Independent Comparison Review: Citrix EdgeSight vs Goliath Performance Monitor
After receiving quite a bit of feedback from my first post on replacing Citrix Edgesight with Goliath Performance Monitor (GPM), I have decided to create a feature-to-feature comparison between EdgeSight 5.x, Desktop Director/Insight, and Goliath Performance Monitor. With this comparison, it should be clear that GPM is more than capable of replacing your existing EdgeSight deployment and Desktop Director, while a useful utility, it isn’t and wasn’t meant to be an Enterprise monitoring solution for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop.
The following charts show a breakdown of features between Citrix EdgeSight products (not compatiblewith XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x and later), Citrix Desktop Director (see notes about specific version requirements) and Goliath Performance Monitor. A status of ‘Basic’ indicates that there is limited or basic support for that item.
EdgeSight vs Goliath Performance Monitor: Gathering The Performance Metrics
The first category is general monitoring data – the basic metric gathering for the environment. The only area EdgeSight is lacking in this category is hypervisor monitoring.
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