PART 19 – EdgeSight 5.4 Installation and Configurations

In this post I will show you how to install and configure EdgeSight 5.4 for monitoring your XenApp farm. Prepare a server with IP address

On the Windows Server 2008 R2, ensure that the TimeZone is correct.

Change the time to match that of the Domain Controller.

Configure the TCP/IP

Enable Remote Desktop

Change the Server name and join it to the XALAB.LOCAL domain.

Provide Domain Administrator credentials to allow the server to join to the domain

Click OK

Click OK


Restart the Server

Disable Firewall temporarily.

We are going to install EdgeSight on a separate box. This server is on the same subnet with the XenApp farm network. Later, we will install the Agent on XA server to communicate with EdgeSight.

EdgeSight is being replaced by Director.

Before installing EdgeSight, we need to install MSMQ (Microsoft Message Queuing) feature.

Open Server Manager

Click Add Features, choose Message Queuing. Click Next.

Click Install

Click Close

Now open the Server Manager again

Add Features, choose .NET Framework 3.5.1

Click Add Required Role Services

Click Next

Click Next

Keep default IIS selections

Click Install

Click Close

Open IIS Role, Install the following

Click Add Role Services

Choose the following services



Click Install

Click Close

Prepare the SQL Server.

Create a local account called rsno on the Database server. Add it to the Administrators group.

Log into the SQL Server, launch the SSMS.

Add SQL2K14\rsno to Login list.


Click Server Roles, choose


Insert the EdgeSight DVD, choose Autorun.

Click EdgeSight Server to install.

Choose your language

Click Next on the Welcome screen

Choose the first option

There is a warning about IIS Certificate for SSL. Ignore that, we will resolve it later. Click Next.

Accept the License and click Next

Choose Custom

Choose the DB Server. Note that the SQL Database servers are detected automatically. I really like this! Also choose Windows Authentication for SQL Server.

Click Test Connect

Click Next

Choose Default DB name and click Next.

Enter domain credentials. The following screen is wrong. It should be: ES\Administrator / Pass1234.

Click Validate

Enter the default Database parameter.

Click Next

Click Install

Wait for the installation to take place

Click Finish.

Log in as ES\Administrator. Click Next.

Enter name, time zone, and language

Fill in the info

Fill in SMTP information

Click Next

Click Finish