Citrix is committed to support the growth of our customers. With that in mind, we bring to you a new set of improved SCOM Management Packs.

The new Citrix SCOM Management Pack 3.12 for XenApp and XenDesktop supports environments that are much larger in scale than supported in the previous releases.

Check out our blog post for the previous release What’s new with Citrix SCOM Management Packs! from February 2017.

Larger-scale, lower-memory footprint, and faster reporting

Citrix SCOM Management Pack 3.12 for XenApp and XenDesktop is an ideal match for customers sites having up to 38K machines and 68 K sessions. Performance improvements in the product have been a constant endeavor since Q3, 2016. Overall, the number of supported machines and sessions is seven times greater now.

The table below shows a comparison of the supported scale of the XenApp and XenDesktop environment since the previous release.

Release Desktop OS machines Server OS machines Concurrent sessions Delivery Groups Applications
Version 3.11 20 000 600 34 000 100 1 500
Version 3.12 36 000 2 000 68 000 300 2 500

You can avail monitoring with just one-fourth the memory consumption on the Delivery Controller compared to the previous release (at twice the scale supported by the previous release, the current release shows half the memory consumption).

For more details on the results of the performance tests for the Citrix SCOM Management Pack 3.12 for XenApp and XenDesktop, see the Performance overview document.

In addition, administrators who generate troubleshooting reports like Server OS Machine performance, Delivery Group Logon details, User Desktop and Application activity will notice significant improvements, as the data availability is ten times faster now.

Zero Day support

As always, the Citrix SCOM Management Packs support latest releases: XenApp and XenDesktop 7.14, StoreFront 3.11, Provisioning Services 7.14, License Server, and XenServer 7.2.

Citrix SCOM Management Pack documentation has the details.

Improved Security

TLS 1.2 support

Customers who have TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol version 1.2 support enabled on their XenApp and XenDesktop, StoreFront or NetScaler environments can use the Citrix SCOM Management Packs to monitor starting this release.

User configurable encryption password

In the Citrix SCOM Management Pack for XenApp and XenDesktop, StoreFront and Provisioning Services we have improved the encrypting of configuration data, with user configurable encryption password. To prevent security vulnerability, administrators now have the possibility to change the encryption password and meet security policies in place.

We are here to delight our customers by solving their pain points

Feedback and possible enhancements to the Citrix SCOM Management Packs usage or features are more than welcome. Comment this blog post with your suggestions.