Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp have certainly saved your company’s bacon, haven’t they?
Users can log in to their desktop or run specific apps from anywhere on almost any device. Management is satisfied because productivity is up and you’re spending less money on traditional client hardware. IT is seeing fewer calls about hardware problems and more calls about problems they can solve remotely. Citrix is making people all over the company happy.
So isn’t it time you had a little joy in the reporting department?
Sure, the tools that come with Citrix can tell you about desktop connections and session status, and they can help you see who is using what. But you can’t get solid, actionable information from Citrix about three important areas of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI):
Without your fingers on those pulses, it’s difficult for you to stay ahead of the curve and know what’s coming at you from your virtual desktop environment.
In Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition, we’ve developed end-to-end performance monitoring for virtual environments. Now, in version 8.2, we’re pleased to announce similar monitoring specifically for Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp.
Like the other Foglight “cartridges,” this one is designed to help you figure out where problems are, what’s causing them and how to avoid them. With the addition of XenDesktop/XenApp monitoring, Foglight extends its reach to VDI and thin applications in the three areas I mentioned above:
This screenshot shows LAN and data center latency. It’s the main screen you’ll use to monitor user experience:
Over the next three posts I’ll go through Foglight’s dig-down approach to monitoring XenDesktop and XenApp in the areas I’ve described. If you want better reporting and more detail with your Citrix VDI management, stay tuned.
Meanwhile, you can download a free trial version of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition, version 8.2 and take it for a test drive in your own Citrix environment.