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Citrix VDI Monitoring

Babar_Qayyum
DynaMight Guru
DynaMight Guru

Dear All,

Can we monitor the Citrix VDI? if YES

What are the best practices?

Regards,

Babar

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Mike_L
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

You can install a OneAgent to get additional insight into the desktop, and you can also use our Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Extension to get more information about the delivery chain.

Performance clinic: https://info.dynatrace.com/global_all_wc_performance_clinic_sap_citrix_13469_registration.html

Blog post: https://www.dynatrace.com/news/blog/optimize-citrix-platform-performance-and-user-experience-with-dy...

Help information: https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/technology-support/application-software/other-technologies/dy...

Hello @Michael L.

Thank you for sharing the links.

I guess my query was not clear. The customer made a VDI setup on the Windows Hyper-V, so the internal/external users will be landed on those VDI/VMs during the login and then the session/communication will be started from VDI to backend Citrix servers.

How can we monitor such type of setup with the minimum utilization of licensing?

Regards,

Babar

Mike_L
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

From the VDI to the backend Citrix servers the links I added will help you out.

As for insight into the Windows Hyper-V, you could either install a OneAgent into each VDI (a lot of insight but consumes Host Units), or write an ActiveGate plugin to poll out health information from Hyper-V (less insight but also less license utilization).

Hello @Michael L.

Once again, thank you for your suggestions.

It means we can ignore the OneAgent, and the extensions/plugins can provide us the maximum information.

Regards,

Babar

Mike_L
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

Shameless plug: If you want help with the creation of the plugin, you can reach out to our services organization.

Good luck!

Mike

Hello @Michael L.

If I am not mistaken, you are referring to the ActiveGate plugin to poll out health information from Hyper-V.

Regards,

Babar

Mike_L
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

Indeed.

Mike

Hello @Michael L.

Thank you for all this information.

Regards,

Babar