP vDISK set the mode to Differential disk mode
    • Map the XP vDisk to the three target devices which we created earlier

7. Create one target device for XA-Server and configure given vdisk (vdisk mode, AD, password management)

    • Create a Target Device and map vDisk(SAP) to it
    • Under vDisk Properties Edit file properties – Option Select – Active Directory password management.
    • Under Target Device properties – Authentication – Select User and password and also enter a User name
    • Create a Account in Active Directory – Make a right click on Target Device – Active Directory – Create Account Under Organization unit enter “XenAppOU” and create account

8. Use web interface to customize the security options for remote users (similar to Advance XenApp)

9. Advance configuration tool

10. Configure a vDisk for three devices that preserves the data when rebooted

11. Configure a vDisk for a XenApp server (pretty much what type of vDisk to use and how to create devices in PVS)

12. Analyze the network topology below and identify the potential issue in the Design Document.

    • Managed Switch with Spanning Tree Protocol Disabled
  • Update XenServer Pool without interrupting

1. disable HA
2. Migrate 01 to 02
3. Update 01
4. Migrate from 02 to 01
5. Update 02
6. Reanable HA

  • Process of Change Request

1. Document
2. Pilot
3. Implement in test environment
4. test
5. rollout in prod

Implement xenapp5 farm in xendesktop environment

1. create copy vdisk
2. assign copy to a target device, “privat mode”
3. install plugins
4. build image and shutdown
5. assign the vdisk to all target devices
6. set “standard mode”
7. reboot all vdisk

Gererate a SSL certificate – here a copy from the maual:

openssl genrsa -out [file_name].private 2048
openssl req -new -outform PEM -out [file_name].request -keyform PEM –key

XenConvert command – question is convert from Physical to Xen Virtual Appliance (XVA), from the manual:
XenConvertCli P2Vhd xp C: F: emp /E
XenConvertCli P2Xva Server2003 C: F: emp /E
XenConvertCli P2XenServer Server2000 C: F: emp XenServer1 root password42 /E

CLI command for a vm-import
vm-import filename=export_filename [metadata=true | false ] [preserve=true | false ] [sr-uuid=destination SR UUID ]

Integrate XenApp 5.0 farm into XenDesktop environment

1. create copy vdisk
2. assign copy to a target device, “privat mode”
3. install plugins
4. build image and shutdown
5. set “standard mode”
6. assign the vdisk to all target devices
7. reboot all vdisk

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