Product Documentation

What's new

Nov 27, 2017

Citrix SCOM Management Pack 1.13 for StoreFront introduces the following new or enhanced features:

  • Support for Citrix StoreFront versions. Citrix SCOM Management Pack for StoreFront now supports StoreFront Versions 3.13.
  • New StoreFront SSL Certificate Expiration Monitor. Monitors the validity of the certificate used for SSL connections to StoreFront. The monitor periodically queries the SSL bindings on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) running StoreFront and checks the corresponding certificate expiration dates.
  • Probing StoreFront user configuration check.  The StoreFront probing user must be correctly configured in the Citrix Management Pack Configuration tool to enable probing of the StoreFront store services availability and the response time. The Check Requirements task of the Citrix SCOM Management Pack for StoreFront is now extended to check whether the probing user is configured correctly. This check helps administrators identify StoreFront probing user configuration issues easily.

Known issues

The following is a list of known issues in this product version:

  • Issue ID: SCOM-1200
    Symptom: After installing the Citrix SCOM Management Pack for StoreFront, the states of correctly operating StoreFront computers are shown as Healthy only after the second discovery interval; until then the states are shown as Not monitored. After the second discovery interval, all objects get discovered. Restarting the SCOM agent does not resolve the issue.
    Action: None. There is no workaround available.
  • Issue ID: n/a
    Symptom: For a monitored Citrix StoreFront server where StoreFront software version 2.0 or 2.1 is installed, the following notification is sent:
    The "StoreFront MP" service on computer '' status is not operational.
    Agent Error: 'Workflow ID: agent-service-info-discovery
    Status: successful
    Error Message:
    Workflow ID: server-discovery
    Status: failed
    Error Message: The PS object does not have an 'IsAnonymous' property'.

    Operations Manager Health Explorer shows a healthy state for this server. If you run the Check Requirements and Configuration task for the server, it completes without errors.
    Action: Upgrade your Citrix StoreFront software to version 2.5 or later.
  • Issue ID: SCOM-217 (4285)
    Symptom: Store service probe fails and reports the No request token choices available or There is no ExplicitForms protocol in request token choices or the location is not provided error.
    This product version supports only the explicit method (user name and password) of the store service authentication.
    Action: Enable the explicit authentication method for the authentication service. For this purpose, create a new user account that has logon permission on the store. The user account does not need administrative privileges. Enter credentials of the user account using the Citrix Management Pack Configuration tool of Citrix SCOM Management Pack for StoreFront. For instructions, see Setting up probing user accounts for StoreFront availability in Install and Configure.
  • Issue ID: SCOM-2284
    Symptom: If you override the AgentInstallationSource parameter with a different source in the Install Citrix MPSF Agent or the Check Installation Prerequisites for Citrix MPSF Agent, the task might fail with a "Management server not found" error message. This error might occur if the PowerShell version is version 2 or earlier.
    Workaround: Install Citrix Management Pack for StoreFront Agent manually on the StoreFront server instead of using the tasks, or upgrade PowerShell to version 3 or later.

Fixed issues



Note: Product versions earlier than 1.5 were released under the name Comtrade Management Pack for Citrix StoreFront.

Upgrade is available only from versions 1.4 and later. During the upgrade process, the included management packs of the earlier product version are automatically upgraded; their prior removal is not required. Your management pack customization is preserved.

For upgrade instructions, see Upgrading in Install and Configure.