Availability of Desktop Groups Test

Desktop groups consist of desktops that are pooled, preassigned, or assigned on first use. Each group can contain only one type of desktop. Desktops in pooled groups are allocated to users on a per-session, first-come first-served basis.

This test promptly alerts you to the non-availability of desktop groups that are configured for this broker site.

Target of the test : A Citrix Delivery Controller 5.x

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each desktop group managed by the target XenDesktop site.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the host for which this test is to be configured.


Refers to the port at which the DDC listens to.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Is desktop group available?

Indicates the availability of this desktop group.


This measure reports the values Yes or No to indicate the availability of the desktop group. The numeric values that correspond to the measure values are available in the table below:

State Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0


By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned states while indicating the availability of the desktop group. However, the graph of this measure will represent the availability states using the corresponding numeric equivalents.