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For us XenApp 6.5 upgraders (Since Citrix is forcing us)

RM where are you now in days?

I am now looking into a free utility called Farm Nanny written by Michel Stevelmans.

Although Citrix EdgeSight is completely packed with features, it is a little top-heavy and personally I still miss the good old Citrix resource manager because it was a quick and easy way to get an overview of what’s going on with your farm and servers.
Sure there are a lot of PowerShell scripts to be found which give you an overview of your farm, but those scripts are just snap-shots of your environment.
What you really need is something that monitors your Citrix XenApp farm in real-time

Farm Nanny is a Citrix XenApp farm monitoring application for XenApp 6 and XenApp 6.5 which will help you with troubleshooting, health checks and resource monitoring.

The following features are currently included:

  • Citrix XenApp farm servers & status
  • Session counter
  • Load by server
  • Active ICA sessions by server
  • Active ICA sessions by farm
  • Disconnected ICA sessions by server
  • Disconnected ICA sessions by farm
  • Logons enabled / disabled by server
  • Load evaluator by server
  • Zone by server
  • Worker Group by server
  • Sortable column view
  • IP addresses by server
  • Available memory by server
  • Available diskspace by server
  • Server uptime

.NET Framework 3.5 is required, but if you are running XenApp 6 or XenApp 6.5, you are also running Windows 2008 R2 which comes the correct .NET Framework by default.

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About CyberRuiz
Highly motivated with over 12 years experience on Citrix/VMWare/Microsoft/technologies. Exceptional communication skills and team player. CCIA – Citrix Certified Integration Architect. CCEA – Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator. VCP – VMWare Certified Professional in ESX 2.x, VI3, VI4 MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

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