In this course, you'll learn the best practices to leverage the power of vSphere as an infrastructure, and enhance the performance of XenApp and XenDesktop. Specifically, you'll learn about tuning the platform, provisioning services, XenDesktop controller, and anti-virus. To get the most out of this course, you should have a strong foundation in networking and virtualization fundamentals, as well as some experience with systems administration.
Elias Khnaser is a Research Vice President with Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). He covers public cloud computing and hybrid cloud computing. Mr. Khnaser's coverage is primarily focused on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) along with platform as a service (PaaS) as it intersects with IaaS. Areas of focus include cloud computing adoption strategy, trends, technology, platforms and providers, exit strategy and multicloud.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Khnaser was the CTO for Sigma Solutions. In that role, he directed the company's technical strategy and was a customer-facing executive engaging with client CIOs, architects and engineers on cloud, EUC and virtualization strategies.
He is well-published with six books and hundreds of blogs on Forbes, InformationWeek and VirtualizationReview.com. He has also presented at various Gartner and industry conferences.
Best Practices for Running XenApp / XenDesktop on vSphere Part 2 Welcome back to TrainSignal. This is Elias Khnaser and you're watching Best Practices for running XenApp/XenDesktop on vSphere Part 2. Well if you liked Part 1 of this 2-lesson series, you're going to like Part 2 for sure. So what we're going to do is we're going to continue on with the best practices for how to virtualize XenApp/XenDesktop and Provisioning Services on vSphere, but also how do I tweak the infrastructure to take advantage of these technologies. In this lesson we're going to start focusing on the XenDesktop controller, on the vCenter Server, on the databases. We're going to talk about the effects of anti-virus. We're going to talk a little bit about monitoring, what are the metrics that you should be monitoring? So this is going to be a really cool, really interesting lesson. Let's go ahead and get started.