Citrix Health Check

Find out how to improve the performance of your Citrix infrastructure with this consultative service.

Total will analyse your Citrix infrastructure to ensure the design, implementation and service meets your current and future business requirements. You benefit from the expert analysis and advice of an experienced Citrix consultant together with a detailed report providing a prioritised set of improvement recommendations.  

Why would you want it?

Most Citrix implementations aren’t delivering the benefits they could be and even best practice implementations experience service degradation over time. If your environment was implemented more than two years ago are likely to benefit from a Citrix Health Check.

Total’s Citrix Health Check will enable you to resolve problems, prepare for a successful version migration or platform upgrade and optimise performance as part of your service improvement programme.

Total’s Citrix Health Check will thoroughly analyse your Citrix infrastructure. You will benefit from:

  • the expert analysis of an experienced Citrix consultant
  • assessment of your operational management against recommended practice
  • identification of any factors negatively effecting operational performance
  • recommendations to resolve all identified issues
  • professional documentation of your existing environment
  • proposed actions to improve the service being delivered to end users
  • a prioritised action plan.

What Total do

A Citrix Health Check consists of five stages, with a mixture of on-site investigation and off-site analysis and report writing.

1 Planning call
A conference call, led by a Citrix consultant, with relevant management and technical stakeholders (typically an IT or Infrastructure Manager and Senior Citrix Administrator) from your organisation to:

  • discuss any current issues
  • agree objectives
  • plan service delivery.

2 Assessment and analysis
Total employ a process of consultative forensics, discussing operational challenges with your system administrators and analysing data from your existing management systems (such as Citrix AppCenter, VMware vCenter and SolarWinds) to identify any underlying issues.

This includes:

  • reviewing the configuration, inventory and usage data from your XenApp/XenDesktop hosts
  • examining Citrix infrastructure services, including remote access, user management, monitoring and management procedures
  • assessing the performance of interdependent infrastructure (operating system, server and storage platform and networking).

3 Documentation
Total’s consultant will produce a detailed Health Check report documenting your existing environment and providing a set of prioritised actions to improve the performance or your Citrix infrastructure.

4 Submission
Email submission of the Health Check Report to enable you to familiarise yourself with it prior to the review meeting.  

5 Review
Face-to-face presentation of the Health Check findings and discussion of the recommended actions. 

Prerequisites

Successful service delivery requires:

  • a Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop environment
  • a management level sponsor
  • the availability of relevant technical stakeholders
  • administrator access to relevant systems.

Why Total?

Total is highly regarded for its Citrix expertise. Each of Total’s Citrix consultants combine years of Citrix experience with expertise in multiple Citrix technologies and, in most cases, individual certification to the highest level (Citrix Certified Expert). They also have the breadth of knowledge necessary to understand and anticipate dependencies with your broader infrastructure.

Additionally, one of Total’s senior technical experts sits on Citrix’s invitation-only Partner Technical Expert Council (PTEC) – restricted to around 40 of Citrix’s most expert partners from throughout EMEA.

Total has successfully undertaken Citrix projects for public and private sector organisations ranging in size from a hundred up to many thousands of users. Total’s highly sought after Citrix consultants regularly undertake projects for Citrix Consulting and well-known IT service providers.

Total is a Citrix Gold Solutions Advisor: this is one of the top two tiers of the Citrix partner programme with inclusion at the highest level based on exceeding a target for licensing sales. 

What next?

To learn more contact your account manager, submit the enquiry form below or call us on 0845 647 0000*

Downloads

Citrix Health Check Factsheet
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