Tuesday, 08 November 2022 15:02

Top 5 reasons to monitor Citrix PVS with GripMatix PVS SCOM Management Pack

GripMatix SCOM Management Pack solution for monitoring Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Citrix DaaS, MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS, includes comprehensive monitoring for Citrix Provisioning Services, also known as Citrix PVS.

Check out our top 5 reasons to monitor this advanced Citrix software-streaming technology with GripMatix PVS SCOM Management Pack, to increase your Business Continuity and Performance.

#5 Citrix PVS Store Free Space Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors PVS store available free disk space.

Lack of concerning free disk space could result in capacity issues regarding PVS vDisk operations.

#4 Citrix PVS Store Folder Availability Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors whether PVS Store folder paths which holds the PVS vDisk Stores can be accessed by Citrix PVS.

A store folder path can be unavailable from the perspective of Citrix PVS, because for instance the path does not exist, is not mounted, not accessible due to lack of permissions, or is not reachable on the network.

#1 Citrix PVS Device Retries Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors whether session machines provisioned by Citrix Provisioning Services have high Provisioning Server retry rates during several intervals.

When a Citrix Provisioning Server target streams a vDisk image, it does so by requesting blocks of data from the PVS server, which in turn replies with the requested data. This data is broken down into several packets called fragments. 

A 'PVS device retry' occurs when a target device requests data from the PVS server and one or more data packets do not reach the target. Then the target sends another request for the same data. 

A high retry rate causes lag, slowness, stability issues or even 'hanging' of the streamed target and therefore effects user experience directly.

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#3 Citrix PVS vDisk Replication Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors whether PVS vDisks and associated vDisk versions have been replicated and are available on all Provisioning Servers within the site.

#2 Citrix PVS Write Cache File Size Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors the size of session machine PVS write cache files.

The size of a write cache file has a certain limit depending on the configuration. When the limit is reached, this may result in a system crash.
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Alerting on Citrix PVS Device Retries
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Graphing on Citrix PVS Device Retries
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GripMatix SCOM Management Pack solution for monitoring Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Citrix DaaS, MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS, includes comprehensive monitoring for Citrix Provisioning Services, also known as Citrix PVS.

Check out our top 5 reasons to monitor this advanced Citrix software-streaming technology with GripMatix PVS SCOM Management Pack, to increase your Business Continuity and Performance.

#5 Citrix PVS Store Free Space Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors PVS store available free disk space.

Lack of concerning free disk space could result in capacity issues regarding PVS vDisk operations.

#4 Citrix PVS Store Folder Availability Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors whether PVS Store folder paths which holds the PVS vDisk Stores can be accessed by Citrix PVS.

A store folder path can be unavailable from the perspective of Citrix PVS, because for instance the path does not exist, is not mounted, not accessible due to lack of permissions, or is not reachable on the network.

#3 Citrix PVS vDisk Replication Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors whether PVS vDisks and associated vDisk versions have been replicated and are available on all Provisioning Servers within the site.

#2 Citrix PVS Write Cache File Size Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors the size of session machine PVS write cache files.

The size of a write cache file has a certain limit depending on the configuration. When the limit is reached, this may result in a system crash.

#1 Citrix PVS Device Retries Monitoring

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS monitors whether session machines provisioned by Citrix Provisioning Services have high Provisioning Server retry rates during several intervals.

When a Citrix Provisioning Server target streams a vDisk image, it does so by requesting blocks of data from the PVS server, which in turn replies with the requested data. This data is broken down into several packets called fragments. A retry occurs when a target device requests data from the PVS server and one or more data packets do not reach the target, and the target sends another request or a retry for the same data. 

A high retry rate can cause lag, slowness, stability issues or even 'hanging' of the streamed target and therefore effects user experience directly.

Alerting on Citrix PVS Device Retries
Graphing on Citrix PVS Device Retries

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