Troubleshooting Citrix XenDesktop(R)

Packt Publishing Limited
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  • erschienen am 27. Oktober 2015
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  • 274 Seiten
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978-1-78528-360-4 (ISBN)
The ultimate troubleshooting guide for clear, concise, and real-world solutions to a wide range of common Citrix XenDesktop problemsAbout This BookExplore the XenDesktop architecture and work with various troubleshooting tools that every Citrix admin should know aboutDiscover how to troubleshoot performance, VDA registration, and NetScaler integration issuesA fast-paced troubleshooting guide to help you identify and resolve any kind of problem you might face while working with Citrix XenDesktopWho This Book Is ForTroubleshooting Citrix XenDesktop is targeted at Citrix Administrators or Citrix Engineers who are working on Xendesktop and want to learn tips and techniques required to deal with the issues they face in their day-to-day life. A working knowledge of core elements and concepts of Xendesktop would be an added advantage.What You Will LearnSolve VDA registration problems and Citrix session launch difficultiesIdentify and resolve XenDesktop service issuesTroubleshoot performance issues related to the XenDesktop architectureWork around common printing issuesUnderstand the Citrix XenDesktop HDX policies and deal with the HDX MediaStream challengesResolve the common MCS and PVS configuration issues in your XenDesktop environmentFind solutions to some general issues that have been identified and recorded by Citrix in their database that every administrator must be aware ofIn DetailIn today's world, many organizations have decided to move to secure and stable VDI platforms to benefit their organization to meet their security needs. To meet an organization's requirements, Citrix XenDesktop serves as the best desktop virtualization solution available, providing the optimum user experience.Troubleshooting Citrix XenDesktop is a single resource guide that will help you dig deep into all the technical issues you encounter to resolve them using an autonomous and well-defined approach.The book starts by walking you through the XenDesktop architecture and the troubleshooting toolkit for Citrix XenDesktop. The subsequent chapters will help you identify possible causes of various types of Citrix XenDesktop problems that may arise while installing, configuring, or troubleshooting day-to-day problems. You will also be dealing with the most common and important VDA registration problems that you might often face while working with the XenDesktop product suite. Additionally, you will resolve issues that arise while launching Citrix sessions, troubleshoot performance issues, and learn how to integrate Citrix NetScaler with your XenDesktop environment.Style and approachThis book is an easy-to-follow troubleshooting guide with real-world examples of resolving XenDesktop issues. Each chapter is focused on a specific troubleshooting area, giving you the time to learn about and apply relevant tools and practices to troubleshoot the problems using a systematic approach.
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  • Großbritannien
978-1-78528-360-4 (9781785283604)
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Gurpinder Singh is an IT consultant with more than eight years of experience in the field of information technology. He has played various roles ranging from desktop support and system administration to virtualization expert with multiple Indian MNCs while working for clients all over the world.
He holds various enterprise renowned certifications from Microsoft and Citrix for managing, implementing, and troubleshooting Windows Server and Citrix virtualization products. During his eight years of work, he has worked for multiple global clients where he got the chance to work on projects that involved implementing high-end and complex virtualization projects.
He currently works for a large Indian IT MNC as a Citrix consultant and is involved in medium-to-large Citrix virtualization projects.
  • Cover
  • Copyright
  • Notice
  • Credits
  • About the Author
  • About the Reviewers
  • Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started - Understanding Citrix XenDesktop® and its Architecture
  • Desktop virtualization
  • Hosted Shared Desktops (HSD) versus Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVD)
  • The Citrix FlexCast® delivery technology
  • The modular framework architecture
  • XenDesktop® and its architectural components
  • MCS versus PVS
  • What's new in XenDesktop® 7.x?
  • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Troubleshooting Toolkit for Citrix XenDesktop®
  • Citrix Studio (Desktop Studio)
  • The Director console (Desktop Director)
  • The Filters view
  • The Trends view
  • CDFControl
  • Configuring logging for XenDesktop®
  • Perfmon and Procmon
  • Configuring Perfmon
  • Configuring Procmon
  • Procmon log data
  • Case study - troubleshooting slow logons with Procmon
  • HDXT Monitor
  • Citrix Scout
  • Configuring and running Citrix Scout
  • Citrix Quick Launch
  • Print Detective
  • StressPrinters
  • Using StressPrinters
  • XenDesktop® Site Checker
  • XDPing
  • XDDBDiag
  • Xperf or Windows Performance Recorder
  • Using Windows Performance Recorder (WPR)
  • Advanced recording
  • Reading a trace
  • The System Activity graph
  • The Computation graph
  • The Storage graph
  • The Memory graph
  • WireShark
  • The PowerShell SDK for XenDesktop®
  • Checking controller services
  • Checking the DB version
  • Checking the desktop machine details
  • Managing identity pools
  • Disconnect/logoff settings for desktops
  • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Getting Around Installation Issues
  • Prerequisites
  • Dealing with prerequisite issues
  • Overcoming database service account issues
  • Taming licensing issues
  • Site creation issues
  • Insufficient database permissions
  • Hypervisor connection permissions
  • Domain permissions
  • Incorrect configuration for storage pools
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Overcoming VDA Registration Problems
  • Getting familiar with the VDA registration process
  • Starting with the basics - the event viewer
  • Firewall configuration
  • Troubleshooting DNS resolution issues
  • Scenario - VDA is not able to reach the Delivery Controller
  • Overcoming time synchronization issues
  • Conquering domain membership problems
  • Multiple network adapters
  • Service principal name
  • Surpassing DDC FQDN issues
  • Local group policies and VDA communication
  • Solving .NET framework exceptions
  • A basic troubleshooting flowchart
  • Troubleshooting using the VDA and Broker Service logs and other tools
  • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Conquering Citrix Session Launch Difficulties
  • Getting familiar with the VDA launch process
  • Basic troubleshooting with Citrix Director
  • Common XenDesktop® launch issues
  • Overcoming Citrix StoreFrontT port mapping issues
  • Analyzing logs
  • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Surpassing XenDesktop® Service Issues
  • Understanding the XenDesktop® service architecture
  • Enabling service logs
  • Surpassing database account credential issues
  • Active Directory integration
  • Using PowerShell to check the status of services
  • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Performance
  • Getting a grip on the performance parameters
  • Understanding sizing requirements
  • The assessment phase
  • The design phase
  • The deployment phase
  • Capturing performance data
  • Performance Monitor
  • QSlice or Process Monitor
  • Xperf or Windows Performance Analyzer
  • Case study - troubleshooting a slow logon
  • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Solving Printing Issues
  • Understanding the printing setup
  • Provisioning printers
  • Session printers
  • Print driver management
  • Automatic installation
  • Manual installation
  • Citrix Universal Print Driver
  • Vendor-specific print drivers
  • Citrix Universal Print Server
  • Citrix printing policies
  • Auto-create client printers
  • Auto-create generic universal printer
  • Client printer names
  • Direct connections to print servers
  • Printer mapping and driver compatibility
  • Printer properties retention
  • Retain and restore client printers
  • Automatic installation of in-box drivers
  • Universal driver preference
  • Universal Print Driver usage
  • Universal printing EMF processing mode
  • Universal printing image compression limit
  • Universal printer optimization defaults
  • Universal printing preview preference
  • Exploring the XenDesktop® printing registry settings
  • Using PrintDetective and StressPrinters
  • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Getting the Better of HDX MediaStream Challenges
  • Understanding the HDXT display modes
  • Desktop Composition Redirection
  • H.264-enhanced SuperCodec
  • The legacy graphics mode
  • HDX policies and their impact on user experience
  • Desktop Composition graphics quality
  • Desktop Composition Redirection
  • Enhanced Desktop Experience
  • Display memory limit
  • Dynamic windows preview
  • Image caching
  • Legacy graphics mode
  • Maximum allowed color depth
  • Notify user when display mode is degraded
  • Persistent cache threshold
  • Queuing and tossing
  • Extra color compression
  • Extra color compression threshold
  • Heavyweight compression
  • Lossy compression level
  • Lossy compression threshold value
  • Minimum image quality
  • Moving image compression
  • Progressive compression level
  • Progressive compression threshold value
  • Target frame rate
  • Target minimum frame rate
  • Visual quality
  • Using Flash Redirection for a smooth HDX experience
  • Working with HDX RealTime audio/video and the HDX plugin for Microsoft Lync 2010
  • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Taming MCS and PVS Setbacks Gracefully
  • Enabling logging for MCS and PVST
  • Using MCS service logging for troubleshooting common issues
  • Case study - Machine Creation Services fail while creating a catalog
  • Troubleshooting PVST Streaming Service and console issues
  • Case study - the connection to the database failed, network connection may be down
  • Overcoming common PVST issues
  • Target devices hang at Windows startup
  • Target devices fail to boot and display error "No entry found in Database
  • Target devices halt at boot screen waiting for Provisioning ServicesT to respond
  • Target devices give a BSOD
  • Target device failed to load BNIstack drivers
  • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Troubleshooting NetScaler® Integration Issues
  • Integrating Citrix NetScaler® and Citrix StoreFrontT
  • Configuring NetScaler®
  • Citrix StoreFrontT configuration for enabling remote access
  • Challenges with NetScaler® integration
  • NATing and firewall configuration challenges
  • SSL certificates and challenges
  • The server certificate received is not trusted - SSL Error 61
  • An underlying problem when establishing the SSL/TLS trust relationship
  • NetScaler® callback URL configuration
  • Securing XenApp®/XenDesktop® communication
  • Summary
  • Chapter 12: Dealing with Known Issues in Citrix XenDesktop®
  • Known Citrix XenDesktop® general issues
  • Summary
  • Index

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