For our partners and customers attending this year’s Summit and Synergy Barcelona, we are running technical hands-on classes with Cisco and NetApp that you can register here. This is the 2nd time that technical hands-on training with partners such as Cisco and NetApp has been provided at a Citrix Summit and Synergy event; first time being in May at San Francisco where we had great turn out and session attendee feedback. Registrations for the sessions are happening fast and one of the two classes has been fully registered already. The one that is open is at Thursday Oct 18th 1 PM and you can register for it here. (SYN614W). Now some details on why this might interest you:

In this 5 hour class, architects from Cisco, NetApp and Citrix will provide you best practices for the joint solution, conduct design discussions and most importantly provide you with hands-on access to configuring Cisco UCS and NetApp filers. The Cisco UCS labs will consist of creating service profiles, templates and policies for setting up a very flexible platform for hosting XenDesktop. Similarly, you will get to perform NetApp configurations using tools such as the new VSC console for XenServer, OnCommand System Manager and the monitoring tool OnCommand Balance. We will be using UCS and NetApp simulators for performing hands-on configurations respectively.

In addition to both Cisco and NetApp training, this session also provides XenDesktop hands-on training to create VMs using both machine creation services and provisioning services. The XenDesktop labs will be coupled with design level discussions for all things desktop virtualization with us.

So the overall goal is to get our joint Citrix, Cisco and NetApp partners and customers more exposure to Citrix XenDesktop and the underlying UCS platform and NetApp solutions – all in one class.