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    Citrix PVS Accelerator for XenServer

     

    This template contains performance & statistics counters for monitoring PVS Accelerator metrics implemented in XenServer as a result of integration of PVS Accelerator & XenServer.

    Some of the counters may require manual configuration, such as setting up installation-specific instances, correcting thresholds for the client’s environment, and so forth.

     

    Prerequisites:

    • 1. XenServer 7.5 or 7.6
    • 2. PVS 7.13 or later
    • 3. PVSAccelerator must be enabled on the given XenServer

     

    Credentials: SSH Access to the Linux machine hosting XenServer 7.5 or 7.6.            

     

    Portions of this document were originally created by and are excerpted from the following source:

    https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenserver/current-release/monitor-performance.html

    https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX220735

    https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX220746

    https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenserver/current-release/storage/pvs.html

    https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/provisioning/current-release/configure/configure-accelerator.html

     

    Notes:

    1. 1. Whatever metric you are putting on monitoring, that metric must be available in rrd2csv command output executed directly on XenServer.

    If you don't find the required metric in above command output, then there must be 2 reasons. Either that metric is not enabled or that metric settings are not configured.

     

    1. 2. To find the list of metrics which you can monitor, you need to run the below command directly on the XenServer.

    xe host-data-source-list hostname=<XenServerHostname>

    If you see the required metric in point above command output but not in rrd2csv command output, then it means you need to enable that metric. Here is how you can enable that metric:

    xe host-data-source-record data-source=metric name host=hostname

    Once the above command is successful, that metric should be seen in rrd2csv command output.

     

    1. 3. If you don't see the required metric in point 2 commands output then that metric is not configured. You need to check with your XenServer/PVS administrator to configure the settings required for that metric.
    2. 4. As Citrix Server itself is Linux based, this template will be running against the Linux agent.


    MONITORED COMPONENTS

     

    PVS-Accelerator Eviction Rate

    This monitor provides the Bytes per second evicted from the cache on given XenServer host.

    Unit: Bytes Per Second

    Input: XenServer host name for which data has to be fetched

     

    PVS-Accelerator Hit Rate

    This monitor provides the Reads per second served from the cache on given XenServer host.

    Unit: Reads Per Second

    Input: XenServer host name for which data has to be fetched

     

    PVS-Accelerator Miss Rate

    This monitor provides the Reads per second that cannot be served from the cache on given XenServer host.

    Unit: Reads Per Second

    Input: XenServer host name for which data has to be fetched

     

    PVS-Accelerator Traffic Clients Sent

    This monitor provides the Bytes per second sent by cached PVS clients on given XenServer host.

    Unit: Bytes Per Second

    Input: XenServer host name for which data has to be fetched

     

    PVS-Accelerator Traffic Servers Sent

    This monitor provides the Bytes per second sent by cached PVS servers on given XenServer host.

    Unit: Bytes Per Second

    Input: XenServer host name for which data has to be fetched

     

    PVS-Accelerator Read Rate

    This monitor provides the Reads per second observed by the cache on given XenServer host.

    Unit: Reads Per Second

    Input: XenServer host name for which data has to be fetched

     

    PVS-Accelerator Saved Network Traffic

    This monitor provides the Bytes per second sent by PVSAccelerator instead of the PVS server on given XenServer host.

    Unit: Bytes Per Second

    Input: XenServer host name for which data has to be fetched

     

    PVS-Accelerator Space Utilization

    This monitor provides the Percentage of space used by PVSAccelerator on this host, compared to the total size of the cache storage on given XenServer host.

    Unit: Percent

    Input: XenServer host name for which data has to be fetched