CXD-302: Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts - Troubleshooting

Networking/Server/Operating Systems
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In this course students learn how to troubleshoot complex end user and infrastructure issues through the use of support tools, Insight Services, and the PowerShell SDK. The course follows a troubleshooting methodology using real world support issues as example scenarios to demonstrate how to identify and remediate issues with the proper tools. At the end of the course students will have the skills they need to diagnose and remediate failures with a faster time to resolution and to identify the root cause to prevent future occurrences.

This course was created in conjunction with Citrix Support and Citrix Consulting to identify the top support issues and incorporate them into the hands on lab exercises. All lab exercises in this course are based on real issues. This course has intensive lab exercises using the same tools that Citrix Support uses on support cases.


Course Outline


  • Module 1: Troubleshooting Introduction
    • Support Methodology
    • Troubleshooting tools
    • Citrix Director
    • CDF Tracing
    • Citrix Insight Services
    • Citrix Diagnostic Toolkit

  • Module 2: Using PowerShell
    • PowerShell Syntax
    • PowerShell help and discovery Cmdlets
    • XenApp and XenDesktop PowerShell SDK

  • Module 3: Troubleshooting StoreFront
    • StoreFront enumeration and authentication
    • StoreFront services
    • XML Broker communication
    • Certificate issues
    • Firewall configurations

  • Module 4: Troubleshooting the XenApp and XenDesktop Controller
    • FMA services architecture
    • Connection issues to the SQL database
    • XenApp and XenDesktop site recovery
    • Mitigating orphaned controllers

  • Module 5: Troubleshooting VDA Registration
    • VDA registration options
    • VDA registration communications
    • Common registration failures
    • XDPing tool

  • Module 6: Troubleshooting VDA Connections
    • Connection communication flow
    • Common connection failures
    • Citrix Receiver clean-up
    • XenApp load balancing issues
    • Analyzing ICA files
    • PortICA logging