What is Citrix Resource Manager and Installation Manager?

Citrix Resource Manager (RM) is a tool that is used to manage resources on single or multiple MetaFrame servers. RM enables the ability to collect, display, store, and analyze data about system performance, application or process use, and user activity. RM provides real-time system monitoring, reporting of system activity, and billing reports to charge users for use of resources using a summary database.
In XenApp5 Resource Manager is moved to EdgeSight. We cannot connect to RMSummaryreport database from XenApp5. But still we can see some of the reports from Report Center in Access Management Console. One of the important reports is Policy Report.

Installation Manager will not be in the part of Citrix installation setup. It should be downloaded from the Citrix website and installed separately. We need to have PowerShell already installed in the server. Install the IM component in the workstation/system you want to manage from and the IM utility in the XenApp servers. After installing the we can access it through the Windows management console. We can select the shared .msi file path from where the application to be deployed and the server and the time of installation. We can also schedule command-line task to install .exe files or to run some commands or queries in the servers


About Murugan B Iyyappan

Working as a Consultant - Citrix solutions architect with 18 years of experience in the IT industry. Expertise in Citrix products and Windows platform.
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