Citrix App Layering Deployment and Administration (CWS-221) Training

  • Learn via: Classroom
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Price: From $2,730+VAT
Upcoming Training
21 October 2023
2 Days
We can host this training at your preferred location. Contact us!

Designed for experienced IT professionals, you will learn to build and combine App Layers to optimize management of your app and desktop images for use with Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Citrix Provisioning.

You will leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage additional solutions and features in your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop or Citrix DaaS site.

Product Versions Covered: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR, Citrix App Layering 2003

Strong foundational knowledge of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 or Citrix DaaS
CWS-215: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Deployment and Administration
CWS-250: Citrix DaaS Deployment and Administration
In order for you to be able to fully complete your labs it is required for learners to have a valid email account and a mobile phone on which you can install an authenticator app on in order to activate Multifactor Authentication. please note, you will not be asked to submit to QA your email address and your email address will be used for no other purpose than activation of the Multifactor Authentication.
Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC ( account in order to access course materials and labs.
Please set up Your TCC account up in advance of the course using the following link:
Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account.
Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.
Please note: In order to access your courseware and labs you will need a device with a Multi-factor Authenticator app that supports Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP). Several are available including Citrix SSO, Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, etc.

  • Create, administer, and manage App Layering OS, platform, application, elastic, and user layers.
  • Integrate Citrix App Layering into a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops or Citrix DaaS deployment that uses Machine Creation Services (MCS) or Citrix Provisioning.

Module 1: Introduction to Citrix App Layering

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Citrix App Layering Benefits
  • Layer Introductions

Module 2: Planning – Citrix App Layering Architecture

  • Architecture and Technical Overview
  • The Enterprise Layer Manager (ELM) Server
  • The Process to Create a VM Using App Layering
  • The Layered Image Boot Process Flow
  • The Citrix App Layering Management Console
  • App Layering Connectors

Module 3: Planning - OS Layers

  • Create an OS Layer
  • How Many OS Layers?
  • OS Layer Considerations
  • OS Layer Benefits

Module 4: Planning – Platform Layers

  • Create a Platform Layer
  • How Many Platform Layers?
  • Platform Layer Considerations
  • Platform Layer Types

Module 5: Planning – App Layers

  • Create an App Layer
  • How Many App Layers?
  • App Layer Considerations
  • App Layer Benefits
  • How to Update a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Catalog Using Citrix App Layering?

Module 6: Planning – Elastic App Layers and User Layers

  • Elastic App Layering
  • Elastic App Layer Use Case
  • How Many Elastic Layers?
  • Elastic Layer Considerations
  • What are User Layers?
  • User Layer Requirements
  • User Layer Considerations
  • User Layer Locations
  • User Layer Storage Location Considerations

Module 7: Planning – Using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with App Layering

  • Create a Template
  • Template Considerations
  • Layers Review
  • Scenario Walk Through Example to Use App Layering to Plan out Images
  • Prepare the Layered Image for MCS
  • Use App Layering with MCS

Module 8: Planning - Layer Priority and Maintaining an App Layering Environment

  • Layer Priority
  • Layer Priority Function
  • How to Update Layers
  • Layer Update Considerations
  • Coordinate and Manage the ELM Server
  • ELM Server Backup Considerations
  • ELM Multi-Location
  • Backups for Layers
  • ELM Server Update Considerations
  • Layering Anti-Virus
  • Layering Microsoft Office
  • App Layering Recipes, Documentation and Labs

Module 9: Building an App Layering Environment (On-Demand Only)

  • Installing and Configuring the ELM Server
  • Preparing a Windows Server OS Image
  • Creating an OS Layer
  • Creating a Platform Layer
  • Installing Citrix VDA and Joining Domain
  • Creating an App Layer
  • Creating an Elastic App Layer
  • Configuring a User Layer Repository
  • Creating an Image Template
  • Creating a Machine Catalog
  • Creating a Delivery Group
  • Launching the Published Resources
  • Exploring Layer Priority and Maintaining an App Layering Environment

Contact us for more detail about our trainings and for all other enquiries!

Upcoming Trainings

Join our public courses in our Istanbul, London and Ankara facilities. Private class trainings will be organized at the location of your preference, according to your schedule.

Classroom / Virtual Classroom
21 October 2023
Istanbul, Ankara, London
2 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom
22 October 2023
Istanbul, Ankara, London
2 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom
08 November 2023
Istanbul, Ankara, London
2 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom
20 November 2023
Istanbul, Ankara, London
2 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom
04 February 2024
Istanbul, Ankara, London
2 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom
12 February 2024
Istanbul, Ankara, London
2 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom
10 May 2024
Istanbul, Ankara, London
2 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom
14 May 2024
Istanbul, Ankara, London
2 Days
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