Netscaler releases!

So alot is happening on the Netscaler front from Citrix this day!
Citrix just released a new build version for all of their platforms.

The latest build is 120.13
Which can be downloaded from here –> (Requires mycitrix)
This includes some new features in the wizard for XenDesktop and the setup wizard and alot of bug fixes.

Citrix also released a new version of Insight Center (Still not for hyper-v) but this comes in version 120.13 as well (so it looks like Citrix is releasing Insight at the same time a new build for Netscaler is released)

But Citrix hasen’t released the release notes for 120.13 yet so hard to know what is new Smilefjes
There is some of the new features in the download page.

With this release we extend the Insight visibility offering from Web traffic (Web Insight) to HDX traffic (HDX Insight) analytics.

It will now collect ICA AppFlow records generated by NetScaler ADC appliances and populate analytical graphs over Layer 3 to Layer 7 statistics. The HDX Insightwill provide in-depth analysis over real time and historical data across last 5min (real time) and last one hour, one day, one week, one month as historic data.

You can download it here –>

Citrix as well! released a new management pack for Netscaler 10.1 which also supports 2012 SP1 but they haven’t released a new documentation for it but still it offers a lot of new options.  You can download it here –>

Anyways interesting times ahead! still waiting for Insight center to be released for hyper-V ! Smilefjes

#insight-center, #management-pack, #netscaler

Monitoring SCCM 2012 via SCOM 2012

Monitoring SCCM 2012 via SCOM 2012.

Quick blog, but im going to go trough the setup that is needed in order for your opsmgr to monitor your confmgr site.
First of you can download the MP either via the Console itself ( as we did for SQL server in my previous SCOM blog ) or you can go to this URL

Easiest is via the console, but when you do that you don’t get the documentation included just the MP files.
So go the the Administration tab –> Management Packs –> choose the add button from catalog.

Here you can just type “Microsoft” in the search menu and all the available MPs from Microsoft will appear,
now I select those MPs I want to download and click OK.


I Also downloaded some Active Directory and other MPs for later preference.
After you have downloaded them you have to import them to OpsMgr.

SCCM 2012 consists of 4 files. So I’m going to import them.


So after I’ve imported them & they are installed I get a new monitoring view for (System Center Configuration Manager 2012)


For the Configuration Manager monitoring pack to discover objects, you must turn on Agent Proxy on every site server except for the primary site and the central administration site.
Then it might take some time before your CM components appear in the Opsmgr site.


After that is done, you can go back to the monitoring tab and choose under SCM 2012.
Hierarchy Diagram. This will give you a diagram over your SCCM site.


If you right click on one of the component servers and choose health explorer you can get a more detailed view of the OpsMgr monitors.



If we take a look at one of the components that OpsMgr monitors.


Lets see if it works properly, so head over to the Configmgr server and stop the SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER and lets see if OpsMgr reports as it should.


And there we go, the OpsMgr alert triggered. So we go back to the ConfigMgr server and start the service again, the alert should auto resolve.

#management-pack, #opsmgr-2012, #sccm-2012-monitoring