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Citrix Director Plugin Model

Citrix Director Plugin Model
If you use the Citrix Director web-based management console to keep XenDesktop and XenApp sites running well, you may want to add customized fields to the monitoring tool. Why?

For most organizations, it is often a requirement to add some customized fields on the monitoring tool. For example, you may want to expose the SNMP traps information from Director Server as a JSON API. Or perhaps you would like to show extra information on Director UserDetails page.

This post explains how to do that by writing Director Plugins.

Citrix Director is designed so that we can add our own plugins. There are 2 types of Plugins, Backend Plugin and UI Plugin. When we have to expose any extra information as a JSON API calls, backend Plugin mechanism can be used. If we want to display extra information on the Director UI or if we wish to show other console on Director then the UI plugin is used.

Director Plugin Architecture

As the diagram shows, Director can load Internal and external…

Read the entire article here, Citrix Director Plugin Model

via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

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