Feature: UberAgent Windows Monitoring

Citrix, VMware & Windows monitoring on Splunk.

uberAgent is a Splunk agent for Windows end-user computing. It does not just collect data – it gives you the information that matters.

Other monitoring products rely on the performance counters built into Windows. uberAgent has its own metrics, covering key aspects of user experience and application performance.

uberAgent tells you everything you need to know about physical PCs, virtual desktops, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop or VMware Horizon View without affecting your systems’ user density. Whether it’s SBC, VDI or RDS: uberAgent covers it all.

This video explains in 3 minutes why every end-user computing deployment needs uberAgent, be it physical PCs, virtual desktops, Citrix XenApp, VMware Horizon View or Microsoft RDS.

Windows User Experience Monitoring – Small footprint. Big data.

Key features and reporting metrics

uberAgent tells you why logons are slow and what happens during that time. It automatically groups processes into applications, calculating network latency, UI latency, disk latency as well as footprint, inventory and usage data per application. uberAgent also determines GPU utilization and collects browser performance information.

Application Identification
Tired of deciphering cryptic process names? uberAgent’s automatic application identification does not require configuration – and it even works with App-V, Java and Metro/Universal Windows applications.

Logon Duration
uberAgent not only tells you if your logon times are good or bad. It shows you exactly where the time is spent. Is it the user profile loading slowly? Has the logon script become too big? Is Group Policy being processed efficiently?

Network Latency per Application
Oftentimes when applications are performing badly the root cause is an overloaded backend server. Such issues are hard to diagnose. uberAgent makes it a lot easier by showing you how much data was transferred to which backend service and exactly how long that took.

Application UI Performance
Application performance as perceived by end users is crucial for user experience. With uberAgent you can measure it! Application UI latency tells you how long it takes applications to react to user input. Application UI unresponsiveness tracks when application UIs are not responding to user input.

RDS Session Footprint
When sizing an SBC farm (e.g. Citrix XenApp, VMware Horizon) you need reliable data about RAM, CPU and disk usage per user session. Such data can be hard to come by. With uberAgent it is but a dashboard away.

Application Usage
uberAgent easily answers questions like these: How many licenses do we need for application X? How many applications do we have in total? Which applications need to go into the base image and which apps are candidates for application virtualization?

Browser Performance
Browsers have become operating systems of their own. It is no longer sufficient to gather performance data for the browser as a whole. When Internet Explorer’s CPU usage is high, administrators need to understand what caused that. Is it the business-critical ERP site or are people just watching fun videos on YouTube?

System Boot Performance
Boot duration is often equivalent to the number of disk IOs – if you want fast boots you need to reduce the IO count. And uberAgent shows you just what you need to know to do that.

GPU Acceleration
As it becomes more and more common to utilize the GPU for effects, video decoding and even general-purpose computing administrators need a tool that helps them understand exactly how their applications make use of GPU acceleration in order to optimally size the hardware for the workload. uberAgent is that tool.

See the uberAgent website for more information

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