Training: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on Microsoft Azure

Ref. CIT-CXD-251


Learn to deploy and manage your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops apps and desktops in Microsoft Azure. Gain the skills to plan your machine catalog and virtual machine design based in Microsoft’s public cloud and get hands-on practice deploying those machines using Machine Creation Services. You will also learn about additional Azure considerations including maintenance and power management which are critical in a cloud environment. For remote access, you will learn to configure Citrix StoreFront and Citrix Gateway on the Azure platform.

This course focuses on Microsoft Azure as a Citrix Cloud resource location however concepts are relevant to both Citrix Cloud and fully managed Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sites.

Participant profiles

  • Experienced IT Professionals familiar with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x in an on-premises environment
  • Administrators, engineers, and architects designing or deploying XenApp and XenDesktop workloads on Microsoft Azure


  • Prepare the Azure environment for secure integration with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Deploy and manage Virtual Delivery Agent machines in Microsoft Azure using Machine Creation Services
  • Integrate Citrix Cloud and XenApp/XenDesktop with Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Design Machine Catalogs and virtual machines on Microsoft Azure Resource Manager
  • Provide remote access with Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway on Microsoft Azure


  • Experience deploying and managing XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x in on-premises environment
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform including Virtual machine management storage, Azure Resource Manager portals Networking

Course content

Module 1: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Azure Overview

  • Lesson 1: Defining IAAS
  • Lesson 2: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Azure Deployment Models
  • Lesson 3: Azure Fundamentals Review
  • Lesson 4: Azure Management
  • Lesson 5: Azure Locations

Module 2: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Lesson 1: Integration with Azure Active Directory
  • Lesson 2: Active Directory Basics
  • Lesson 3: Active Directory Usage
  • Lesson 4: Connecting On-premises Active Directory to Azure
  • Lesson 5: Azure Role Based Access Control

Module 3: Connecting to Microsoft Azure

  • Lesson 1: Azure Connectivity
  • Lesson 2: Cloud Connectors in Azure
  • Lesson 3: Creating Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Host Connections to Azure

Module 4: Deploying Apps and Desktops using Machine Creation Services

  • Lesson 1: Master Image Preparation
  • Lesson 2: Machine Creation Services in Azure
  • Lesson 3: Considerations for Deploying onto Azure

Module 5: Providing Access to End Users

  • Lesson 1: StoreFront Locations
  • Lesson 2: Citrix ADC Locations
  • Lesson 3: Multiple Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Zones in Azure Regions

Module 6: Maintaining Infrastructure and VDAs in Microsoft Azure

  • Lesson 1: Maintaining Infrastructure
  • Lesson 2: Maintaining Resources
  • Lesson 3: Power Management

Module 7: Plan for a Successful POC

  • Lesson 1: Planning your next steps


  • Digital courseware included

Lab / Exercises

  • Official Citrix Labs and exercices

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Prix de l'inscription
CHF 1'650.-
Inclus dans ce cours
  • Official Citrix Training Program
  • Training provided by a Citrix CCI certified trainer
  • Official documentation in digital format
  • Achievement Badge

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