Apps Test

This test auto-discovers the applications configured on the AppController and reports the number of successful and failed launches per application.

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

Target of the test : Citrix AppController

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results each application configured on the Citrix AppController 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.

Username and Password

To pull out metrics, this test needs to login to the AppController’s management console as a user with Administrator rights to AppController. For this purpose, you need to configure this test with the Username and Password of a user with Administrator rights to the AppController.

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

Number of successful application launches

Indicates the number of times this application was launched successfully during the last measurement period.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to view the names of the users who successfully launched the application, when they launched, and the client/receiver each user used.

Number of failed application launches

Indicates the number of times this application was launched unsuccessfully during the last measurement period.

Number

Compare the value of this measure acros applications to know which application failed very often.

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to view the names of the users for whom application launches failed, when they attempted to launch, and the client/receiver that was used for the attempt.