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Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™

Book Description

Want to make it easier to deliver cloud services while integrating with existing systems? Citrix CloudPortal is the answer and this book is the perfect intro, giving you a complete tutorial to all the essential features.

  • Overview of CPSM and CPBM architectures, and planning CPSM and CPBM
  • Become efficient in product management, workflow management, and billing and pricing management
  • Provision services efficiently to cloud consumers and clients

In Detail

Cloud computing is emerging as a hot technology, thereby creating a lot of new jobs, and providing a lot of opportunities for IT service providers to run and manage clouds. Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager enables cloud builders to manage and deliver any cloud or IT service through a single, comprehensive cloud services platform which unifies and simplifies the commercial, user management, service provisioning, and operational aspects of running a cloud.

Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™ is a hands-on guide that will help you to learn the installation, configuration, deploying services, managing, and operating of Citrix CloudPortal. It will also help you to take advantage of the real power that is behind CPSM and CPBM and give you a good grounding in operating it in your own enterprises. The book is structured with practical implementations, which are all fully backed up with code and illustrations.

Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™ will make you aware of the cloud and its implications, starting with aspects of the cloud such as renting, self-service, and the provisioning of services to cloud tenants and their customers. You will also learn how to deploy services on your own using CPSM and CPBM, detailed steps of VM provisioning, setting up a cloud user profile, setting up a catalog, CPBM product management, workflow management, cloud billing, and cloud pricing management. If you want to take advantage of using the new Citrix CPBM and CPSM, then this is the book for you to upgrade your skills.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™
    3. Credits
    4. Notice
    5. About the Author
    6. About the Reviewers
    7. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    8. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    9. 1. Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™
      1. Cloud computing and its business model
        1. Cloud computing
        2. Cloud business model
        3. Overview of Citrix® CloudPortal™
      2. Features of Citrix® CloudPortal™
      3. Citrix® CloudPortal™ architecture
        1. How CPBM works
        2. How CPSM works
        3. About CPSM licensing
      4. Terminology and concepts of CPSM
      5. Planning our CPSM deployment and platform
      6. Summary
    10. 2. Installing CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
      1. Metrics to verify before CPSM deployment
        1. Verification of environment prerequisites
      2. How to deploy SQL Server and Reporting Services
      3. Installation of the CPSM role using GUI
        1. Configuration of parameters of CPSM roles using GUI
          1. Role 1 – selecting role Directory Web Service and configuring Directory Web Service
          2. Role 2 – selecting role Provisioning Service and configuring queue monitoring services, directory monitoring services, and the Mail server
          3. Role 3 – selecting role Reporter Mailer and configuring Licensing Reporting and Mail server for report mailers
          4. Role 4 – selecting role reporting, configuring the Reporting DB, Mail server, and previewing the service package import, reporting database, Data Transfer notifications, Reporting Services Details, and Data warehouse service
          5. Role 5: selecting a web role and configuring service package import and the web server
        2. Configuring the location of the CPSM role using GUI
      4. Installing CPSM roles using command line
        1. Cortex
        2. Core installation using CLI
        3. Configuring the CPSM role using command line
          1. Configuring database objects
          2. Configuring the Provisioning and Directory Web Service server roles
          3. Configuring the primary location
          4. Configuring the remote location
          5. Configuring the reporting options for deploying reports
          6. Configuring the reporting [Data warehouse] object
          7. Configuring the report mailer object
      5. Summary
    11. 3. Deploying CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
      1. An overview of CPSM service deployment
      2. Scenario 1 – Citrix® Service deployment
        1. Citrix Service deployment overview on CPSM 11.0
        2. Step 1 – deploying Citrix® web services on a server in the Citrix® farm
        3. Step 2 – Service Configuration using the Control Panel
        4. Step 3 – importing App Hub from the Citrix® farm to the server collection
        5. Step 4 – provisioning the service to consumers and to resellers
      3. Scenario 2 – hosted Exchange Service deployment
        1. Step 1 – installing Exchange-hosted web services
        2. Step 2 – configuring hosted web services
        3. Step 3 – provisioning the hosted Exchange service to consumers
      4. Scenario 3 – Virtual Machine Service deployment
        1. Step 1 – deploying VM web service on a server
        2. Step 2 – Service Configuration using the VM service
        3. Step 3 – provisioning VM services to clients
      5. Exporting and importing service packages
      6. Summary
    12. 4. Managing CloudPortal™ Services Manager 11.0
      1. Creating and managing cloud consumers and tenants
        1. An overview of customer creation
        2. Creating users
      2. Managing security roles and provisioning services
      3. Approval stage
      4. Managing reports
      5. Summary
    13. 5. Installing CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
      1. Installation of CPBM
      2. Configuring CPBM
        1. Enabling CAS authentication
        2. Integration with CloudPlatform
      3. Starting and stopping CPBM
      4. Summary
    14. 6. Managing CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
      1. Managing profiles
      2. Managing products
        1. Adding a product
        2. Editing a product
        3. Retiring a product
        4. Adding a product to replace an existing one
      3. Managing workflows
      4. Managing accounts
      5. Managing billing
        1. Retail postpaid accounts
        2. CPBM subscription handling
      6. Summary
    15. 7. Operating CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.0
      1. Job scheduling
      2. Notifications and health
      3. CRM and reports
        1. Custom reports
      4. Summary
    16. A. CCP Connections
    17. Index