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Monitor Citrix XenDesktop from vRealize Operations with Blue Medora’s Management Pack

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Blue Medora recently released a new VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop.

Blue Medora continues to prove a key partner for VMware around our Cloud Management business. The vRealize Operations Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop is the 7th Management Pack Blue Medora has released over the past year. Their roadmap targets delivery of another five in 2015.

In this post, we are going to take an expansive look into the Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop:

vRealize Operations Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop

The Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop extends the functionality of vRealize Operations by enabling XenDesktop site admins to track the health of their environment from a single integrated console.

Citrix XenDesktop Analytics

Blue Medora extends vRealize Operations by introducing deep visibility into the relationships of Citrix XenDesktop components and VMware ESX resources. This visibility allows VI admins to understand the root cause of performance, health, or capacity issues in the Citrix XenDesktop environment.  Combined with vRealize Operations predictive analytics, the administrator can detect when problems are going to happen before they cause production outages.

Key features of Blue Medora’s vRealize Operations Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop include:

  • Autodiscovery of Citrix XenDesktop architecture, objects, and relationships
  • New vRealize Operations Resource Kinds for key Citrix XenDesktop components:
    • Site
    • Delivery Group
    • Application
    • Desktop
    • Hypervisor
    • Machine (VDA)
    • Machine Catalog
    • Machine (Delivery Controller)
    • Relationship mapping between Citrix XenDesktop objects and related VMware components
    • Imports Citrix XenDesktop alerts directly into vRealize Operations
    • Collects over 350 health, availability, and performance metrics
    • Includes a comprehensive set of Citrix XenDesktop related dashboards including:
      • Topology Overview
      • Delivery Group Overview
      • Top-N VDA Machines
      • VDA Machine Mashup

Citrix XenDesktop VMware View

Blue Medora goes beyond simply providing visibility into the intersection of VMware vSphere and Citrix XenDesktop. When used in combination with other VMware or 3rd party Management Packs, the discovery and automated relationship-mapping features allow VI admins to view the entire infrastructure stack from the application layer all the way through the vSphere layer, and then down to the compute, storage, and network layers.

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