AppC User Logins Test

By tracking user sessions to the AppController, the AppC User Logins test helps administrators gauge the workload of the App Controller and quickly capture failed login attempts.

For this test to run and report metrics, the App Controller should be configured to create a Syslog file in a remote Syslog server, where the details and status of all user interactions with the App Controller will be logged. To know how to configure the Syslog server where the App Controller will be creating this file, Configuring the Syslog server.

Target of the test : Citrix App Controller

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Citrix App Controller being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the host for which the test is being configured.

Port

The port at which the host listens. By default, this is NULL.

Log File Path

This test reports metrics by parsing a Syslog file. Specify the full path to the Syslog file here. To know how to configure the Syslog server where the AppController will be creating this file, Configuring the Syslog server.

SSL

Indicate whether/not AppController is SSL-enabled. By default, this flag is set to Yes.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite 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

Connected sessions

Indicates the total number of users currently connected to the AppController.

Number

This is a good indicator of the current session load on the AppController.

New logins

Indicates the number of users who logged in during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Percentage of new logins

Indicates the percentage of users who logged in recently.

Percent

 

Session logouts

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

Number

A sudden increase in the value of this measure could warrant closer scrutiny.

Failed logins

Indicates the number of logins that failed.

Number

A low value is desired for this measure.