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Instant EdgeSight for XenApp

By : Vaqar Hasan
Book Image

Instant EdgeSight for XenApp

By: Vaqar Hasan

Overview of this book

EdgeSight 5.4 is the most comprehensive performance management and reporting solution for the Citrix XenApp infrastructure. Administrators have real-time visibility of session-level performance and visibility of key metrics such as profile load time, login script execution, and so on. It also contains several tools to monitor the XenApp servers and can alert the administrator when the specified alert conditions are met. This book will help you to become proficient in monitoring and generating reports for your Citrix XenApp servers. You will start by setting up the environment for EdgeSight. The book will then go on to discuss the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of the EdgeSight server. Instant EdgeSight for XenApp contains clear and step-by-step exercises which will help you learn how to use EdgeSight quickly and painlessly. You will install EdgeSight and its agents and learn how to configure server settings, user groups and authentication, and alerts. You will also learn how to manage the real-time dashboard and reports, monitor Citrix license usage and reports, and troubleshoot common issues. This book starts with the basics of introducing the EdgeSight component into your infrastructure before moving on to more advanced topics such as troubleshooting. Readers will learn how to use the EdgeSight tools for day-to-day administration tasks as well as how to efficiently monitor the XenApp servers to achieve best performance for their end users.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Managing the real-time dashboard (Intermediate)

The EdgeSight dashboard provides a comprehensive view of the XenApp server's health state in real time. The dashboard queries the agent databases for counter values based on the configuration created by the EdgeSight administrator.

Getting ready

To populate the dashboard, we first need to create a new real-time configuration. Each configuration defines what counters will be displayed in the dashboard. We can create multiple configurations and each configuration will have its own devices. A device can be a member of multiple configurations.

How to do it...

  1. Log on to the EdgeSight website, navigate to Configure | Company Configuration | Real-Time Dashboard, and then click on the New Real Time Configuration button.

  2. Enter a name for the configuration, verify that Take me to the Add Devices and Counter wizard is checked, and then click on the Create the Configuration button.

  3. This takes us to the Edit Devices screen. To populate the list, click on Go button and then double-click on the device name to add it to the Configuration Members list. Click on Next.


    Each configuration can contain a maximum of 20 devices and each configuration can only monitor a maximum of 8 counters.

  4. Checkmark the counter that you want to monitor and enter the threshold value for that counter. Click on Next and then click on Finish.

  5. Click on the name of the configuration you just created. In this case it is Office2010Servers.

  6. Click on Start Updating. To stop querying the devices, click on Stop Updating.

There's more...

If the threshold for a device consistently exceeds your defined threshold, you may use the device troubleshooter icon to further investigate the root cause of the problem.