Citrix Session Recording Storage Test

Citrix Session Recording Storage is a folder/directory/volume dedicated on the Session Recording Server to store the recordings received from the Session Recording Agent on the Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop server. As recordings increase with time, the size of the recording folder also grows. If the folder hogs the disk space available to the Session Recording Server, then there will be no room for new recordings on the server. In such a case, the new files will be kept in the receiving queue; if the disk space contention persists, many recordings may even be discarded from the queue and lost permanently. As a result, users may end up viewing incomplete recordings at the time of playback. This in turn will impact the reliability of and user experience with the Session Recording Server. To avoid this, administrators should track the growth in the size of the recording folder round-the-clock. This is where the Citrix Session Recording Storage test helps administrators!

This test continuously monitors the recording folder on the Session Recording Server and reports the count of files available in the folder, the average and maximum file size and the total size of the folder. These statistics help administrators to figure out if the recording folder is consuming disk space on the Recording Server excessively. This will prompt administrators to quickly initiate corrective measures, so that the recording folder always has space enough to accommodate new files.

Target of the test : Citrix Session Recording Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results is reported for the Citrix Session Recording Server 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 the test is being configured.


Refers to the port used by the Citrix session recording server.

Recording Location

Specify the path to the recording folder where the recoded files should be stored. For example, C://sesrecserver/Recording.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total files

Indicates the total number of files available in the recording folder.



Average file size

Indicates the average size of the files in the recording folder.



Maximum file size

Indicates the maximum file size of the recording folder.



Total file size

Indicates the total size of the recording folder.


If the value of this measure grows dangerously close to the capacity of the drive on which the recording folder exists, it implies that very soon the folder will have no space to store new files. In such a case, you can do any of the following:

  • Add extra directories to load-balance across multiple folders
  • Allocate additional space
  • cleaning up the older files (if required)