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Citrix MP Part Three
So I would be remiss to come to MMS and not try to corner the Citrix guys, in their big corner booth, over the debacle that is the Citrix Management Pack...

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SCOM and the Citrix MP

Let me just begin by saying : AAAaaaaaarrgh!

Now I feel better.

If you’ve made any attempt at implementing the MP for Citrix you likely share my pain. The dreaded “WBEM_E_Failed” error or the “Received error: 0x800a138f: 'ZoneName' is null or not an object” has likely become your nemesis, if you haven’t given up on the MP entirely. CitrixNotReady

I gave up on it for quite some time, until some new members came on board our Citrix team and said “You know, those counters in SCOM wouldn’t be so bad to have.” I expressed my earlier pain with the MP, and how we finally decided that it didn’t add much value over what was available natively in the Citrix tools. The response was, essentially, “No, really. We think we’d like this if it worked, and didn’t alert every thirty seconds for something trivial. You’re the SCOM guy, this is a SCOM thing. Make it work.”

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