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Citrix SCOM Management Pack

Unified monitoring of Citrix and non-Citrix infrastructures from within Microsoft SCOM

Ensuring Successful, Fast and Uninterrupted Citrix Delivery

Microsoft SCOM Management Pack: eG Enterprise

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop are among the most performance sensitive applications in enterprise networks today. Even a small performance problem can result in loss of productivity and frustration for users. Proactive monitoring and rapid diagnosis of performance issues are critical to Citrix application and desktop virtualization success.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) provides visibility into the Microsoft Windows servers hosting the Citrix services, and other infrastructure services like Active Directory and profile servers. However, multiple management packs are required for monitoring the different Citrix tiers (XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, NetScaler, etc.), virtualization platform (VMware, Nutanix, etc.), databases, storage and other non-Microsoft tiers.

Citrix Management Pack Options

To extend Microsoft SCOM's monitoring capabilities for Citrix tiers, administrators have only two options:

Citrix

Citrix SCOM Management Pack for XenApp and XenDesktop (formerly Comtrade) is bundled with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Platinum edition with active Subscription Advantage (SA) or Software Maintenance (SWM). Organizations that have not deployed the Platinum edition cannot use this management pack unless they upgrade their installation to the Platinum edition.

eG Innovations

eG Universal Management Pack for SCOM, included with the eG Enterprise performance monitoring suite, augments Microsoft SCOM with the ability to monitor, alert and report on the Citrix tiers of the infrastructure. Organizations that have deployed Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced and Enterprise editions can use this Microsoft SCOM add-on to enable monitoring, diagnosis and reporting of the Citrix tiers from the Microsoft SCOM console.

 

Why Choose the eG Universal Management Pack for Citrix Performance Monitoring?

Benefits

Comparison with Citrix-Provided SCOM Management Packs

Capabilities Citrix SCOM Management Pack
for XenApp and XenDesktop
eG Universal Management Pack for SCOM
End-to-End Infrastructure Monitoring   Enables SCOM to monitor the Citrix tiers of the infrastructure. However, to obtain an end-to-end view, additional management packs are necessary for the non-Citrix tiers (e.g., VMware, Oracle, Nutanix, storage, etc.).   Single management pack that consolidates monitoring of heterogeneous infrastructures (Citrix and non-Citrix tiers) within SCOM. No need to invest in multiple management packs from different vendors.
Citrix User Experience Monitoring Focused on exposing just the available Citrix metrics on the SCOM console. Does not offer any simulated user experience monitoring capability. Provides real user experience monitoring and synthetic monitoring (includes logon simulation and full lifecycle simulation of a Citrix session).
Built-in Correlation Intelligence and Root Cause Diagnosis Reports raw metrics in the SCOM console, relying on SCOM to perform any analysis of the metrics. Applies intelligent baselining, correlation and root cause diagnosis to the metrics before they are passed to SCOM. This allows for more reliable and trustworthy alerts in SCOM.

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Why eG? One Monitor to Manage All of IT.

eG Innovations delivers a robust, reliable and extremely valuable solution to deliver maximum uptime and user satisfaction. Pre-emptive alerting helps us to address performance issues immediately before they affect system and application availability.

Mike Montano
Senior Manager, Allscripts

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