Citrix Application Performance Management
Goliath Technologies, a provider of performance monitoring and reporting solutions, has enhanced Citrix application performance management capabilities with support for Citrix XenServer 6.1.
MonitorIT, the performance monitoring and reporting product from the company, is now enhanced with additional capabilities of XenServer 6.1. Goliath offers a combination of agentless and agent based approaches that allow the user to monitor not only the virtual host and machines, but also the applications that reside on the guests.
XenServer 6.1 release contains important Hypervisor API enhancements which are used to deliver great performance insight to administrators. They include the ability to not only gather CPU, Memory, and Disk performance but also trend CPU wait times, host memory reclamation rate, storage latency, IOPS, and I/O wait times.
These capabilities help XenServer administrators quickly identify bottlenecks in their virtual infrastructures. This in turn will help Goliath gather more data and provide customers with better visibility into the health and performance of their hosts, virtual machines, and applications.
XenServer is considered as the hypervisor of choice in cloud and virtual desktop deployments, according to XenServer officials. By optimizing for critical next-generation workloads like MonitorIT, the hypervisor gives users access to the right tools to monitor performance.
“Partners like Goliath provide an important part of the solution set with MonitorIT by offering needed visibility at the host and application layer,” said Tom McCafferty, senior director of Product Marketing for XenServer, in a statement.
Many of the virtual environments only had VMware, so there is increasing requirement for hypervisor capability, said Thomas Charlton (News - Alert), chairman and CEO of Goliath Technologies. “The MonitorIT product already allows the virtualization specialist to manage both environments from one central console.”
“Now, with the enhancements in XenServer 6.1 we can pull similar metrics from both hypervisors, which has been a consistent request from our customers,” Charlton added.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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