New Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp cartridge beta now open

I'm happy to announce we have an open beta for a brand new cartridge for Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition built from the ground-up for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp 7.0 and higher running on VMware. We developed this cartridge to meet the needs of not only the virtual administrator who supports the Citrix VDI environment, but the Citrix Administrator who have responsibility for the performance and availability of Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer 7.0 and higher running on VMWare ESXi.

Whether the issue is a XenDesktop boot-storm or XenApp screen rendering, the new Citrix cartridge for Foglight for Virtualization gives the Citrix administrator the power to analyze all aspects of the user experience, ranging from network latency to the impact of storage IO. By providing a holistic approach to Citrix performance analysis, administrators can diagnose and resolve performance issues in seconds or minutes instead of hours or days. Whether the users are logging in from their windows client or an tablet, Foglight for Virtualization can show latency and Netscaler performance from a LAN and WAN perspective as well as the Virtual Machine performance on which the desktops and applications are running.

Lastly, Foglight for Virtualization shows the end-to-end topology of the Citrix environment that adjusts dynamically as VDI sessions go online/offline or as VMs move within the data center.

If you are running Citrix XenDesktop and/or XenApp 7.0 and higher on VMware ESXi and want to participate in the beta, please contact Hassan Fahimi directly at Hassan can also be reached at 949 754 8415.