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Monitoring #Netscaler with Operations Manager 2012 – #SCOM – via @msandbu

August 8, 2013 1 comment

Another great blog post by msandbu!!

This guide has been written with Netscaler build 73 and Operations Manager 2012 SP1 (on WS2012) with the management pack from Citrix.

Operations Manager 2012 supports monitoring network devices either through SNMP (v1, 2 and 3) or through just basic ICMP.
Citrix has made a management pack solution, which you can use to enhance the monitoring capabilities in SCOM.
The pack also includes VMM PRO management pack (Which is not gone through in this guide, just the basic management pack)

The management pack can be downloaded from mycitrix (Requires login)
https://www.citrix.com/downloads/netscaler-adc/components/netscaler-management-pack-for-operations-manager-2012.html

(Just a side note: Comtrade is a Citrix Partner who is currently making a new management pack for Netscaler so stay tuned for the new release )

So when we have a functional Operations Manager server up and running we have to install the SNMP service on one of the servers.
This can be done via Server Manager.

After that is installed go into services.msc and choose “Accept SNMP packets from any host” or just enter the IP of the Netscaler server.
Make sure that firewall on the OpsMgr server allows for SNMP traffic in…

Continue reading here!

//Richard

Citrix Webinar: Increase your Citrix XenDesktop monitoring capabilities using HP Operations Management Software

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Hot tip from Douglas:

Increase your Citrix XenDesktop monitoring capabilities using HP Operations Management Software

Citrix Ready Webinar with ComTrade

Join us to learn how ComTrade’s Smart Plug-in for Citrix (Citrix SPI) helps you measure, monitor and manage XenDesktop and gives you an end-to-end overview from within the HP Operations Manager and HP BSM. During this 45 minute webinar you will learn:

•  Why customers buy SPI for Citrix and how it fits across the XenDesktop architecture
•  How SPI for Citrix discovers your XenDesktop deployment, performs infrastructure health, checks and visualizes problematic areas
•  How SPI for Citrix measures end-user experience, both real-user and synthetically, to help proactively identify issues before they impact your users

All of the above will be supplemented with real-world demos.

Speakers: Craig Ellrod (Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Citrix Systems) and Bogdan Viher (Senior Product Manager, ComTrade)

Date and Time: September 26th 2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

More info and registration here!

//Richard

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