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Acceleratio SysKit

Introduction

In an earlier article series (“Selecting a Monitor Solution for SBC/VDI Infrastructures”), I discussed the monitor solutions market for SBC/VDI environments. One of the main takeaways was that monitoring is becoming more and more important within organizations. This was already recognized for back-end infrastructures, but now also front-end infrastructure (which is key to accessing the back-end) monitoring is higher on the list at many organizations. Within the monitoring market, a large number of vendors are active, all with their own perspective on monitoring. Monitoring goes from showing real-time information to giving insight in historical reports about the environment. A product that both offers real-time and reports is Acceleratio SysKit (formerly known as Terminal Services Log), which focuses on SBC infrastructure. In this review, I’m going to take a look at this product.

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Ensuring a operational Citrix infrastructure with Goliath Logon Simulator

Any system administrator has encountered this situation at least once–arriving to the office in the morning and at the entrance you are already told that users cannot logon to Citrix.

When you are at your desk you quickly identify the issue and solve it as well. However, not everyone is happy about the fact that this was not noticed and solved proactively before users were actually starting with work.

Since you cannot simulate the whole user logon process at the moment, it is difficult to be proactive in this kind of situations. In this article, I will show you how the Goliath Logon Simulator for Citrix can proactively solve this situation.

Goliath’s Logon Simulator is integrated within the Goliath Performance Monitor (GPM) suite, but is also available as a separate product. Using it in combination with GPM offers the biggest added value, as you also have lots of insights about the sessions and the health of the Citrix infrastructure.

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Selecting a Monitor Solution for SBC/VDI environments Part 4: EG Innovations

In earlier articles of this series we discusses how to select a monitor solution for Server Based Computing (SBC) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI). In that article series I described getting to a shortlist of products. The products on that shortlist should be investigated in more detail and check if and how the products meet the wishes created earlier.

The article series is based on a real life scenario I did at one of my customers. For that real life case we created a shortlist of four product, from which I tested three completely in a test environment. In this part I’m describing my experiences with one of the products: EG Innovations.

Keep in mind that this is not a full review of a product, but I will touch the parts that are interesting for SBC/VDI infrastructures. Most information will be based on Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop as that was the software running at this customer, but I will also mention other SBC/VDI products possibilities if applicable.

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Selecting a Monitor Solution for SBC/VDI environments Part 3: uberAgent

In earlier articles of this series we discussed how to select a monitor solution for Server Based Computing (SBC) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI). In that article series I described getting to a shortlist of products. The products on that shortlist should be investigated in more detail and check if and how the products meet the wishes created earlier.

The article series is based on a real life scenario I did at one of my customers. For that real life case we created a shortlist of four product, from which I tested three completely in a test environment. In this part I’m describing my experiences with one of the products: uberAgent.

Keep in mind that this is not a full review of a product, but I will touch the parts that are interesting for SBC/VDI infrastructures. Most information will be based on Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop as that was the software running at this customer, but I will also mention other SBC/VDI products possibilities if applicable.

Read more: Selecting a Monitor Solution for SBC/VDI environments Part 3: uberAgent