ControlUp Deep Dive – Triggers & E-mail Alerts

This blog post will highlight ControlUp’s incident trigger and e-mail alerting feature. By exploring the ins and outs of the feature, along with its major use cases, we will demonstrate how to create a specific incident trigger using a typical use case. Covering the entire process from start to finish, we will also explain how […]

Comparing Office 2010 performance – XenApp 6.5 (2K8R2) vs XenApp 7.5 (2K12R2)

Microsoft Office is the most popular office productivity suite in corporate IT environments. Citrix XenApp, a popular application virtualization platform in corporate environments is commonly used to deliver Microsoft Office applications to end users. The Citrix XenApp server hosts applications, such as MS Office, on a centralized server and allows users to connect and work with […]

ControlUp 4.0 – Introducing vSphere and XenServer Support

During the last couple of years, ControlUp has received excellent feedback regarding its real-time performance views and advanced management features. However, one question kept popping in almost every webinar, conference booth visit or online product demo – “When will I be able to view and manage my virtualization hosts using ControlUp?” Well, with the release of ControlUp 4.0 it’s […]

How to Create User Session Activity Reports with ControlUp 4.0

User session activity reports are quite popular in RDS/VDI environments these days and are one of the most requested features in any monitoring and management solution. At ControlUp, we deal specifically with these end-user computing environments where customers host their end-user sessions and applications, themselves. As a result, we understand how valuable user session activity […]

ControlUp – VMworld 2014 Wrap-up

This was the first year we sponsored VMworld and it was a great experience! We arrived in San Francisco on Saturday and had a chance to explore some of the nice sites the city has to offer. Sunday (Partner day) I attended some EUC related sessions and was excited about the CloudVolumes announcement and the general hype […]

ControlUp and Horizon 6 Real-Time Management

This blog will discuss VMware’s new ‘Horizon 6’ offering and how it helps customers manage RDS and VDI environments with its built-in consoles. Additionally, we will look at how ControlUp complements Horizon 6 admins by aiding in troubleshooting performance issues in real-time and managing end users. Horizon 6 Now Supports RDSH VMware recently announced the […]

ControlUp and Missing EdgeSight Features in Citrix Desktop Director

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon post by Rob Beekmans discussing some important Citrix EdgeSight 5.4 features that seems to be missing in the new Desktop Director / EdgeSight solution in XenDesktop 7.1 and XenApp/XenDesktop 7.5. After reviewing the views and features of Desktop Director in a lab environment (based on a XenDesktop 7.5 installation) I […]
Citrix Monitoring 3rd Party Tools Review by Jo Harder

Citrix Monitoring 3rd Party Tools Review by Jo Harder

Last week Jo Harder, a senior virtualization architect, released a blog post and a white paper on Citrix Monitoring 3rd party tools that complement the existing EdgeSight/Director offering. I think Jo did a thorough work covering the major players in the market and I want to thank her for allowing us to publish parts of the white paper in this […]

ControlUp – Citrix Synergy and E2EVC Wrap-up

This has been a very busy week! Sponsoring both Citrix Synergy in Anaheim and E2EVC (formerly known as PubForum) in LAX was a great experience. We got tremendous feedback from existing ControlUp customers, potential customers, Citrix CTP’s and other community members. After arriving to LA in Monday morning I managed to catch the Geek Speak Tonight event and […]

Display and Compare Process DLL’s

Hi, ControlUp users! Today I want to briefly discuss a new Community SBA that was posted recently, “Display DLLs loaded by process”. We had a request to be able tell which DLLs are loaded by a given process. Why would we want to do that? It seems that sometimes a program may be misbehaving on […]

ControlUp 3.0 Deep Dive – Script Based Actions

Script Based Actions was mentioned in my ControlUp 3.0 overview blog as one of the new major additions in ControlUp 3.0, this blog post will provide an in depth coverage on the new SBA feature. SBA’s allows ControlUp admins to extend the built-in management actions library by importing PowerShell, VB or batch scripts into the console. This […]

ControlUp 3.0 Celebratory Webinar Summary

The last few months have been very busy for us here at Smart-X. The team worked long days and nights to put the final touch on our latest release – ControlUp 3.0. We could not have asked for a more successful reception than the one we got with the Webinar we did together with Trond […]