EdgeSight is a service that allows us to monitor things like applications, sessions, devices, license usage, network, etc in real time. Normally we install the EdgeSight service on a dedicated server, installing EdgeSight on a XenApp server is not recommended.
The system requirements for EdgeSight 5.4 can be found here.
Deploying EdgeSight Server Role
Launch the installer within Citrix XenApp 6.5 Installation media
Accept the language options and click Continue
At this point the installation Wizard will be displayed, so let’s continue
Chose the first option “EdgeSight Server Website and Database” option as this is the first EdgeSight installation
A prerequisites check will run and prompt us if there are any issues
Next, let’s accept the license agreement and continue
Keep the Typical choice and continue
We now need to specify the SQL server that we’re going to use for the EdgeSight database
At this point, make sure not to chose the existing Citrix Farm database, but instead provide a database name for the new EdgeSight database
Specify the account that will connect to the SQL database
We can now begin the installation
Once the installation is complete, we can begin with the initial configuration
Once we click on Finish, an initial configuration page will open. We can begin the configuration by clicking Next
Provide the company name, timezone, and language information and click Next
We now need to create the superuser account, fill in the information and proceed to the next step
Next, configure the correct email settings
At this point, we’ll need to make sure we can connect to the license server
Review the information, if all is good, click Finish
Let’s test the login with the superuser account we created earlier
There you go! We can now successfully login!
That’s it, we can now begin configuring all the monitors.