Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:23

Continue to monitor your Citrix NetScalers after December 2021 with SCOM

As you might know, all Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC/NetScaler) 11.x versions will be End of Life after 31-Dec-2021. Make sure you have these business critical systems upgraded to at least 12.1 before this date, to be able to get the latest updates and keep protected from exploits and hacks making use of any vulnerabilities.

If you are using System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) as an Enterprise Monitoring Platform and it includes monitoring for Citrix ADC appliances, you should know that the latest Citrix NetScaler SCOM Management Pack, provided by Citrix, is not compatible with version 12.x and higher, and will not be since this Management Pack is EOL as a whole as well.
GripMatix provides the MetrixInsight for CVAD Management Pack for monitoring Citrix Virtual Applications and Desktops (CVAD) stacks, including monitoring for CVAD itself, StoreFront, Citrix License Server, Citrix Provisioning Services and last but not least, Citrix Application Delivery Controller, formerly known as Citrix NetScaler.
Moreover, we have created a standalone SCOM Management Pack edition for monitoring Citrix Application Delivery Controller appliances, that enables every organization to ensure Remote Work Service Availability and Business Continuity with SCOM as your Enterprise Monitoring Platform. This solution is branded MetrixInsight for ADC and aims to keep your Remote Workers productive 24/7, by monitoring all ADC components that provide Remote Work Services to your employees.
We also have created a Squared Up Community Dashboard Pack with more than 20 drill-down views to complement the MetrixInsight for ADC SCOM Management Pack. Squared Up is a HTML5, extremely fast, multi-platform web console and is a must-have for every SCOM deployment. This dashboard pack along with this SCOM Management Pack is able to give you the full Citrix Application Delivery Controller topology monitoring experience.
We think MetrixInsight for ADC is the perfect and even better alternative to the 'old' Citrix NetScaler SCOM Management Pack. Especially when being used with the SquaredUp dashboard pack.

If you are interested in its capabilities, you can request access to our Experience Center and browse around in a live SCOM and/or SquaredUp environment whenever you like during a month. Or, if you prefer to check things out in your own environment, just get the trial edition and we will assist you whenever you need us.

At GripMatix, we believe in no-nonsense tooling to help
organizations leveraging the quality of their IT infrastructure
and applications and ensure Business Continuity