Other F5 Sessions Test

At configured intervals, this test monitors the sessions established by the F5 users using the Access Profiles on the BIG-IP APM and reports the total number of F5 sessions established on the target APM. This way, the test warns administrators of a probable overload condition (if any) caused only by the F5 users. Additionally, the test also reports the count of sessions that were newly established and logged out during the last measurement period. This will enable administrators to analyze the current and potential overload conditions, and take pre-emptive action against the same.

Target of the test : A Big-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Big-IP APM that is being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the host that is being monitored.


Specify the duration (in seconds) beyond which this test should time out in this text box. The default is 10 seconds.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total sessions

Indicates the total number of F5 sessions established through the target BIG-IP APM.


This measure is a good indicator of session load caused by authorized Citrix users.

Using the detailed diagnosis of this measure, you can identify following:

  • User name used by the client to connect Citrix remote server.
  • IP address of the client.
  • Name of the Access profile through which user is connected
  • Virtual server configured on the access profile.
  • Port number of the virtual server.
  • IP address of the Citrix remote server
  • Time duration in minutes since the session has been started.

New sessions

Indicates the number of new F5 sessions established during the last measurement period.


A consistent zero value could indicate an issue such as authentication failure, poor connection, etc.

New sessions percentage

Indicates the percentage of new F5 sessions established during the last measurement period.



Logged out sessions

Indicates the number of F5 sessions that logged out during the last measurement period.


If all the sessions suddenly log out, it may indicate a problem condition that requires investigation.