Citrix Host Service Test

The Citrix Host Service manages host and hypervisor connections. This test tracks the transactions executed by the Citrix Host 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 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 Host Service.


Ideally, the value of this measure should be low. A high value indicates that the Citrix Host Service is taking too much time to execute transactions on the database.

Is database connected?

Indicates whether the Citrix Host 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 Host 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 Host Service may not be able to perform some of its critical functions, thereby affecting the overall health of the broker.

Database transaction errors

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


A low value is typically desired for this measure.

Database transaction errors

Database transactions:

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