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How to monitor XenServer health?

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I'm trying to figure out a good way to monitor the physical health and performance of servers running Citrix XenServer.
Anyone have experience with this and anything to recommend?

We are mainly operating in the SMB segment, therefore price is an important consideration.

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Roger
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Depends on what you mean by health.  If you want to be alerted when certain thresholds are exceeded, you can setup montiors within server montioring in the citrix access management console (in 4.5 or higher) or by right clickinging a server and add metric (within 4.0 or 3.0)  You can set thresholds and be alerted if it exceeds these thresholds (like memory usage or cpu usage)  in 4.5 and higher you can even have it perform certain actions if it exceeds these thresholds (restart a service ect ect).  If you would like to trend performance over a period of time and arent looking to spend any additional $$ I use perfmon or the "web interface for resource manager" by jason conger www.jasonconger.com .  Now the web interface for rm only works on citrix 4 and 3.
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Hi

I'm sorry if that wasn't clear, but I'm looking for monitoring software to monitor the underlying hardware and XenServer virtualization software, not the virtual servers on top.
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I recommend looking at Nagios (http://www.nagios.org/) and this site for the XenServer plugin:
http://community.citrix.com/display/xs/A+pool+checking+plugin+for+nagios
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