Virtual Desktop Logins in Controller Test

This test monitors the logins to virtual desktops managed by the monitored Xen DDC and reports the total count of logins and logouts.

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 the Citrix Delivery Controller v3/4 being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

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

Port

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

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite 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

Current sessions

Indicates the number of user sessions that are currently active across all the virtual desktops.

Number

This is a good indicator of the session load on the desktops.

New logins

Indicates the number of new logins to the virtual desktops.

Number

A consistent zero value could indicate a connection issue.

Percent new logins

Indicates the percentage of current sessions that logged in during the last measurement period.

Percent

 

Sessions logging out

Indicates the number of sessions that logged out.

Number

If all the current sessions suddenly log out, it indicates a problem condition that requires investigation.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the sessions that logged out.