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Smart-X Software Solutions Ltd. The designer and developer of ControlUp – A Super Console for TS and VDI providing a powerful real time performance grid with extensive management capabilities. Established in 2009, by a team of IT experts who have been active in the field of Server Based Computing and System Administration for more than a decade, Smart-X innovative software solutions solve some of the most complex and common problems faced by System Administrators in every industry.

ControlUp BriForum Denver 2015 Wrap-Up

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If you weren’t there this year, then maybe you don’t know that BriForum 2015 was a raging success. As first time exhibitors we received a very warm welcome in Denver, Colorado from the organizers (thank you TechTarget!) and attendees alike.  We learned a lot about trends, the surrounding VDI ecosystem and heard some great presentations. […]

Customer Testimonials

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Video taken at Citrix Synergy 2015 – Orlando, Florida

Troubleshooting Slow Logons via PowerShell

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Learn how to troubleshoot slow logons with a PowerShell script from ControlUp.

Hypervisor End-To-End Monitoring

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This quick video shows you how you can do end-to-end, hypervisor down to individual processes, monitoring and management of your VDI environment.

Braincon ControlUp 4.1 Webinar

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In this German language webinar you will learn about ControlUp 4.1 – including end-user experience metrics.

ControlUp Technical Advisory Board Highlights

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Sure it’s the summer and not the end of the year, but we wanted to share with you now all of the great things that have been happening with the ControlUp Technical Advisory Board over the past year. New Inductee – Andrew Morgan First we would like to welcome Andrew Morgan to the Advisory Board. He joins […]

Top VDI End-User Experience Metrics and How to Measure Them

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When an organization makes the transition from physical to virtual desktops, the IT department must do everything that they can to make sure that the virtual desktops perform as well, if not better than the physical desktops that they are replacing. To do so, administrators have long relied on performance metrics. Today however, there is […]

What Do You Need for VDI Management?

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The ability to effectively manage a VDI environment hinges on having the right tools, but what features and capabilities does an administrator really need? Perhaps a better question to consider is whether the organization needs a VDI management tool, a VDI monitoring tool, or some combination of the two. Although it’s easy to assume that […]

COOL! – IT Personality Quiz Results

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Most of you fell into two major personalities.  As the Rookie you are the newbie on the team, eager to please and crave learning, mentorship and new opportunities  The other half of you are Mentors, you easily rally the troops and lead by example, providing inspiring assertive leadership to get the job done.  Funny how the […]

Smart-X – Citrix Synergy 2015 Wrap Up

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Citrix Synergy 2015 is now a week behind us. We had a great time meeting customers -shout out to Jim Dirkes from Medical University of SC and Paul Varghese and Brad Teter from GEHA, partners, Citrix bigwigs and all of you who stopped by for a demo and a piece of chocolate. Our Tuesday evening […]

Launching VM Remote Console Sessions

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As virtualization admins, there are occasions where a remote console session with a VM is desired or necessary. Normally, that would involve installing/launching the vSphere client, going through all of the authentication steps, navigating to the proper location and launching the client. Of course, you can use the web client and although it takes a […]

Stop Living in the Dark and Start Benchmarking

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It’s probably safe to say that most seasoned IT pros understand the importance of benchmarking the performance of mission critical systems. Benchmarking is the only reliable technique for quantifying system performance and for detecting system bottlenecks. However, you simply can’t rely on the performance metrics provided by hardware vendors because those metrics are going to […]

Citrix PVS Write Cache Size via Powershell

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Matthew Nichols put together a great script with PowerShell and wrote a blog about it called Monitoring Citrix PVS ‘Cache in RAM’ Size. The script that he built, allows you to monitor the PVS RAM write cache size on multiple servers. As you probably know, using the task manager to check usage is not very practical […]

Monitoring Citrix PVS Cache in RAM Size

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In this video we show you how to use a Script Based Action within ControlUp to monitor the amount of RAM used in order to create a typical usage baseline.

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