Unified monitoring of Citrix and non-Citrix infrastructures from within Microsoft SCOMFree Trial
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.
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is widely used by organizations to get visibility into the Microsoft Windows servers hosting the Citrix services, and other infrastructure services like Active Directory and profile servers. However, SCOM does not have native monitoring support for Citrix technologies:
Multiple SCOM management packs have to be deployed for monitoring the different Citrix tiers (XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, NetScaler, etc.), virtualization platform, databases, storage etc.
To extend Microsoft SCOM's monitoring capabilities for Citrix tiers, administrators had the option of using the Citrix SCOM Management Pack for XenApp and XenDesktop (formerly Comtrade) that was bundled with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Platinum edition. However, these management packs have now been deprecated. So organizations can no longer rely on them.
The eG Universal Management Pack for SCOM augments Microsoft SCOM with the ability to monitor, alert and report on the Citrix tiers of the infrastructure. Organizations can use this Microsoft SCOM add-on to enable monitoring, diagnosis and reporting of all of the Citrix stack and the supporting infrastructure from the Microsoft SCOM console itself.