So I have been toying around with this idea for a long time. I actually started this project roughly 1 year ago but never got around to actually finishing it.... until now!
The function is simple; A very basic vista gadget that uses MFCOM and pulls back a few stats from a single farm.
The use case is mostly a novelty but I thought it would be fun to create!
Enough with the background, onto the gadget!
Citrix XenApp SDK: 4.0,4.5,5.0
Server: Windows 200x
Citrix XenApp: 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
Download the gadget using the link at the bottom of this post. Once downloaded simply open the file and it will prompt to install.
Once installed you should see the gadget appear in your lists of gadgets:
It does require the XenApp SDK from Citrix which can be download here.
Once you have the gadget and the SDK installed you can add it to your sidebar. From there open the settings menu (wrench icon when hovered over the gadget), input the name of a server in the XenApp farm you want to monitor and select your refresh interval. Depending on the size of the farm the lower settings may take too long to return values before the next refresh occurs. If this happens adjust the setting with what works best.
Please keep in mind that the gadget must be running within the context of a user that is a XenApp farm admin AND has the proper DCOM permissions on the server you configure within the settings.
I am working to update the gadget which will make it a bit more useful. Expect to see flyouts for each stat section.
- Servers flyout: Will show a list of all servers in the farm and allow quick export of the list
- Sessions flyout: Will show a list of the session in the farm along with basic details.
- Farm Load flyout: Will show Farm load by Server and/or Zone
Also working to pull back the total license count and the licenses in use. This is a bit more difficult since this requires some parsing of the data to properly ensure only XenApp licenses are returned.
- Quick User Search : Allow a quick search for a user in the farm
- XenServer Gadget: Pull back basic stats for XenServer
Don't want to give away all of the secrets but I am working on a number of other useful (free) utilities, more on this soon!
FarmMonitor.gadget (27.8 KiB, 3,018 hits)