MetrixInsight for CVAD

SCOM Management Pack for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Provisioning Services and StoreFront

MetrixInsight for CVAD is a Microsoft System Center Operation Manager Management Pack for monitoring Server Based Computing and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure platforms based on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix License Server, Citrix StoreFront and Citrix Provisioning Services.

The solution visualizes your platform within a single pane of glass to monitor the components of your virtualized End User Computing platform.

No additional agents and no additional Monitoring Platform required. Just purely SCOM.
Citrix XenDesktop XenApp SCOM
We have created a Squared Up Community Dashboard Pack with more than 60 drill-down views to complement MetrixInsight for CVAD. Squared Up is a HTML5, extremely fast, multi-platform web console and it’s a must-have for every Operations Manager deployment.


With MetrixInsight for CVAD for SCOM you are able to integrate, visualize and monitor your on-premise Citrix® Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.x infrastructure. It discovers and visualizes the CVAD stack topologies in a drilldown dashboard using the different layers that exist in a typical End-User-Computing platform deployment and provides the monitoring and reporting services that are essential to keep the platform up and running and your end users happy.



State Monitoring and Alerting

StoreFront Server Groups, StoreFront Servers, StoreFront Stores


State monitoring and Alerting for all discovered objects

License Servers, Licenses


Performance and utilization data collection

Delivery Controllers, Sites, Zones, Hosting Connections


Performance and utilization data collection for lots of discovered objects

Catalogs, Server OS Machines, Delivery Groups


Integration Packs

Provisioning Services Farms, Sites, Servers, vDisks


Integration with your current SQL, AD and WinOS MPs by using our Integration MPs to get even richer topology views.


Integration with Squared Up by using our free available community Dashboard Pack

Alert views, State views



Performance views  

Capacity and performance management reports to analyze trends over time

Topology views


E-mail support

Single-Pane-of-Glass Dashboards


Response time within 24 hours

Product knowledge


Product Updates

Product Knowledge for monitors and alerts to quickly solve problems


Regular product updates with new features and improvements

Operations Center Dashboards

Check out just a couple of dashboards and views for supporting your IT operations.

Reporting for Trend Analysis

Our solution provides extensive reporting functionality to support your capacity and performance management. Check out just a couple of reports to get an impression.


Check out this walk-through to get more details about what MetrixInsight for CVAD monitors.

Why Citrix Director is not enough

Read this article to understand that Citrix Director complements Enterprise Monitoring Systems, like SCOM, but does not replace them.

Also check out the articles about the VDI Like a Pro survey to learn that SCOM clearly dominates as the hot favourite Citrix monitoring platform and is here to stay for a very very long time.

Supported platforms

MetrixInsight for CVAD currently supports the following platforms:

  • On-premise Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7.x deployments
  • On-premise Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x deployments
  • Citrix Provisioning Services 7.x
  • Citrix StoreFront 2.6 or higher
  • Citrix License server 11.11.1 or higher


Our products are licensed on a user volume based annual subscription license model. This means there is no big upfront investment for you, but you pay yearly as long as you want to use our products. We believe this kind of licensing model fits perfect in the Cloud era we live in today.

Our licenses are bound to one or more Citrix license servers within a single SCOM Management Group environment. Based on the type and amount of Citrix licenses you have, you need to select the right subscription plan that fits your needs.

Interested in pricing for our subscriptions? Request a quote or free trial edition.

Release Notes

v1.2.20016.0 (feature update, january 2020)

New features in last feature update (v1.2.20011.0):
  • Added Connected Sessions Performance Rule for Server OS Machines.
  • Added Disconnected Sessions Performance Rule for Server OS Machines.
  • Added Alert Rule for monitoring MetrixInsight for CVAD subscription validity and expiration.

At GripMatix, we believe in no-nonsense tooling to help IT departments leveraging the quality of their infrastructure.