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Optimizing Citrix® XenDesktop® for High Performance by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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VMware monitoring tools

When monitoring XenDesktop on VMware, take note of the tools mentioned in the following sections:

GUI tools

VMware undoubtedly has the largest array of management products. vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client allow you to connect to a vCenter Server. XenDesktop requires vCenter, so with any proof of concept or deployment you will need vCenter. vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client need to run on a Windows OS on either a physical or virtual machine. vCenter can also run on a physical or virtual machine within ESXi.

The vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client along with vCenter provide some basic monitoring information for memory, CPU, network, and storage of virtual machines.

CLI tools

vSphere supports several command-line interfaces ...

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