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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD): Integrate App Layering

by Greg Shields

Dig deeply into the integration of Citrix App Layering in this course as you prepare and deploy layered images, user layers, and elastic layers.

What you'll learn

For decades, a goal of desktop management has been getting to "a single image", a single, central source from which all desktop configurations begin their lifecycle. With the release of Citrix App layering, that goal need no longer be unattainable.

In this sixth course out of nine, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD): Integrate App Layering, you'll learn how Citrix App Layering fractures the traditional desktop image process into individual OS, platform, and app layers that can be logically assembled into layered desktop images. First, you'll learn the mechanics behind the Citrix App Layering approach. Then, you'll deploy and configure the Enterprise Layer Manager (ELM) appliance. Next, you'll prepare individual OS layers, platform layers, and app layers that assemble together to create layered desktop images. Finally, you'll explore the use of user layers and elastic layers for their additional flexibility in managing desktop images. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to finally achieve that single image goal for all your CVAD, formerly XenDesktop, desktops.

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About the author

Greg Shields is Sr. Director of IT Ops Skills at Pluralsight and formerly Principal Author Evangelist. Reach him on Twitter @ConcentratdGreg.

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