Posted By Trentent Tye

ControlUp 8.1: Enterprises Rejoice!

January 13, 2020

A major new feature with ControlUp 8.1 is scalability of the real-time monitor for up to 100,000 machines! The Challenges of Scaling in Real-time ControlUp is a unique product in that it collects information in a 3-second cadence. I’m going to take a step back and talk about the challenges of collecting information at this […]
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ControlUp 8.1: Horizon Integration
Posted By Tom Fenton
January 09, 2020
Introduction One of the most exciting features in ControlUp 8.1 is its integration with Horizon, VMware’s virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution. VDI has been a huge part of ControlUp’s DNA. With the 8.1 release, we’re adding a healthy measure of Horizon DNA , creating a more robust and adaptable product. With ControlUp 8.1, Horizon administrators […]
Script Action: NetScaler/Citrix ADC
Posted By Esther Barthel
January 06, 2020
NOTE: This post comes from Esther Barthel, MSc, solutions architect, owner of cognition IT, and a consultant to ControlUp. On December 17, 2019, Citrix released a security bulletin detailing a vulnerability in Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC), formerly known as NetScaler ADC, and Citrix Gateway, formerly known as NetScaler Gateway, that could lead to arbitrary […]
ControlUp 8.1 Preview: Advanced Horizon Capabilities
Posted By Dane Christensen
December 13, 2019
ControlUp 8.1’s native integration with VMware Horizon provides Horizon admins with a long list of new capabilities. Last week ControlUp technical evangelists Trentent Tye and Tom Fenton covered those capabilities in a VMUG Virtual event. That session was recorded and VMUG has kindly allowed us to share that recording on our blog. This session covers […]
It’s Time for Automation – Part 3
Posted By Oleg Alter
November 13, 2019
NOTE: This post comes from Oleg Alter, a Senior Product Manager at ControlUp. I was thrilled to learn that since my first It’s Time for Automation blog post, thousands of Automated Actions are in flight in our customers’ environments. Many of those Actions optimize VDI resources and reduce bandwidth by closing unused remote sessions and […]
Read the ControlUp Review in Virtualization and Cloud Review
Posted By Dane Christensen
November 06, 2019
Recently we sent ControlUp Real-Time to Tom Fenton, Contributing Writer at Virtualization & Cloud Review. In response, Tom has written a three-part series detailing ControlUp setup and use in a vSphere environment. The first article covers the installation, configuration and the layout of the ControlUp Monitor Console (CMC). This article also details how the stress […]
It’s Time for Automation – Part 2
Posted By Oleg Alter
October 17, 2019
NOTE: This post comes from Oleg Alter, a Senior Product Manager at ControlUp. In Part 1, I shared with you some really cool scripts written by ControlUp colleagues. I’ve personally tested and verified those scripts, as did others on the team, to make sure that they are rock-solid. Please check them out! If you find […]
New VMware Software-Defined Data Center Solution
Posted By Dane Christensen
October 15, 2019
We are pleased to announce a new product that: Cuts costs and downtime, Maximizes IT control, and, Reduces risk in VMware software-defined data centers. ControlUp Analyzer is deployed as a virtual appliance and allows VMware vSphere™, vSAN™, Horizon, and NSX™ administrators to remove configuration and security risks and provide end-users with a great experience. Analyzer […]
It’s Time for Automation – Part 1
Posted By Oleg Alter
October 08, 2019
NOTE: This post comes from Oleg Alter, a Senior Product Manager at ControlUp. At ControlUp we take IT automation very seriously. The biggest challenge with IT automation is that every environment is unique, complex and ever-changing. Out-of-the-box automation is helpful, but usually covers 70-80% of use cases and often requires expertise to fit the automation […]
Register for the ControlUp Webcast with VMware User Group
Posted By Dane Christensen
September 25, 2019
We’re looking forward to an upcoming VMware User Group webcast on 10/2/19 featuring ControlUp’s Trentent Tye. During the webcast Trentent will cover and demonstrate new ControlUp features and products of special interest for administrators working with VMware Horizon, vSphere™, and vSAN™ environments. During the webcast, Trentent will explain and demonstrate ControlUp’s new native integration with […]
Making a Citrix ADC High Availability Health Checks Easier
Posted By Esther Barthel
September 23, 2019
NOTE: This post comes from Esther Barthel, MSc, solutions architect, owner of cognition IT, and a consultant to ControlUp. A couple of weeks ago, one of my clients experienced some unexpected behavior that seemed to be linked to the High Availability (HA) configuration of their Citrix ADCs. In reaction the client asked me to run […]
Register for the ControlUp Webinar with Citrix User Group Community
Posted By Dane Christensen
September 19, 2019
We’re excited about an upcoming Citrix User Group Community (CUCG) webinar on 9/25/19 featuring ControlUp’s Trentent Tye. During the webinar, Trentent and Citrix CTA Chris Schrameyer will discuss how ControlUp’s new automation engine can solve Citrix issues before they become major incidents—and in some cases before they even happen. Trentent will focus his remarks and […]
Our VMworld 2019 Video Diary
Posted By Leeza Malachevsky
September 10, 2019
In August 2019, over 20,000 of the world’s brightest IT professionals gathered to preview and celebrate VMware’s new and emerging technology at VMworld. For us, VMworld is a chance to catch up with existing customers, meet new customers, and showcase the technology we’ve created to optimize VMware-specific environments. This year, the ControlUp crew gathered at […]
ControlUp Automation – Optimizing 6 Million Sessions
Posted By Trentent Tye
August 27, 2019
ControlUp captures metadata of community members. This leads to innovation like allowing customers to compare their logon times vs the wider community. I reached out to the ControlUp Research team and asked a question that I had been thinking about.  What percentage of users are idle or in a disconnected state over the course of […]