Smart Scale – Check Machine Registration Status
With this release, Smart Scale will not factor in un-registered VDAs when calculating capacity. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Users cannot connect to unregistered machines, even if the machines are powered on. If you have unregistered machines, use the VDA Health Check is Smart Check to troubleshoot the machine.
Here’s a snippet from the docs:
“Smart Scale works only with machines in a Delivery Group that are registered with the Site. This ensures that only machines that can accept user sessions are included in the capacity for the Delivery Group. If there are powered-on machines in the Delivery Group, but they are not registered with the Site, Smart Scale does not include those machines in the Delivery Group capacity because they are not able to accept user sessions.”
Smart Check – Deleting Checks and Controlling Access
If you are a PowerShell guru who creates custom checks, this feature will get your motor humming. You now can pull down your checks from the Smart Tools catalog. Once you do that, users will lose access to the check. It will be removed from the “Perform Check” drop-down and the “Configure” area in Smart Check. One caveat, you need to un-publish the check first, before you delete it.
Here’s a link to the documentation on this feature: https://manage-docs.citrix.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001578043#update-remove-check
- Describes what happens after check is removed (no longer shows up in other users’ accounts, removed from Perform Checks menu).
- Describes how Smart Check handles removed check if a user is in the midst of running it.
Smart Check — Add up to 500 Alerts and More….
- Alert Definition Template section mentions limit increase to 500 alerts.
- Create new custom alerts mentions how Smart Check recognizes new alerts & includes Important note for maintaining versioned template.
- Modify custom alerts describes how Smart Check recognizes alerts to overwrite & includes steps for uploading modified template.
Smart Check – Clean Executive Summary
With this change, you will only see the last 10 checks that were executed — in chronological order. If you have less than 10 checks, which most of you do, then all of them will be displayed — again, in chronological order. We did this to keep the interface clean and meaningful. Currently, we ship only 4 checks, but there are more on the way. So, we are just getting you prepared for the deluge 😃