So, you’re making the move to Windows 10. It’s practically inevitable, right? Well at Citrix, we have the industry’s most complete digital workspace solution for delivering Windows 10 (and any other OS or app for that matter). And once your shiny new virtual Windows 10 desktops are made available to users, it’s the day-to-day ongoing maintenance and operations tasks that you and your team will be involved with throughout the environment’s lifecycle. No worries. We’ve got you covered. Let’s take a look at a few of the key offerings for monitoring those Windows 10 desktops, associated resources and the users who use them.

Director

With Director, our web-based daily management console, you can view trends on desktop resource utilization, peak user connections, logon performance and more. Build custom reports from a comprehensive historical data set and import data to third-party applications as required with ODATA. Configure alerts on metrics such as number of failed machines and network latency and receive notifications when warning and critical thresholds are hit. Help users resolve issues with integrated support for Microsoft Quick Assist (formerly Windows Remote Assistance). Ready to take your Windows 10 monitoring to an even higher level? Explore our APIs and SDKs in the Citrix Developer site. Integrate Director with your ticketing or CRM application for desktop assignment, performance and availability tracking or usage information. The possibilities are limitless.

SCOM Packs

Passionately loved by customers and partners, the Citrix SCOM Management Packs extend SCOM to provide comprehensive, end-to-end monitoring of the Citrix Workspace. It provides in-depth analysis and insight into not only the VDI components, but also the hypervisor, networking, mobility and data sharing aspects as well. It starts with a detailed topology diagram of your environment that is automatically built out from discovered objects. You are able to dive into component health to quickly prevent and resolve issues with the Health Explorer. Also, you can configure alerts, assess performance, and establish and track SLAs as well – all from within the SCOM Console.

Solutions Pack for OMS

Operations Management Suite (OMS) is the latest cloud-based Monitoring as-a-Service (MaaS) offering from Microsoft. We are proud to be among the first vendors to extend this offering with a preview of our Solutions Pack for OMS. Monitor the user logon experience, tracking such things as logon time trends and failed connections. Ensure optimal delivery group utilization and capacity planning. Build dashboards and create queries as required to really own the data and ensure you are delivering the best possible Windows 10 user experience across a wide array of endpoint devices.

Session Recording

Video capture and playback of user sessions that is ideal for compliance, training and troubleshooting purposes. Policies define how sessions will be recorded and if users should be notified or not. When playing back recorded sessions, a timeline is shown visually displaying which portions of the recording have session activity and which do not – making it quick and easy to pinpoint areas of interest. Session Recording for virtual Windows 10 desktops is a key monitoring differentiator when compared to traditional local Windows 10 desktops. It’s simpler, centralized and more secure by design.

Comprehensive Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Monitoring from Citrix

I hope you found this brief overview into monitoring your Windows 10 rollout with Citrix helpful. For more information on management and monitoring, please refer to https://www.citrix.com/virtualization/monitoring.html. It’s also worth noting that in addition to our own monitoring solutions, there is an entire Citrix Ready Marketplace of monitoring solutions from leading vendors that add even more functionality and value. So whatever your specific monitoring needs are for Windows 10 in your virtual workspaces, know that Citrix has you covered. For more information on the complete Citrix Workspace solution overall, please visit https://www.citrix.com/products/citrix-workspace/.

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