What’s in your blind spot?  

For the last 15 years we have relied on agent-based solutions to provide us with metrics and visibility into XenApp and XenDesktop related issues.  However, in several instances, your XenApp/XenDesktop environment may not be the issue at all and visibility into other parts of the published applications can still result in the classic Citrix “Get out of Jail Free” card.  While agent heavy solutions have become very popular in the last 15 years, depending on an agent to tell you when your system is having issues is a lot like telling someone to yell for help if they start drowning. Kinda hard to do if you are already under water!

We are also faced with the fact that the Edgesight that we have all come to love/hate will no longer be available after XenAPP 6.5.  In the XenApp world where you are constantly proving the negative, you need a strategy to support your environment beyond what is going on with your specific servers and to begin building out your Operational Intelligence strategy.

In this session, Brandon Shell will moderate a lively discussion of all these issues (and more!) with pioneers, Jesse Rothstein, Jason Conger and Dana Gutride. Among other things, they will discuss:

  • Different methods of gathering information using the latest
  • Incumbent tools from Citrix,
  • Light weight forwarders that leverage Powershell with Syslog and passive network analysis

All this to deliver Operational Intelligence where you can integrate the operationalization of data from a number of sources into a “Big Data” vision to deliver unified metrics from a single console.

Does your APM and Monitoring endeavor include more than a half dozen consoles and an equal number of proprietary data sets?  How do you integrate them into a unified console?  It’s time to talk about Operational Intelligence and challenge the dominant paradigm that is today’s APM.  Join us at Citrix Synergy LA for this lively discussion on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00pm – session SYN503: Data everywhere and still no visibility: how to consolidate your Citrix data for greater insights

John Smith is a Citrix Architect for McKesson Corporation and has over 14 years of experience with Citrix products.  He has architected solutions for the Centers for Disease Control Telework initiatives and has extensive experience in Operational Intelligence, Information Security and Databases.  He hosts two blogs at http://xen-trifuge.com and http://edgesightunderthehood.com

“John Smith will be unable to attend Synergy this year due to a Family related issue and Brandon Shell has agreed to moderate this session in his absence. “