SPI for Citrix expands the reach of HP Operations Manager to include a comprehensive understanding of the link between XenServer’s physical and virtual compute and storage resources.
INNOVATIVE USE OF SERVER VIRTUALIZATION Monitoring XenServer with Smart Plug-in for Citrix
Smart Plug-in (SPI) for Citrix unifies management of physical and XenServer-based infrastructure around a single console. It expands the reach of HP Operations Manager to include a comprehensive understanding of the link between XenServer’s physical and virtual compute and storage resources.
SPI for Citrix requires a single agent to remotely manage one or more XenServer pools. It provides effective service management for organizations deploying Citrix XenServer and is a key component for organizations standardizing around HP Software in the Operations Bridge.
- unified management: the management of physical and XenServer-based IT infrastructure is unified around a single console, leveraging investments in operations personnel, processes, and procedures
- agent-less management approach: without the required agent software on the hosts it ensures ease of deployment, stability, and no impact when extending or upgrading XenServer infrastructure
- capacity planning: correlation of historical performance information across hosts and VMs allows for detailed utilization and bottleneck analysis thus enabling successful server virtualization through the correct sizing of XenServer infrastructure and optimal VM placement
- intuitive topology: auto-discovered service view reveals XenServer topology and logical dependencies between physical and virtual compute and storage resources; out-of-box integrated tools allow interaction with discovered elements, increasing operator productivity