Monitoring Citrix License Server
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    Article Summary

    ControlUp supports monitoring the usage of licenses installed on a Citrix License Server. The only prerequisite for this is that the License Server needs to be added as a managed computer to the ControlUp organization. Once the ControlUp Agent is deployed to the License Server and started, the agent starts gathering license usage data and reporting it to the ControlUp Real-Time Console and monitor instances in your organization.

    When you double-click a Citrix License Server machine, the grid displays a Citrix Licenses tab in addition to the default Sessions, Processes, Logical Disks, and FSLogix Disks tabs. When you click the Citrix Licenses tab, the information grid displays the license objects installed on the selected Citrix License Server.

    CitrixLicenses

    Citrix Licensing Columns

    9.0 Beta: Configure Citrix License Triggers

    From version 9.0 beta release, you can configure new advanced and scheduled Citrix License triggers in the Console based on the following columns.

    Column Name

    Description

    CVAD License Server Name New in 9.0 Beta

    CVAD license server name

    CVAD License Product New in 9.0 Beta

    CVAD license product name and model

    CVAD License PLD New in 9.0 Beta

    Technical ID of the CVAD license product

    CVAD License Type New in 9.0 Beta

    Type of the installed CVAD license product

    CVAD Used Licenses New in 9.0 Beta

    Number of CVAD licenses currently in use

    CVAD License Pool New in 9.0 Beta

    Number of licenses in the CVAD license pool

    CVAD % Licenses Used New in 9.0 Beta

    Percentage of CVAD licenses currently in use

    CVAD Total License Count New in 9.0 Beta

    Total amount of installed CVAD licenses for the product

    License Count

    Total amount of installed licenses for the product

    License Pool - Available

    Number of remaining licenses in the license pool that are ready for use

    License Type

    Type of the installed license product

    Licenses in Use

    Number of licenses currently in use

    Licenses in Use Percentage

    Percentage of licenses currently in use

    Overdraft

    Additional 10% licenses granted to support temporary spikes in demand (relevant to XenDesktop with User/Device model only). Click here for official Citrix documentation.

    PLD

    Technical ID of the licensed product

    Product

    License product name and model

    Query Citrix License Utilization in Monitor PowerShell Cmdlet

    You can query real-time data for your license utilization from the monitor machines using our PowerShell cmdlets. The relevant table is Citrix Licenses.

    You can check Citrix licenses by importing the ControlUp.PowerShell.User module and running the following command:

    (Invoke-CUQuery -Scheme Main -Table "Citrix Licenses" -Fields *).Data
    
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    Alerting on Citrix License Utilization

    The Citrix Licenses view does not include a Stress Level column. However, you can still configure ControlUp to send alerts whenever the Citrix license utilization crosses a threshold. Use the Top Citrix License Utilization column in the Machines view and create the Stress Level Settings, as shown below:
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    The settings in the screenshot show that if one of the license pools is at or above 101% license utilization, the load of the Stress Level will increase by one point.

    Use Case

    To learn more about Citrix license monitoring, use our interactive use cases guide:

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