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Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 Expert Cookbook by Esther Barthel MSc

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Administrating XenApp® Farms Best Practices

This recipe will address the top 10 best practices for XenApp administrators as provided by Citrix.

Note

You can read the Best Practices for XenApp Administrators at Citrix's Knowledge Center at http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127574.

How to do it...

To apply the top 10 best practices for XenApp administrators, follow these guidelines:

  1. Back up the Farm Data Store on a regular basis:
    • Check the Database Server documentation for backup and restore recommendations.
  2. Build at least one test XenApp environment/farm:
    • Ensure all changes to the production environment are tested in a separate (production resembling) environment before implementing them onto the production farm.

    Note

    Use DTAP where and when possible! ...

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