Citrix Smart Tools

Smart Tools is a set of cloud-based tools to help you speed up and simplify the design, deployment, and management of Citrix solutions across any on-premises or cloud environment. Get the benefits of automation, proactively check the health of your systems, and keep costs under control with on-demand scaling.

Smart tools comprise the following Citrix Cloud tools:

  1. Smart build. Use best practices to securely and reliably deploy Citrix environments:Build new, highly secure deployments with ready-made Citrix blueprints.
    Blueprints for XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile and other components as well as those from Citrix Ready Partners
    Deploy to resource locations in the data center, behind a firewall, or to public clouds.
    Configure operational tasks to schedule backups and other management functions.
  2. Smart migrate. Easily migrate apps, policies and settings to the current version of XenApp and XenDesktop
  3. Smart check. Proactively diagnose and repair issues in your Citrix environments
    Run regular health checks on your XenApp and XenDesktop sites.
    Discover and solve issues before they impact your end users.
    Receive notifications about found issues, the impact, and recommended fixes.
    Maintain control by choosing which updates are deployed and when, using your own processes.
    Aggregate several diagnostic and troubleshooting tools published by Citrix, including Citrix Insight Services.
  4. Smart scale. Automatically adjust server power to control costs of public-cloud deployments.
    Power servers on and off based on usage, load, and peak times to optimize your infrastructure, predict costs, and ensure availability.
    Manage your capacity to accommodate peaks in demand or end-user schedules and behaviors with load- or scheduled-based scaling.

More details about Citrix Smart tools can be found at: You can browse citrix smart tools online with your Citrix Cloud subscription at and

About The Author