UPDATE2: I’ve just learned that the beta build of EdgeSight for NetScaler 2.1 will be updated this week with some fixes.
UPDATE: One of my blog readers had an issue getting the GeoData to display correctly. Abhilash Verma who wrote the Citrix blog post below provided the Citrix EdgeSight for NetScaler Administrator’s Guide as a reference. The Geo Data Configuration starts on page 35.
EdgeSight for NetScaler 2.1 is running under beta and everyone is excited about the brand new Dashboard which changes the whole view of how you look at the Applications deployed in your NetScaler infrastructure.
Here is a snapshot of the Dashboard:
The whole Dashboard is divided into 2 parts:
Provides consolidate view of top 5 Applications based on:
- Best Response Time
- Worst Response Time
- Best Page Load Time
All this can be viewed in terms of Chart or tabular format. Following is an example of Best response time in Chart and Table format.
Provides detailed view of Client side stats:
- Client Browser Stats
- Client Operating System Stats
Here is how the distribution looks like:
In today’s world Application visibility is not just limited to local or single location. Response time for clients can vary a lot for location to location based on WAN latency and other factors introduced. EdgeSight supports client specific response time data visibility based on Geo location as well.
View of geographically distributed Users and Application:
Response time for based on Geo location:
This Dashboard would make administrators life much easy with respect to how Applications are performing and how to monitor end user response time. With the level of details on client OS, device and browser one can figure out the usage structure very well.