ShutdownPlus Rolling Restart
ShutdownPlus® Rolling Restart™ manages restarts for XenApp and XenDesktop server farms, places servers into separate groups with their own restart schedules, and restarts them without impacting users or babysitting by administrators.
Made for 24x7 environments, Rolling Restart is professional restart software that implements a centrally-managed console with a full GUI. The console arranges servers into groups, each group having its own restart schedule with zero end-user impact using Silent Mode™, a feature that has been in the software for over 13 years. Group and server arrangements are based on advanced logon time distributions (Uniform, Normal, and Poisson) that optimize and maintain 'n' and 'n-1' server loads. Rolling Restart has never been a script, so it avoids the overhead, maintenance, and problems that go hand in hand when using a script. There are hundreds of individual pre-restart checks and timed functions used in our software that can’t be done in a script, no matter how complex it is. Using Rolling Restart gives you the stability and experience of over 13 years with installations at Fortune 500 and worldwide companies. Server licenses are as low as $25/server. All versions of Windows and Hypervisors are supported, and it is Citrix Ready for XenDesktop 7.0 and all versions of XenApp.
Reliable restarting and it frees up my timeI’ve been doing Citrix admin work for about 12 years, and to restart servers I’ve either used the built-in restart, a scheduled batch file, or I manually did it, but I've been looking for a better way to do it. I downloaded a script, but there was no support and little customization. And I don’t have time to figure out scripts and modify them. So I found this program and all I have to say is wow! It was easy to setup and I have total control over server restarts from one spot. Now my customers don't even know their servers are being restarted, which took some getting used to, because I've always notified users before restarting them. I highly recommend this product to restart servers!