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Status Not under consideration
Workspace ITM-APM Products
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 13, 2021

XenServer ITCAM does not collect CPU and Memory utilization metrics

Hi Support team, this idea is follow-up for the Case TS004347982. XenServer ITCAM does not collect CPU and Memory utilization data from Citrix XenServer Management API. We received the following suggestion from L3 support:


Citrix eventually admit that

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Reading CPU utilization using the API fields has been deprecated since Xenserver 6.1, and are no longer updated because this functionality has been replaced by RRD statistics:

fields for IO bandwidth as part of VIF_metrics, VBD_metrics, PIF_Metrics

class VBD_metrics

class VIF_metrics

field vCPU utilisation as part of VM_metrics

memory_free as part of host_metrics (was internally deprecated)


The deprecation is backdated to Xenserver 6.1 and no longer supported.

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That means those deprecated fields in our XenServer (version : 7.1 Cu2 ) are not supported, and they suggested us to change to retrieve those values using RRD statistics API.


Idea Priority High
Why is it useful?

Daily monitoring of XenServer farm for V-TS customer.

Who would benefit from this IDEA? Every customer that has XenServer farm.
  • Admin
    Ravikumar Ramachandra
    Oct 7, 2021

    recommend not implementing due to dwindling XenServer adoption