Citrix Environment Test Service Test

The Citrix Environment Test Service provides tools to test and inspect the state of a XenDesktop installation at different points during and after configuration and install.

This test tracks the transactions executed by the Citrix Environment Test Service on the broker’s MS SQL database server, and reports errors/delays (if any) in the transactions.

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 number 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 database transactions.


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 Environment Test 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 broker 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 Environment Test 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 Environment Test Service.