Independent Review: Goliath for NetScaler v4
This independent review of NetScaler v4 is republished on our blog with permission from Marius Sandbu, Certified Administrator NetScaler & Sr. Systems Engineer. The original post appears on Marius’s blog.
Today, Goliath Technologies is releasing version 4.0 of their Goliath for NetScaler product, which is packed with new features. Up until now Goliath has focused presenting AppFlow data and the critical metrics to measure end-user experience of both ICA traffic and Web insight to the IT-administrators responsible for. AppFlow can be used to essentially measure two types of metrics, either HDX data which is typical ICA-proxy traffic, where it measures ICA latency, bandwidth usage and so on. There is also the other metric which is Web insight. With Web insight we get a constant flow of information about which clients are connecting, where they are connecting from, what resource did they request and so on.
This information is crucial to measure for instance if:
- Are users suffering from bad user-experience or timeouts?
- Are users getting 404 error messages from the web service?
- Is our web service good enough for mobile devices?
But! Appflow is just a small part of the puzzle. AppFlow measures the traffic going from the client to the backend resource, it does not however measure the state of the NetScaler as traffic goes through, so if we have some users complain about web sessions timing out, or ICA sessions freezing we will not get a good explanation why from AppFlow, because this might be because the NetScaler has too much traffic to handle, or the CPU usage has gotten to a point where it cannot process packets.
Read the entire article here, Independent Review: Goliath for NetScaler v4
via the fine folks at Goliath Technologies