Argent for XenServer

Argent for XenServer is more than just a monitoring solution — like all Argent products, Argent for XenServer is a complete automation solution, automating all the essential but labor-intensive chores that all customers must perform to ensure XenServer runs smoothly.

With all the layoffs, there are fewer people to do more work – this is why Argent’s unique Instant Best Practices is essential – who has the time to read White Papers?


All versions of XenServer are fully supported.

Argent’s legendary alerting with 18 different types of alerts is fully integrated into Argent for XenServer.

Argent for XenServer comes with pre-defined SLA reports that can be automatically emailed every morning to show the actual health and performance of XenServer.

What are Instant Best Practices?

What are Instant Best Practices?

Instant Best Practices are Argent’s unique technology that combines the best expert knowledge into one fully-integrated solution.

Until Instant Best Practices, you’d have to read tedious White Papers, download and install quirky scripts, install so-called “Management” packs, find a slew of vendors’ add-ons, etc, etc, etc.

All these tedious chores took you time and not to mention all the finger pointing from different vendors.

Rather than being a manager and looking to move up the food chain, you were stuck wasting your time doing the donkey work of trying to make yet-another badly written script work for your environment.

Argent Instant Best Practices – Ready For Tomorrow

With Argent’s unique technology, hassles are a thing of the past.

There are a lot of critical variables, thresholds, metrics and components you need to be on top of.

But there’s the rub – what variables should you monitor?

Even after you’ve read all the dozens of Technical Papers, Tuning Guides, downloaded all the scripts, you now have to decide what values make sense.

With Argent’s Instant Best Practices, all the donkey work is done for you – Instant Best Practices has all the critical variables and values defined.

In one click you can have Argent Instant Best Practices working for you.

The following is a partial list of installed Rules. Out-of-the-box, Argent handles over 95% of your day-to-day needs.
Argent solves all your day-to-day problems — automatically.

Instant Best Practices for XenServer Hosts

Argent for XenServer monitors all the following critical parameters for hosts, out of the box:

XenServer Pools

  • Overall CPU Usage
  • Overall Memory Usage
  • High Availability Status
  • High Availability Failures
  • Workload Balancing
  • Future Hosts
  • Failover Plans
  • Over-Committed Status
  • Change Status

Storage Repository

  • Physical Size/Allocation
  • Virtual Allocation
  • Free Space


  • CPU Usage
  • Memory Usage
  • Master Status
  • Host Alive
  • Host Status
  • Resident VM Status

Instant Best Practices for XenServer Guests

Argent for XenServer monitors all the following critical parameters for different types of guests, out of the box:

XenServer Guest Performance

  • Overall CPU
  • Overall Memory
  • Network Traffic
  • Virtual Disk Traffic

XenServer Guest Status

  • Crash Dump
  • Power State
  • VM Run Status

Operating System

  • Windows Performance Rules
  • Windows Services Rules
  • Windows Event Rules
  • System Down Rules
  • SLA Rules
  • PowerShell Scripts
  • WMI Scripts