Citrix Configuration Service Test

The Citrix Configuration Service stores the configuration information related to Citrix services in the broker’s MS SQL database. With the help of this test, you can quickly and accurately isolate slowdowns (if any) that the Citrix Configuration Service experiences while communicating with the database.

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 the Delivery Controller being monitored.

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

Database average transaction time

Indicates the average time taken by the broker to execute a database transaction from the Citrix Configuration Service.


Ideally, the value of this measure should be low. A high value indicates that the Citrix Configuration Service is taking too much time to execute transactions on the database; this can cause significant delays while storing/retrieving configuration information pertaining to Citrix services.

Is database connected?

Indicates whether the Citrix Configuration Service is able to connect to the database or not.


This measure reports the value Yes if the database is connected and No if it is not. The numeric values that correspond to these measure values are as follows:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0


By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values to indicate whether/not the Citrix Configuration service is connected to the database. However, in the graph of this measure, the same will be represented using the numeric equivalents – 1 and 0 only.

If the database is unavailable, the Citrix Configuration Service may not be able to store the configuration of critical Citrix services in the database.

Database transaction errors

Indicates the rate at which the database transactions are failing while the Citrix Configuration Service is executing the transactions.


A low value is typically desired for this measure.

Database transactions

Indicates the rate at which the database transactions are executed by the Citrix Configuration Service.