Heads up! Citrix Smart Check introduces diagnostics uploads and custom checks and alerts – deep dive (and video) included
Throughout the last couple of months, I have written multiple posts on Citrix Smart Tools, with a special interest in Smart Check. Have a look here and here. Not that long ago I had a short talk with Mathew Varghese, the Director of Product Management for Smart Tools and Insight Services, which also includes Scout. He told me about, and showed me some interesting features that are coming to Smart Check, not that long from now (Q4).
A short resume
Smart Check is delivered from the Citrix Cloud – it’s cloud only, in that respect. However, it can be used to check on-premises environments as well as any cloud environment you might have, as long as they’re running XenApp and/or XenDesktop 7.6 or above. While Smart Check, together with tools like Scout and Insight Services (which I’ll discus shortly) are ideal to use in troubleshooting scenarios, it’s even better when used proactively to check the health of your Citrix environments.
Smart Check aggregates multiple diagnostics and troubleshooting tools into one. It checks all the main FMA services, Delivery Groups and missing updates for both XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 and beyond. Though, support for additional Citrix components like StoreFront and PVS are coming, as is support for products like NetScaler, XenServer and more. And while today most of the advanced diagnostics and analytics still come from Citrix Insight Services, the idea is to build all of CIS’s capabilities into Smart Check going forward.
via Bas van Kaam at basvankaam.com