Citrix Environment Monitor
|Quick Description:||Citrix Plug in or built in system monitor with Active, Performance and passive monitors|
|Which Product?:||WhatsUp Gold|
Have a built-in Monitor\plugin for Citrix. It should have multiple types of monitors (Active, Performance, Passive and Other) The monitors should all poll together as to make a single WMI connection to the server instead of having to connect multiple times. Also needs the ability to create a baseline to set your thresholds values based on the baseline. As it stands now if even 1/3 of these monitors it would bring the system down
There also needs a built in Dashboard, that is not based on the adding of workspaces. The Dashboard needs to show possible bottleneck, dataflow and critical servers. I have yet to see a good dashboard for monitoring all of Citrix in a single view. (unfortunately I have yet to see a dashboard that can give that information easily) There also needs to be a way to set alerting if only a given numbers of servers are down.
It would be nice if this could monitor end to end performance of the Citrix environment.
There are actually to many that need to be triggered on see http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/web-interface-impington/wi-log-messages-event-ids-hardwick.html for a list of some of the event IDs.
If anyone knows of critical event IDs and sources please post them as well.
Single monitor makes a single connection to the Device instead of creating multiple connections via WMI, This also give you the ability to set monitor and thresholds in a single location without having to add 30 monitors to a single device and configure each separately.
Having the ability to create a baseline and automatically set your thresholds based on it allows the end user to better understand where their thresholds should be set at for their environment.
A built-in dashboard will give a better single view of the health of the Citrix farm. Currently trying to filter through multiple custom performance monitors is impossible. Having a full dashboard also show the dataflow and where the possibility of a bottleneck or issue is occurring.
Having a set alerting to only alerts if multiple servers are down gives the advantage of one server reporting down during off hours without causing a 3 AM call since the system is redundant.
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- May 1, 2012
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- Paul Byers
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