Citrix has made some waves in the IT community with the recent releases of XenDesktop 7.5 and XenApp 7.5. Whether it be an app or a large desktop infrastructure, the newest versions of these leading products provide some of the best the market has to offer for virtualization solutions. Here at Lakeside we get pretty excited over software and IT product releases, and the new Citrix offerings are no exception. In earlier blog posts we talked about how SysTrack’s monitoring abilities can add value to XenApp and XenDesktop, but how do you best monitor the environment these products are running in?
Log files and performance monitor are one way, but those methods can be unreliable and time consuming. Lakeside Software works to make monitoring easy with SysTrack. SysTrack collects an extremely large amount of data out-of-the-box, but each enterprise is different and we recognize the need for additional data collection based on what software is being used. That’s why Lakeside offers Roles that are designed with a specific product in mind to ensure we’re monitoring that product as best as possible.
A number of Roles are already available and we work to add additional ones as new enterprise software hits the market. The new Citrix XenApp 7.5 and Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 Roles will make sure that you have the data and business intelligence needed to keep your Citrix solutions running as smoothly as possible. Research into best practices for these products recommended by Citrix as well as Lakeside’s experience in the monitoring space has allowed us to tune these Roles to be just right. They’ll monitor performance counters, events, and more and can be configured to alert you when something has gone wrong or even to take action.
Between Roles and SysTrack your enterprise is being closely monitored to make managing it a little easier, because deploying enterprise software on a large scale is already a big enough task with real costs associated with it. Delivering the best possible user experience by ensuring your environment is performing well will help ensure those costs deliver their best possible return. Check out Lakeside if you want to learn a little more about how Roles or SysTrack can help.
Ryan Wood is a senior engineer at Lakeside.