In this paper, we outline the Architectural components and considerations for our Stratusphere FIT and Stratusphere UX products. This paper is intended for technical audiences who are already generally familiar with these solutions and the functionality they provide.
In large IT organizations, monitoring tool sprawl has become so commonplace that it is not unusual for administrators to be monitoring 10 to 50 solutions across various departments.
Unified monitoring solutions like Zenoss offer a cost-effective alternative for those seeking to rein-in monitoring inefficiencies. By establishing a central nerve center to collect data from multiple tools and managed resources, IT groups can gain visibility into the end-to-end availability and performance of their infrastructure. This helps simplify operational processes and reduce the risk of service disruption for the enterprise.
This paper can help you make an effective business case for moving to a unified monitoring solution. Key considerations include:
• The direct costs associated with moving to a unified monitoring tool• The savings potential of improved IT operations through productivity and efficiency• The business impact of monitoring tools in preventing and reducing both downtime and service degradation
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There are many open source
monitoring tools available today that provide a cost-effective alternative for
tackling baseline infrastructure monitoring challenges – Ganglia, Groundwork,
Nagios, Zabbix, and Zenoss Core are just a few.
every tool is right for every environment.
Weighing the strengths and
weaknesses of open-source offerings is essential to determining whether they
will work to meet your specific goals.
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7 are fast becoming the standard platforms for
deploying application and desktop virtualization in today’s expanding
enterprise, they provide a unified platform that makes application and desktop
delivery fast and easy.
utilize the new Flexcast Management Architecture (FMA) as well as several new
features and enhancements to improve the security, manageability and remote
access of your virtual applications and desktops.
In this Citrix-Ready white paper, Top Eight Best Practices for Deploying Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7,
you will discover real-world experiences as well as the top eight best
practices in deploying Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x, including how to:
Numerous components as
well as diverse back-end application elements and user-specific items comprise
today’s complex Citrix infrastructures and all can affect the user experience.
At any given time, one or more of these components may fail or experience an
issue and service organizations spend a significant amount of time and effort
diving into each of the various components in order to properly address and
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comprehensive checklist of monitoring-related criteria that should be
considered as part of due diligence by enterprises and service providers to
effectively manage performance of their complex Citrix infrastructures. Jo Harder, Application and Desktop Virtualization
Analyst, details a checklist for importance level and vendor consideration
broken out into the following categories:
Citrix logon monitoring has been a topic that has been getting a lot of attention. In some domains, users logon multiple times into their Citrix infrastructure. Slow logons affect the user experience and reduce user productivity.
This whitepaper discusses different ways of monitoring Citrix logon times, reviews what is necessary for complete visibility into the Citrix logon process and presents how to diagnose Citrix logon slowness issues quickly to improve the user experience and enhance productivity.
So you’ve invested in virtualization - now what does it take to make
that virtual environment hum? Before, during and after deploying, you
need a modern monitoring solution to ensure you’re getting the most of
your investment. We’ve compiled the 5 keys for conquering downtime and
achieving virtualization bliss.
Zenoss makes managing virtualized environments and virtualization
monitoring easy and less expensive. The Zenoss hybrid IT monitoring
platform allows you to comprehensively monitor resource performance and
availability across the entire stack, including network, storage,
applications and more, regardless of physical or virtual location.
Traditional IT environments, so critical to most businesses, require a great deal of maintenance and monitoring in order to provide high levels of performance on a consistent basis. IT infrastructure includes computer hardware, operating systems, storage systems, and networking components in addition to the business software applications that support critical business functions. Keeping these elements running in harmony requires skilled technicians with in-depth knowledge of their specific segment of the total environment.
On the other hand, the DevOps experience is now more in demand than ever. The single areas of expertise and silos of knowledge are removed with software-defined environments that allow human resources to work together as a tightly bound team. This results in more effective use of resources with a dramatic improvement to development and operational agility. DevOps requirements include automation, integration, monitoring and collaboration within the IT infrastructure. Implementation of this approach nurtures a culture that removes barriers between operations, system administrators, engineers and developers, delivering the best results possible, and improving the value of IT to end users and customers.
There is no right or wrong approach. Winning IT strategies will embrace both cultures in order to maximize effectiveness and responsiveness. This paper will explore what a company needs, or should have in place, to create a DevOps culture capable of working hand-in-hand with traditional IT.
For many developers and system admins, AWS’ EC2 promises ease of deployment and instant scalability. But it also introduces significant changes to coding, deployment and maintenance – leading to performance issues such as unpredictable EBS disk I/O, EC2 instance ECU mismatches, and ELB load balancing traffic latency.
So how should you go about identifying and fixing them? This guide explains how to gain this visibility and details the five top EC2 performance issues to examine:
The virtualization of physical computers has become the backbone of public and private cloud computing from desktops to data centers, enabling organizations to optimize hardware utilization, enhance security, support multi-tenancy and more. These environments are complex and ephemeral, creating requirements and challenges beyond the capability of traditional monitoring tools that were originally designed for static physical environments. But modern solutions exist, and can bring your virtual environment to new levels of efficiency, performance and scale.
This guide explains the pervasiveness of virtualized environments in modern data centers, the demand these environments create for more robust monitoring and analytics solutions, and the keys to getting the most out of virtualization deployments.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
· History and Expansion of Virtualized Environments
· Monitoring Virtual Environments
· Approaches to Monitoring
· Why Effective Virtualization Monitoring Matters
· A Unified Approach to Monitoring Virtualized Environments
· 5 Key Capabilities for Virtualization Monitoring
o Real-Time Awareness
o Rapid Root-Cause Analytics
o End-to-End Visibility
o Complete Flexibility
o Hypervisor Agnosticism
· Evaluating a Monitoring Solution
o Unified View
o CMDB Support
o Converged Infrastructure
· Zenoss for Virtualization Monitoring