So, you’ve discovered that Citrix XenServer is part of your XenApp/XenDesktop entitlement (there is no additional cost) and you want to get a trial started, but don’t know where to begin.

If this sounds like you, you’ll be happy to know the Citrix Education team has XenServer training available for those of you new to XenServer and setting up a trial; or have new hires that need to be brought up to speed on the workings of your current XenServer infrastructure. This administrator training forms the basis for all XenServer training going forward and is applicable to XenServer 6.5 SP1 and XenServer 7.x.


This course is designed for students without previous XenServer experience, so it’s perfect for anyone new to hypervisors or those looking for more advanced concepts, including: IT professionals, systems engineers, administrators, and Citrix partners. The course provides the skills necessary to effectively design, deploy, manage and support Citrix XenServer. It will enable you to configure a complete enterprise solution for XenApp/XenDesktop environments – and covers everything from installation to advanced troubleshooting in a virtual lab environment.

XenApp/XenDesktop administrators who want to learn how to optimize XenDesktop/XenApp performance or how to troubleshoot issues, as well as datacenter administrators who are using XenServer for running many different types of virtual machines will find this course especially beneficial.

This 5-day course is offered in an instructor-led (ILT) or virtual instructor-led (VILT) training format with application of concepts through hands-on exercises in a live lab environment.

Class Modules

  • Module 1: XenServer Architecture
  • Module 2: Managing Virtual Machines
  • Module 3: Installing XenServer
  • Module 4: Managing a XenServer Environment
  • Module 5: Resource Pools
  • Module 6: Networking
  • Module 7: Storage
  • Module 8: High Availability
  • Module 9: Security
  • Module 10: Sizing and Optimizations
  • Module 11: Troubleshooting

As part of this course you will receive access to a lab environment for the duration of the course, a lab exercise guide and the student online manual.

In preparation for attending this course, Citrix recommends students gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

  • A basic overall knowledge of virtualization technology
  • An understanding of computing architecture, including network and storage devices, device drivers and operating systems
  • Basic knowledge of network devices and site architecture, including configuring VLANs
  • Basic knowledge of storage terminology and technologies, including partitions, SANs, LUNs, iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS file shares

Click here to register today for the course: CXS-300 XenServer 6.5 SP1 Administration.

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