Ultimately, your VDI environment depends on hardware and software infrastructure: CPU, memory and storage. And don’t forget Active Directory: when 300 users all log on in a boot storm and require authentication, that places heavy demand on AD as well.
Do you have enough of those resources to keep XenDesktop and XenApp available to your users? How do you know when you’re running low? Citrix tools won’t tell you.
Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition, now monitors the virtual infrastructure underneath your Citrix VDI environment and answers top-of-mind questions:
These screenshots depict how Foglight monitors just three of the most important infrastructure areas your Citrix environment depends on:
To summarize this series of posts, if you’re going to administer XenDesktop and XenApp and keep your users happy in the long run, you need detailed reporting in three main areas:
• User experience
• Citrix environment
• Infrastructure and hardware resources
Citrix tools provide glimpses of this information but not the entire picture. Only by gathering information at all three levels can you efficiently plan for growth in your Citrix environment and troubleshoot problems in it before they arise.
Download a free trial version of our newly released Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition, version 8.2 and run it in your own Citrix environment for 30 days.