Citrix Delegated Admin Service Test

The Delegated Administration Service (DAS) stores information about Citrix administrators and the rights they have. Services in the XenDesktop deployment use the DAS to determine whether a particular user has the privilege to perform an operation or not.

This test periodically monitors the connectivity between the service and the database, and the health of transactions performed by the service on the database, so that you can receive real-time updates on the following:

  • The sudden unavailability of connection to the database;
  • Failure of transactions to the database;
  • Delays in the execution of transactions on the database

Target of the test : A Citrix Delivery Controller 7.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 host listens to. By default, this is 80.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Database average transaction time

Indicates the average time taken by the service to execute a database transaction.


Ideally, the value of this measure should be low. A high value indicates that the service is taking too much time to execute transactions on the database; this can cause significant delays in connection brokering.

Is database connected

Indicates whether the database is connected 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 Delegated Admin 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 service may not be able to perform critical database transactions; this may adversely impact the user experience with the service and with the broker as a whole.

Database transaction errors

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


A low value is desired for this measure.

Database transactions

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