Training: Introducing Citrix Essentials for XenServer 5.5

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Citrix is working to raise the interest around its commercial offer called Essentials now that XenServer is free of charge.

As part of the effort the company is releasing a free 6-hours training online course (CEX-100-1W).

The course includes the following topics:

    • Introduction to Citrix Essentials for XenServer 5.5
      XenServer and Essentials overview
      XenServer and Essentials benefits
    • Citrix XenServer 5.5 Features
      Active Directory Integration
      Enhanced Backup Enablement
      Fast Cloning
      XenCenter Search
      Historical Performance Monitoring
    • StorageLink
      Installing StorageLink
      Configuring StorageLink
    • Workload Balancing
      Deploying Workload Balancing
      Installing Workload Balancing
      Configuring Workload Balancing
      Workload Balancing Administration
    • Lifecycle Management
      Lab Manager Overview
      Installing Lab Manager
      Configuring Lab Manager
      Maintaining Lab Manager
    • Assessment

    Citrix informs that this course will stay free only for a limited amount of time, but they should seriously consider to keep it free forever, as this seems the best way for a customer to truly understand what he’s missing not adoption Essentials.