Desktop Applications Test

With Citrix Delivery Controller 5.x, you provide users with access to information by publishing the following types of resources that can be virtualized on servers or desktops:

  • Applications installed on servers running Delivery Controller - 5. When users access them, the published applications appear to be running locally on client devices.
  • Streamed applications installed in application profiles and stored on a file server in your App Hub. Users access the profile and virtualize the applications on their client desktops.
  • Data files such as Web pages, documents, media files, spreadsheets, and URLs. In XenApp, the combined total of data types you publish is referred to as content.
  • The server desktops, so users can access all of the resources available on the server.

All these types of resources are published using a Publish Application wizard in the Delivery Controller -5 console. Such resources that are launched in the Delivery Controller - 5 are called as Published applications.

This test reports the total number of sessions in which, a user has accessed each application published on managed desktops. Only those published applications that are launched from a Citrix client are monitored. If a user launches an application from within a virtual desktop session then it will not show up in the list of running applications. Also note that this is a list of launched published applications, not a list of processes that are running on the desktop.

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 each application published on the desktops managed by the target Delivery Controller.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the DDC for which this test is to be configured.


Refers to the port at which the specified DDC listens to.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total sessions

Indicates the total number of sessions in which a user has accessed this published application.


The detailed diagnosis of this measure provides the details of the published applications accessed by user sessions. Such details include the name of the desktop hosting the application, the catalog to which the virtual desktop belongs, the executable path to the application, the user who accessed the application, the IP address of the client from which the user accessed the application, the start time of the user session, the brokering time, and the desktop license ID.