Citrix IMA Test

This test reports various statistics relating to the Citrix Independent Management Architecture (IMA). Citrix IMA is an architectural model and a protocol for server to server communications.

This test reports the IMA-related communications from this DDC. One set of results is reported for each communication initiated by the DDC. 

Target of the test : A Citrix Delivery Controller v3/4

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every IMA communication initiated by the Citrix Delivery Controller v3/4 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

Data received rate

Represents the rate at which data is received by this DDC from another server (i.e., a DDC/License server/datastore) in the farm.


Evaluate the IMA traffic periodically to explore alternative configurations (e.g., splitting a farm) to minimize network overheads. The IMA traffic between servers can be high if the indirect mode of data store access is used - in this case, only one server in the farm directly accesses the data store. All other servers rely on this server to access the data store

Data transmit rate

Represents the rate at which IMA data is sent by this DDC to server (i.e., a DDC/License server/datastore) in the farm.



Network connections

Number of active IMA network connections from this DDC to another server (i.e., a DDC/License server/datastore).