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XenServer monitoring

XenServer and Citrix Hypervisor are supported
Implementation is agent less, data sources:
  • Performance data: XCP RRD
  • Configuration data: XenServer commands via SSH

XenServer & Citrix performance monitoring system diagram

Monitored components

  • Host
  • Pool
  • VM
  • Storage

Monitored metrics

  • CPU
  • Memory utilization
  • LAN throughput MB/sec
  • Storage throughput MB/sec
  • Storage throughput IOPS
  • Storage latency

Feature matrix


Pool Host VM
CPU XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring
CPU Aggregated XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring
Memory XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring
Memory Aggregated XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring
Disk Usage XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring
Disk IOPS XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring
Disk Latency XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring
Network XenServer Citrix performance monitoring XenServer Citrix performance monitoring


Collected data set can be enhanced about OS agent which brings these additional metrics:
OS CPU CPU sys, user, IO wait
CPU queue Load avrg, Blocked processes
JOB CPU, Memory
Memory utilization Used, FS cache
LAN (ethernet adapters) MB/sec, packet count
SAN (FC,vSCSI adapters) MB/sec, packets/sec, Latency
Paging space utilization Usage in %
Paging rate MB/sec