Thursday, 28 September 2023 17:12

Elevating Citrix Monitoring with the SCOM MP for Citrix FAS in MetrixInsight for VAD/DaaS

We’re thrilled to spotlight a notable addition to our MetrixInsight for VAD/DaaS suite: the SCOM MP crafted specifically for Citrix Federated Authentication Service (FAS). The suite seamlessly integrates the entire Citrix® infrastructure into SCOM, encompassing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix DaaS, Citrix License Server, Citrix Provisioning Services, Citrix StoreFront, NetScaler ADC and now Citrix FAS.

Going beyond the capabilities of Citrix Director, we provide a comprehensive monitoring experience. With the introduction of this new SCOM MP, it’s vital to delve into the unique role that Citrix FAS occupies in Citrix ecosystems.

Citrix FAS: Bridging External Authentication with Citrix

While Citrix environments inherently support Single Sign-On (SSO), there are scenarios where Citrix FAS becomes indispensable. FAS is paramount when there’s a need to synchronize Citrix with external identity providers, be it Azure AD, SAML-based systems, or other third-party authentication services. This is particularly crucial for entities that embrace hybrid cloud infrastructures or third-party integrations.

In essence, FAS doesn’t just offer SSO within Citrix but ensures that users leveraging external identity providers can seamlessly access Citrix resources without redundant authentication steps. It's the linchpin ensuring that Citrix communicates effortlessly with the broader IT landscape.

The Value of Monitoring Citrix FAS with our New SCOM MP

Given the pivotal role of FAS in complex authentication environments, monitoring its health and performance is essential. Our new MP delivers detailed insights to ensure FAS is both efficient for users and secure for IT departments.

Feature Highlights

  • Active Sessions Insight: Gain a clear perspective on user engagement to fine-tune resource allocation.
  • Certificate & Authentication Monitoring: Stay ahead by tracking certificate health and identifying potential authentication anomalies swiftly.
  • Real-time FAS Service & Maintenance Updates: Remain in the loop regarding FAS's operational status and any maintenance activities, ensuring uninterrupted service.

A Comprehensive Addition to MetrixInsight

The integration of the SCOM MP for Citrix FAS further solidifies MetrixInsight for VAD/DaaS as a holistic solution for advanced Citrix monitoring needs, especially when external integrations come into play.

MetrixInsight for Citrix VAD/DaaS

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

Going beyond Citrix Director, this solution fully integrates your Citrix® Virtual Apps and Desktops or Citrix DaaS stack into SCOM. It dynamically discovers and visualizes the entire Citrix VAD and DaaS topology, providing robust monitoring and reporting. The result is a stable end-user computing platform, keeping your operations smooth and your users content. MetrixInsight for VAD/DaaS is an essential tool for anyone serious about their Citrix environment.