ControlUp Automation – User Input Delay vs Citrix ICA Round Trip Time (RTT)

ControlUp Automation – User Input Delay vs Citrix ICA Round Trip Time (RTT)

Posted By Trentent
How do you measure user experience (UX)? When I worked with end users I used various methods to measure the quality of their experience.  If the user was in close proximity, I would visit them and actually watch them work, otherwise I’d do some sort of screen share.  I found it amazing observing users work […]
ControlUp Automation – Session Timeout Per Application

ControlUp Automation – Session Timeout Per Application

Posted By Trentent
Server Silos  When I was a Citrix administrator, I hated having server silos.   I worked extremely hard to minimize the number of silos in our environment.  This made management of virtual machines easier, reduced configuration sprawl and made the environment more consistent.  This is a very big challenge, though. When you are able to […]
ControlUp Automation – Administrators Dreams come true

ControlUp Automation – Administrators Dreams come true

Posted By Trentent
Wow.  An amazing powerful new feature from ControlUp was released with ControlUp Real-Time Console 7.4.  Automated Actions. This article is going to dive into this exciting new feature and what it is capable of and what value it can offer. ControlUp Automated Actions has several different categories where it can improve the ability of an […]
Introducing ControlUp Automation!

Introducing ControlUp Automation!

Posted By Trentent
Another day, another call had come in.  I knew all too well what this was going to be about.  Our Citrix users were getting an error message when trying to launch their applications.  We encountered this sporadically, but often enough that the process to fix this was well known. This fix was simple, but time […]
Master NetScaler Monitoring with ControlUp

Master NetScaler Monitoring with ControlUp

Posted By Niron Koren
At ControlUp we aim to provide you with the best infrastructure management capabilities for virtual environments, and NetScaler is a critical component for many organizations. ControlUp provides a free NetScaler monitoring tool. Starting with ControlUp 7.1 fully integrated NetScaler monitoring and remediation capabilities were introduced to the ControlUp real-time platform. Let’s take a deeper look at […]
The IOPS Battle Continues: PVS vs MCS

The IOPS Battle Continues: PVS vs MCS

Posted By Niron Koren
Ever since Citrix released the new Provisioning Services cache in RAM with disk overflow there have been some spirited debates regarding the effectiveness of this new feature and it’s potential for the future. In fact, Citrix claims to have put storage vendors “on notice”. Although Citrix has been heavily promoting the new feature, there haven’t been a […]
XenDesktop Broker Integration

XenDesktop Broker Integration

Posted By Andrew
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 […]
ControlUp’s New HDX Simulator SBA

ControlUp’s New HDX Simulator SBA

Posted By Matan Nataf
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 […]
ControlUp Insights – Historical Reporting & Analytics for End-user Computing

ControlUp Insights – Historical Reporting & Analytics for End-user Computing

Posted By Yoni
It’s a big day here at ControlUp! Today we released our new analytics and historical reporting platform, ControlUp Insights, together with a new version of our Real-time console – ControlUp 5.0. Last year, we spent a lot of time speaking with our customers, EUC community leaders and industry experts in order to understand the requirements and expectations […]
VDI Monitoring: What You Don’t Know You’re Missing

VDI Monitoring: What You Don’t Know You’re Missing

Posted By Yoni
How do you know that what you understand to be all-encompassing isn’t actually quite as extensive as you might have thought? Surely when you buy an all-inclusive package, you can feel safe in the knowledge that the words all-inclusive are a dead giveaway. Apparently this is not necessarily true, as while nothing is completely perfect, so this […]
Troubleshooting Citrix PVS Issues with ControlUp

Troubleshooting Citrix PVS Issues with ControlUp

Posted By Yoni
Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) is a popular technology to manage XenApp and XenDesktop images in Citrix environments. PVS enables multiple desktops or servers to boot from a single VHD based image thus simplifying image management and eliminating the need to update and patch individual systems. In this blog post we will cover some common PVS issues and […]
Monitor Citrix PVS Retries with ControlUp

Monitor Citrix PVS Retries with ControlUp

Posted By Niron Koren
If your environment contains a Provisioning Services Server, then you won’t want to miss this Script Based Action (SBA). With ControlUp and this SBA you will know if there is a high amount of Target Device retries. Get PVS Target Device Retries When working with PVS, I/O transactions happen between the local driver on a target device […]