Thursday, 20 April 2023 14:48

Optimizing User Experience in Citrix VAD or DaaS Environments with Session CPU and Memory Monitors

In Citrix SBC/VDI cloud or on-premise deployments, CPU and memory usage are critical performance metrics that can impact user experience significantly. If one user's session is consuming a large amount of CPU or memory, it can negatively impact the performance of other users hosted on the same multi-session VDA machine. Therefore, it's essential for administrators to be able to quickly identify what user, application and process is causing high CPU or memory usage.

Faster Root Cause Analysis

The Session CPU and Memory monitors, included in MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS SCOM Management Pack, are valuable tools for monitoring the CPU and memory usage of individual user sessions running on single- and multi-session VDA machines. These tools generate alerts when any session exceeds the CPU or memory threshold for a specified number of times during a specified time interval, enabling administrators to quickly identify the user session and process/application that is causing high CPU or memory usage, which could impact user experience directly for the session(s) on the VDA session machine.


Identify poorly optimized applications or processes

In addition to identifying high session CPU and memory usage that may impact the user experience, these monitors can also help identify poorly optimized applications or processes that are not functioning properly in the Citrix SBC/VDI environment. By pinpointing the user session and process/application that is causing the high CPU or memory usage, administrators can take appropriate action to optimize the application or process and reduce overall resource capacity usage across the entire resource layer.

Alerting on high user session CPU usage

Reduce VDA capacity usage and improve user experience

When used together, the Session CPU and Memory monitors provide a comprehensive view of user session performance. By monitoring session CPU and memory usage, administrators can quickly identify and resolve issues, optimizing performance, reducing VDA resource capacity usage and enhancing the overall user experience of the environment.

Some graphing on user session CPU usage

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS

MetrixInsight for VAD/DaaS is a CITRIX® Ready SCOM Management Pack solution for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix DaaS, Citrix License Server, Citrix Provisioning Services, Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler.

It goes beyond Citrix Director and fully integrates your Citrix® Virtual Apps and Desktops, and Citrix DaaS stack into SCOM. It dynamically discovers and visualizes the entire Citrix VAD and DaaS topology using the different layers that exist in a typical End User-Computing deployment and provides comprehensive monitoring and reporting services to keep the end-user computing platform up and running and your end users happy.