SD-WAN Applications Test

The Citrix SD-WAN appliance provides visibility to more than 4,000 applications at each network segment and branch to see what is happening inside application suites such as SharePoint Online within Office 365. With the target SD-WAN appliance, the bandwidth is used efficiently and intelligently reserved for critical applications during peak usage times. The amount of data transmitted/received by an application via the target appliance not only affects the user experience with that application, but also user productivity. If the non-critical applications are transferring more data than the business-critical applications, then the key business transactions will be delayed due to the higher amount of data traffic utilized by the non-critical applications. Therefore, it is a good practice to periodically run the SD-WAN Applications test and check the data transmission of each application via the target appliance.

This test auto-discovers the applications that are being accessed via the target Citrix SD-WAN appliance, and reports the amount of data received/transmitted by each application. This way, the test sheds light on the applications that are consuming high bandwidth due to which traffic congestion and slowness are recorded over the network.

Target of the test : A Citrix SD-WAN

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each application accessed via the Citrix SD-WAN appliance.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

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


The IP address of the target SD-WAN appliance for which this test is to be configured.


Refers to the port at which the target SD-WAN listens to. By default, this will be NULL.


Specify the time duration (in seconds) beyond which this test should time out in the Timeout text box. The default is 10 seconds.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Data received

Indicates the amount of data received by this application during the last measurement period.


Comparing the values of these measures across the applications will help administrators to figure out which application consumed more bandwidth while receiving or transmitting data.

Data transmitted

Indicates the amount of data transmitted by this application during the last measurement period.


Total data

Indicates the amount of data received/transmitted by this application during the last measurement period.


Compare the value of this measure across the applications to find out which application transmitted/received a large amount of data.