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You don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out this one. We all know that Clark Kent is Superman, and that Bruce Wayne is Batman. But unlike Superman or Batman, Citrix Director doesn’t bother with a secret identity. Citrix Director on-premises just puts on its cape to become Citrix Cloud Monitor.

Control and Monitor Virtual Desktops and Applications

For those of you who are new to Citrix Director, it’s a management console in the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops virtualization platforms that enables administrators to control and monitor virtual desktops and applications.

Considering the inevitable shift to the cloud, there has been an increase in adoption of Citrix Cloud services. An industry survey revealed that 45 percent of Citrix customers are considering using Citrix Cloud services. Though adoption is in an early phase, there’s a lot of interest in Citrix Cloud because of its simplicity.

Citrix Cloud simplifies management and maintenance of Citrix components by adopting a hybrid-cloud approach, where many core Citrix components are hosted and managed by Citrix and Citrix customers deploy only the Virtual Apps servers and Virtual Desktops VMs. With secure, anywhere connectivity, uptime assurance of 99.5 percent and global support teams, Citrix Cloud ensures seamless access to apps and desktops.

But are you wondering whether administrators can monitor and troubleshoot applications and sessions deployed on Citrix Cloud? Check out the superhuman-like powers that Citrix Cloud Monitor (aka Citrix Director) gives administrators:

  • Real-time data from the broker agent using a unified console integrated with Analytics and Performance Manager.
  • Analytics includes performance management for health and capacity assurance and historical trending to identify bottlenecks in your Citrix Virtual Apps or Desktops service environment.
  • Historical data stored in the Monitor database to access the configuration logging database.
  • Visibility into the end-user experience for virtual applications, desktops, and users for Citrix Virtual Apps or Desktops service.
  • A troubleshooting dashboard that provides real-time and historical health monitoring of the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service. This feature allows you to see failures in real time, providing a better idea of what end users are experiencing.
  • Alerts displayed in Monitor on the dashboard and other high-level views with a warning and critical alert symbols.
  • When you click numbers on the Dashboard or select a predefined filter from the Filters menu, the Filters view opens to display data based on the selected machine or failure type.
  • The Trends view accesses historical trend information for sessions, connection failures, application failures, application probe results, machine failures, logon performance, load evaluation, capacity management, machine usage, and resource utilization for the site.
  • Autoscale, a power management feature that enables proactive power management of all registered server and desktop OS machines in a delivery group.

To access Citrix Cloud Monitor, log in to Citrix Cloud and navigate to XenApp and XenDesktop service profile by selecting a particular customer and you can see “monitor,” which is simply Citrix Director on XenApp and XenDesktop Service in Citrix Cloud.

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