4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2014 10:25 AM by astral

    How do I monitor Citrix?

    astral

      Hi. I need to monitor and analyze Citrix traffic and I am not sure where to start. 

       

       

      Versions :

      Orion Platform 2013.2.1,

      IPAM 4.0, NCM 7.2.2,

      NPM 10.6.1,

      NTA 4.0.3,

      UDT 3.0.2,

      IVIM 1.9.0,

      VNQM 4.1

        • Re: How do I monitor Citrix?
          darragh.delaney

          Hi astral,

          When you say you want to analyze Ctitix traffic, what sort of detail are you looking for? Do you just want flow type information (IP addresses, volumes) or do you want to do a deeper dive into the taffic and report on applications and associated metadata?

           

          Darragh

            • Re: How do I monitor Citrix?
              astral

              Thank you for your reply. I need to do both.  Especially with in house applications that we use.

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                • Re: How do I monitor Citrix?
                  darragh.delaney

                  First up if you have not done so already you may want to consider virtual IPs. More reading here  - http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX111898

                   

                  That will give you network data to work with as you will be able to see what session is connecting to what. Next up you would need to monitor the traffic going to and from your Citrix servers. Either use flow capture if your switch supports it or setup a SPAN or mirror port. Looks like you have NTA already so you could use this to process the flows or if want want to look further into the traffic try something like LANGuardian. It does deep packet inspection to extract metadata from packets and integrates with Orion

                   

                  NPM 11 may be another option if you are after application names and timing info.

                   

                  As each session will have its own IP you can cross reference your AD logs to see what user is associated with the activity

                   

                  Hope this helps,

                  Darragh

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