Powerful and Free – Application Profiler
Posted By Niron Koren
February 16, 2017
We are excited to announce the launch of the “Application Load Time Profiler” tool. The Application Load Time Profiler is a free tool that measures the time it takes any Windows application to load and provides a deeper visual analysis allowing you to  understand the reasons causing an application to load slowly. With the release of […]
Get NVIDIA vGPU performance and availability metrics – now in ControlUp
Posted By Andrew
February 13, 2017
Like it or not, we can’t have a conversation these days about desktop virtualization without somebody mentioning GPU. The Concept of GPU use cases are proliferating far beyond graphical work forces to the task workers and beyond. Today I’m happy to share we’ve started our first step in integrating NVIDIA Grid vGPU technology into the […]
Introducing VMWare snapshot management and hardware reconfiguration SBAs
Posted By Ton de Vreede
January 30, 2017
We are happy to announce 5 new Script Based Actions for managing VMWare machines directly from ControlUp Console. Snapshot management VM snapshots are a great feature, but all too often a snapshot has been made by somebody who forgot to clean it up later. In large environments you could end up with multiple snapshots all […]
XenDesktop Broker Integration
Posted By Andrew
September 07, 2016
With the looming release of ControlUp version 6, I’m super excited to talk about the new Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp broker integration built into the console! With this new release, ControlUp will have full visibility of every aspect of XenDesktop and XenApp site health. From VDA’s, to controllers, to databases and services, from a single […]
What’s new in ControlUp Insights
Posted By Dan Levtov
August 27, 2016
Since we first launched ControlUp Insights in early 2016 so much has changed, new reports were added and lots of updates happened behind the scenes. While sticking to our guidelines of keeping it simple, interactive, beautiful and insightful, you may have also noticed a significant performance boost. This is actually due to ControlUp’s investment in […]
Hyper-V real-time performance monitoring and management
Posted By Zeev
August 18, 2016
By now, many people have heard about (and sing the praises of) ControlUp and our unique way of bringing IT insights to sysadmins around the world. In version 4.0, we introduced Hypervisor integration to extend our real-time performance monitoring to the virtualization world, starting with VMware ESXi and XenServer. Now, in version 6, we are proud […]
Analyze HDX Bandwidth
Posted By Matan Nataf
August 15, 2016
We are happy to announce a new script based action package named Analyze Network Issues. The trigger for the announcement is the release of two brand new scripts now available in the ControlUp script library (under Community Actions) and the upcoming release of ControlUp 6.0, which introduces new HDX session bandwidth related columns. This article will cover […]
Troubleshoot and Speed Up Windows Logons in Desktop Virtualization Environments
Posted By Matan Nataf
August 07, 2016
Logon issues are part of the reality of any desktop virtualization environment. Since slow logons are rampant in virtual environments and have a negative impact on user experience and how VDI is perceived in the organization, it is important to minimize the slow logons to the lowest level possible. Let’s explore common reasons for slow […]
Analyzing High Profile Load Time
Posted By Zeev
June 27, 2016
One of the very popular pieces of information that ControlUp provides is insight into statistics of user sessions, especially profile load time during login. In this post, we would like to go through a way of using both ControlUp Insights and the Script-Based Actions in order to identify and troubleshoot high profile load times. Identifying […]
Everything you need to know about the new Citrix MCS IO acceleration
Posted By Andrew
June 01, 2016
With the release of Citrix XenDesktop 7.9, a new feature we’ve all been “keen as mustard” to test is the new Citrix MCS IO acceleration baked into the 7.9 release. If you’re unfamiliar with this functionality, think about the ability to serve burst disk IO directly from RAM instead of slower san disk. Moreover, if […]
New PVS Farm Check SBA
Posted By Andrew
May 03, 2016
Based on the new PowerShell CMDlets for Citrix Provisioning services After much tireless lobbying from CTP’s, particularly from Carl Webster, Citrix have spent the time to convert the old soap / text based PowerShell cmdlets (which were just a wrapper for the mcli command line) to true object based PowerShell cmdlets, complete with help and examples! […]
Logon Duration – Insights from 20 Million Logons
Posted By Eugene
April 17, 2016
A global dataset of Windows logon duration statistics reveals average durations of various stages in the logon process. These global results can be useful as guidelines for IT professionals when setting expectations, goals and budgets. This article presents statistics for every stage of the logon process and elaborates on some of the common misconfigurations that […]
ControlUp’s New HDX Simulator SBA
Posted By Matan Nataf
March 28, 2016
ControlUp exposes a new Script Based Action (SBA) which lays the groundwork for our brand new HDX simulator. This script allows sysadmins to initiate HDX connections to XenApp servers and get back a report about the status of those servers (connection established successfully, or, in case of failure it includes the specific error code that […]
Comparing the performance impact of application layering technologies
Posted By Andrew
March 27, 2016
With 2016 being touted as the “year of application layering” by many vendors and analysts alike, it’s only natural to be having conversations around the many competing products on a weekly basis. If you’re unfamiliar with these technologies, Application layering from vendors such as Citrix, VMware and Unidesk give you the ability to easily install […]