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Gain insight into your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments
The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops extensions allows you to monitor your Citrix environment.
You can choose to have a holistic view of your Citrix environment, monitor individual Virtual Delivery Agent machines or both.
The extension can be deployed in two different forms:
This mode captures Real User Monitoring data from the individual VDAs. Some Windows Performance Counters are also collected.
In this scenario, you must have an OneAgent deployed to each VDA. The recommmended activation flow for this scenario is:
You can check that a certain VDA can be monitored by the extension by:
Get-WmiObject -Class Citrix_Euem_RoundTrip -Namespace root\citrix\euem
Get-WmiObject -Class Citrix_Sessions -Namespace root\citrix\hdx
These commands must return some data about the user session.
Deploy Dynatrace > Monitor a custom application
Monitor custom application
Under Infrastructure -> Extensions chose Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and click Create monitoring configuration
Infrastructure -> Extensions
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Create monitoring configuration
Select which hosts you want to monitor, these are your Citrix VDAs.
Monitoring Mode: Citrix VDA
Custom Application ID: The ID of the custom application you created in the previous step
Capture User Data: whether to capture Usernames and IP Addresses or not
After a couple minutes, if ICA Sessions are running on these VDAs you should see data being captured in the Custom Application you created.
This mode captures metrics about your entire Citrix Environment using the Citrix Powershell SDK
In this mode the extension runs from a single machine where Citrix Studio (or the Powershell SDK) is installed.
To test that a machine can run this mode, execute commands below on powershell (as a user that can run Citrix Studio):
# replace localhost with the address of your delivery controller if necessary
Get-BrokerSite -AdminAddress localhost
Select which host you want the extension to run from, the one where the Powershell SDK is available
Monitoring Mode: Citrix Powershell SDK
Citrix Powershell SDK
Username: an user that can run the citrix powershell sdk commands, it can include a domain example: my.company\my.user
Password: for the user defined above
Metric collection frequency: how often metrics should collect data
After a couple of minutes, metrics should be ingested for your Citrix environment. You can use the built in dashboard to access these metrics
Below is a complete list of the feature sets provided in this version. To ensure a good fit for your needs, individual metrics can be activated and deactivated by your administrator during configuration.
The simplest way to capture all observation signals automatically and in context.
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