Find Monitoring Products for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop – part 2….. An enormous list!!!

Some weeks ago I published this post, listing a few of the monitoring products I saw used by XenApp/XenDesktop sys admins. It was an off-the-top-of my head list, completely uncomprehensive! Since then though I’ve had a number of people send me their recommendations and lists of similar products! The lists from a few have been vast and included many products I’ve never heard of! As such I can’t possible review them or vouch for them but for those looking to evaluate monitoring products it may be useful if they are willing to do their own due diligence!

You can check whether these products are certified by the Citrix Ready program by searching for them on the Citrix Ready Marketplace which lists products that have passed Citrix validation that they interoperate safely with Citrix products. You can find out what the validation tests involve by reviewing the certification kits which are publically available here.

So here is the enormous list!

  • AceLive
  • AppEnsure
  • AppSense
  • BMC
  • CA Nimsoft
  • Cacti
  • Check_MK
  • CitraTest APM
  • Compuware
  • ComTrade
  • Control Up
  • eG Innovations
  • ELK stack
  • EM7
  • Epic’s System Pulse
  • ExtraHop
  • GFI Max Focus / Remote
  • Goliath MonitorIT
  • HDX Insight
  • HP Sitescope
  • IP Mon
  • Kaseya
  • LabTech
  • Lakeside SysTrack
  • Liquidware Stratusphere FIT/UX
  • Login PI
  • login vsi
  • LogRhythm
  • Logstash
  • Manage Engine
  • N-able, N-Central
  • Nagios
  • NetApp balance
  • Netwrix
  • NPM
  • nxlog
  • OOB monitoring
  • Opsview
  • OptNet
  • Paessler
  • Patrol
  • PhP scripts
  • Powershell scripts
  • ProfileUnity
  • Prognosis
  • PRTG
  • RES
  • SAM
  • SCCM, Microsoft System Center
  • SCOM
  • SolarWinds Orion,
  • Splunk
  • TaskNanny
  • TeamQuest
  • Tieto Watch
  • TriCerat Simply Monitoring
  • Uberagent
  • time
  • VCOPs
  • Veeam
  • vFoglight
  • VMTurbo
  • VMTurbo
  • vRealize Operations
  • vRops
  • What’s Up Gold
  • Xangati
  • Zabbix
  • Zenoss

Places to find out more:

  • Jo Harder’s excellent article highlights useful features to compare between monitoring products, as well as covering a few of the popular third-party XenDesktop/XenApp options available.
  • There are plenty of threads to search on the Citrix discussion forums discussing monitoring products e.g. here, or you can start a new thread. These forums are great for getting feedback and opinions from Citrix staff and also customers of their experiences with products.
  • There are also similar threads (such as this one) on the Citrix User Group Forums.
  • I maintain a list of tool resources on my blogsite, here. These lists contain many tools with monitoring/benchmarking functionality.

8 thoughts on “Find Monitoring Products for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop – part 2….. An enormous list!!!

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  1. Great list, Rachel! It’d be more work for you, of course, but having many of these being Web links would be a great addition.


  2. I know… But at the moment very busy and simply didn’t have time to justify days on Google…. One on my backlog… Check out my useful links as focussed on ctx articles and plugging doc gaps…


  3. Your list is far too big – seems to be a list of all system monitoring tools, not Citrix specific ones! Any monitoring tool can be used to check a TCP port and to see if a service is up. That doesn’t make it a good choice for Citrix monitoring. Nagios, Kaseya, Solarwinds, … sorry no!

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    1. Hi Mike,

      My first article was very specific on products I saw a lot, have you looked at that. My colleagues then volunteered those tools real admins were using as well. It would be good to know specifics of why you wouldn’t use those products…. I know a lot of XD admins who love Nagios for parts of their infrastructure…

      Best wishes,


    2. Sorry, I have to disagree, Mike. Sometimes generic tools are good choices for several reasons: 1) People already have them implemented for use in various areas and already understand them and their usage, 2) Why pull in yet something else that can be handled by something that already exists? 2) Some require very limited changes to firewall rules and potentially minimize more complex security issues. 4) Many tools are free as opposed to having to integrate a specialized product at cost and requiring someone to learn and maintain it.

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