Citrix FAS Servers Test

After you install the Citrix Federated Authentication Service on a server, you must specify the full DNS addresses of the FAS servers in Group Policy. At any later point in time, an administrator can modify the details of FAS servers configured via Group Policy, using the Set-FasServer powershell cmdlet. In particular, the administrator can enable/disable maintenance mode for a FAS server, so that the server rejects new connections (callers will fail over to different FAS servers).

To know which FAS servers configured via Group Policy have maintenance mode enabled, use the Citrix FAS Servers test.

This test discovers the FAS servers that have been configured via Group Policy and reports whether/not the maintenance mode has been enabled on every FAS server.

Target of the test : Citrix Federated Authentication Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of the results for each FAS server configured via Group Policy

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed. By default, this is set to 5 minutes.

Host

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

Port

The port at which the specified host listens.

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

Is in maintenance mode?

Indicates whether/not maintenance mode is enabled on this FAS server.

 

If maintenance mode is enabled on a FAS server, then this measure will report the value Yes. If the maintenance mode is disabled, then this measure will report the value No.

The numeric values that correspond to the aforesaid measure values are as follows:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure will report the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate whether/not maintenance mode is enabled. However, in the graph of this measure, the same will be indicated using the numeric equivalents only.

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know the FAS version and the index number that the Group Policy object has added to the FAS server.