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Foglight for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp 5.8.2 - Release Notes

Resolved issues and enhancements

Resolved issues and enhancements

This 5.8.2 release of Foglight for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp accompanies the release of Foglight Evolve 9.2 and Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.2. It includes the following resolved issues and enhancements:

  • Fixed an issue when monitoring large XenDesktop Environment it takes a long time to response. (XD-652)

  • Cleaned useless report templates. (XD-654)

  • Discovery wizard will check password length in FIPS-compliant mode. (XD-656)

 


Known issues

Known issues

The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release.

Defect ID

Known Issue

VFOG-12047

The Logon Count Trend and Logon Duration values appearing on the XenDesktop Explorer do not reflect the current application session metric values.

VFOG-7146

When a session is established for a long time, the NetScaler server transfer rate no longer appears in the Summary - Session view.

 


Third party known issues

Third party known issues

There are no known third-party issues specific to this release of the Foglight for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp.

 


Upgrade and compatibility

Upgrade and compatibility

Foglight for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp supports the following versions of XenDesktop®, XenApp®, and NetScaler®.

Component

Supported?

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7 to 7.18

Yes

Note: NetScaler data is not available.

XenApp and XenDesktop 7 to 7.6

Yes

XenDesktop 5

No

XenApp 6.5

No

NetScaler 11 and later

No

NetScaler Enterprise or Platinum Edition 10.5

Yes

NetScaler Enterprise or Platinum Edition 10.1, build 112.15 and later

Yes

 

The following is a list of Foglight product versions and platforms compatible with this release.

Product Name

Product Version

Platform

Foglight Management Server

5.9.7

All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Management Server

Foglight Agent Manager

5.9.7

All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Agent Manager

Foglight Evolve

9.2

All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Evolve

Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

8.9.2

All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

 

To verify the versions of your XenDesktop and XenApp installations:

  1. Open the XenDesktop Studio.
  2. In the left pane, click the parent node Citrix Studio.
  3. In the right pane, open the PowerShell tab and click Launch PowerShell.
  4. Issue the Get-ConfigSite command and observe its output.

 

To verify the version of your NetScaler installation:

  1. Log in to the NetScaler web management console.
  2. Check the top panel for version information. For example:
    Version NS10.1: Build 119.7.nc, Date: Jul 29 2013, 23:52:22

 

To upgrade to the latest version of Foglight for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp:

  1. Download the following packages from Quest Support Portal:
    • Foglight for VMware version 5.8.2 (which includes the vUsage-Feedback-5_8_2.car, DRP-5_8_2.car, Virtual-VMware-5_8_2.car, and Virtual-VMware-Admin-5_8_2.car cartridge files)
    • Foglight for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp version 5.8.2 (which includes the XenDesktop-5_8_2.car cartridge file)
  2. Deactivate all XenDesktop and NetScaler agent instances.
  3. On the Cartridge Inventory dashboard, install and enable the following cartridge files. Do not remove the older version of these cartridges. Install version 5.8.2 over the older version. The sequence of cartridge installation is important because of their dependencies:
    1. vUsage-Feedback-5_8_2.car
    2. DRP-5_8_2.car
    3. Virtual-VMware-5_8_2.car
      Note: After installing the Virtual-VMware-5_8_2.car cartridge, existing vCenter agents (VC agents) must be updated using the Update Agent button in the VMware Environment > Administration tab.
    4. Virtual-VMware-Admin-5_8_2.car
    5. XenDesktop-5_8_2.car

    For cartridge installation instructions, see "Installing Foglight cartridges" in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.

  4. On the XenDesktop Environment dashboard, on the Administration tab, update all of the existing XenDesktop and NetScaler agent instances.
  5. Activate all XenDesktop and NetScaler agent instances. For instructions, see Product Licensing.

 


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