By: Cameron Jones, Blue Medora
With a new release of the Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp this week, Blue Medora continues to provide the best monitoring experience possible. Blue Medora released an update for this Management Pack that is now Citrix Ready, with new actions and metrics that give an in depth view of your Citrix environment. These new metrics include information on User Log-in Time and Latency. On top of the new performance data, they have added a number of new relationships to give you a complete view of your Citrix Infrastructure.
Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server
Most administrators are running their XenDesktop and XenApp infrastructures on Microsoft SQL Server. That is why in our latest release we have created relationships to the underlying database. The Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server gives you in-depth performance monitoring, alerts, and capacity planning for the database running your XenApp workloads. When the Management Pack for XenDesktop and XenApp is combined with the Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server, the administrator can see their entire Citrix Environment running on top of VMware.
Figure 1 – XenDesktop, XenApp, SQL Server and VMware side by side
End Point Operations
However, your VDAs are not always running on VMware. To solve this problem, Blue Medora has also added the ability to see the underlying Operating Systems metrics with relationships to End Point Operations (EPOps). Whether you are running on VMware, XenServer, or a Physical Machine, you can now see the load from the operating system’s perspective.
Figure 2 – Relationships from the Operating System, to the VDA, to the Desktop
When a VDA is hosted on VMware, the underlying infrastructure is easy to see within vROps. However, when the VDA is hosted on something other than a VMware virtual machine, these metrics can be hard to find. That is when the relationships to EPOps becomes extremely valuable. These relationships to the EPOps Agents allows admins to get a “full stack” view even when they are not hosted on VMware.
The December release of the Management Pack for XenDesktop & XenApp is the next step in Blue Medora’s Citrix solution. Relationships to EPOps and Microsoft SQL Server allows for next-level monitoring of your Citrix environment. To see how you can get the most out of your Citrix Monitoring, visit bluemedora.com.