Vendor / FunctionalityeG InnovationsLakeside SystrackSmart-X ControlUpSplunkCitrix Director 2.1 / EdgeSightCitrix Director 7.x
Vendor / FunctionalityeG InnovationsLakeside SystrackSmart-X ControlUpSplunkCitrix Director 2.1 / EdgeSightCitrix Director 7.x
Key Monitoring Tools by Platform
XenApp 6.xDir for 6.5 onlyNo
XenDesktop 5.xLimited scalability for ESNo
XenApp / XenDesktop 7.xNo
Basic Functionality
Server Health Monitoring
ICA/HDX Channel Monitoring
Login Performance (inc. Profile)
Delegated Admins
Additional Modules / Components
Network
StorageNoLimited
HypervisorQ3 2014No
OthersAvailableEndpoints, desktopsEndpoints, ServersAny machine datan/aNetScaler
Requirements
AgentAgent or agentlessDependsBuilt-in
Server/VDI-side changesNoneNoneNoneNoneWinRMWMI proxy
Console Server Resources2 CPUs, 4GB Ram2 CPUs, 4GB Ram8% avc CPU/800MB RAMDependsDependsDepends
Admin TrainingYes, providedMinimalNot requiredYesYesYes
Data
Database TypeSQL Server or OracleSQL Server Express or fullIn-RAM/cloudNoneSQL ServerSQL Server
Retention Period (default)13 months3 yearsUnlimitedForever30 days90 days
Data ArchiveAvailableVia SQLn/aBuilt-inVia SQLVia SQL
Data SecuritySSL, AD integrationFull/end-to-endLogin/encryptionEncryption, certificatesNoneSSL optional
Application Monitoring
App LatencyNoNoNo
App ResourcesNoNo
Launch Frequency
Launch TimeQ2/15Now/HDX Insight
User Sessions
Drilldown into Metrics
Involuntary DisconnectionsNoNo
Recover Version
Printer ErrorsNoNo
Network
Latencyw/HDX Insight
Min/MaxNoNo
IdleNoNo
Identify Network FailureNoNo
Licensing
Users, Servers or EndpointsServers or usersPer desktop, server, RDS# CCUs and adminsDaily volumePlatinum (full features)Platinum (full features)
Separate License ServerNoNoNoNo
Free VersionNoFastTrack (Citrix Project Accelerator)<50 user sessionsYesPlatinumPlatinum
Trial Period30 days60 days30 days60 daysn/an/a
Upgrading to XA/XD 7.x
Same ConsoleNoNo
Same Databasen/aNoNo
Changes to ConfigReconfiguration requiredMinimalNoYesMigration requiredMigration required

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