Citrix SCOM Management Bundle for XenApp and XenDesktop includes nine SCOM Management Packs.
These enable end-to-end Citrix infrastructure monitoring of XenApp, XenDesktop, StoreFront, Web Interface, Provisioning Services, License Server, XenServer, NetScaler and CloudBridge.
These SCOM Management Packs complement Citrix Director and offer XenApp and XenDesktop Platinum Edition. Customers additional value by integrating with Director’s help desk capabilities. Now admins may monitor and troubleshoot their infrastructure and workloads—all from a single pane of glass.
Citrix SCOM Management Pack for XenApp and XenDesktop (XenApp/XenDesktop Management Pack) is an availability and performance management solution that extends end-to-end service monitoring capabilities of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to include the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop (XenApp/XenDesktop) infrastructure.
With XenApp/XenDesktop Management Pack you can:
– Improve the XenApp/XenDesktop infrastructure availability and health The virtual application and desktop infrastructure availability is checked with rigorous connectivity probing and active service checks. It is important that users are able to connect to their virtual desktops and applications. This is a process that involves many Delivery Controller components (such as Broker Service or Machine Creation Services).
– Gain more insight into the XenApp/XenDesktop performance and usage information It is critical to know how users are using the virtual infrastructure delivering desktops & applications in order to be able to tune it accordingly. With XenApp/XenDesktop Management Pack you will get more insight into which users are logging to the virtual desktops and applications (identify slow logons and logon bursts), how many users are connecting to the Sites, if the infrastructure is able to handle all user requests accordingly, for example by maintaining the size of the idle pool defined by the desktop group power management policy, by ensuring enough resources for delivery of applications and desktops defined by the load
management policy, and so on. Another aspect is the end-user resource usage (what is the resource usage for each user connection/session) and virtual infrastructure resource usage (what is the resource usage of my server OS machines). Detailed machine and session performance information helps in managing your infrastructure and enables better planning and decision making.
XenApp/XenDesktop Management Pack fully integrates the topology, health, and performance data into SCOM.