Citrix releases Xnapshot a profiling and monitoring utility

Citrix Xnapshot is a profiling and monitoring utility focused on the Citrix XenDesktop Environment. It collects a wealth of information about the underlying system and its configuration, such as BIOS information, Registry information, Device Drivers, Windows Services, Installed Hotfixes, Citrix Binaries, and Citrix XenDesktop Farm information. The data collected is organized in such a way to make it easy for various Xnapshot collections to be compared against each other to quickly highlight any changes in the environment. The Xnapshot application itself provides the facility for viewing and comparing these reports.

In addition to data collection, Xnapshot includes a health monitoring component called XMLMon. XMLMon monitors the Citrix XenDesktop XML Brokers and can send an email alert if a problem is detected. In addition to sending an email alert, XMLMon can be configured to capture user-dumps of the core Citrix services.

Xnapshot also includes a PowerShell panel, allowing Administrator’s to easily execute PowerShell scripts directly from Xnapshot.

For troubleshooting Citrix XenDesktop, Xnapshot also includes the ability to launch Citrix troubleshooting utilities such as XDPing and CDFControl.

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