The vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter collects Citrix XenDesktop inventory information from the broker agent and collects metrics and performance data from desktop agents. The vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter sends that information to vRealize Operations Manager. The information is displayed in pre-configured XenDesktop dashboards in the vRealize Operations Manager user interface.

The vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter runs on a cluster node or remote collector node in vRealize Operations Manager. You can create a single vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance to monitor multiple XenDesktop 7.6 sites. During broker agent configuration, you pair the broker agent with a vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance.

If you are monitoring multiple XenDesktop sites, you can pair the broker agent installed in each site with the same vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance as long as the total number of objects that the vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance handles does not exceed 10,000. You can create more vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instances on different remote nodes to support large scale environments.

Important:

Creating more than one vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance for each cluster node or remote collector is not supported. Also, creating more than one vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance for each site is not supported. vRealize Operations for Published Applications 7.6 adapter cannot monitor the XenApp 6.5 environments.

If your vRealize Operations for Published Applications environment resembles one of the following configurations, VMware recommends that you create the vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance on a remote collector node.

XenDesktop deployments with multiple sites

To improve scalability, create the vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance on a remote collector node to offload processing from the vRealize Operations Manager cluster data nodes.

Remote datacenters

To minimize network traffic across WAN or other slow connections, install a remote collector node with a separate vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance in remote datacenters. Pair each vRealize Operations for Published Applications adapter instance with the broker agent that is located in the same remote datacenter.