Performance Monitoring Part 9 – EdgeSight vs. Resource Manager for Citrix XenApp
After several articles in this series have covered Windows server in general, I’d like to return to the topic of Windows-based terminal servers. But instead of talking about the concepts, the theory and technology of performance monitoring, this article compares two competing tools for monitoring terminal server environments: Citrix Presentation Server Resource Manager and Citrix EdgeSight.
This article is not meant to compare all available monitoring solutions as both fit in the same niche on the markets. My goal is to urge everybody to drop Resource Manager in favour of EdgeSight.
Introducing both solutions
Resource Manager is a component shipping with Presentation Server for a long time. By installing Resource Manager on a XenApp server, an additional component is responsible for collecting performance data on all servers. This data is aggregated on a daily basis and collected by the Farm Metric Server. This role has a primary and a secondary instance to ensure its availability. The Farm Metric Server stores the data inside the configured database through the Database Connection Server represented by a XenApp server.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Performance Monitoring Part 9 – EdgeSight vs. Resource Manager for XenApp- Nicholas Dille