Stores Test

StoreFront stores enumerate and aggregate desktops and applications from XenDesktop sites, XenApp farms, and AppController, making these resources available to users. You can create as many stores as you need; for example, you might want to create a store for a particular group of users or to aggregate a specific set of resources.

If users complain that they are unable to access a store, administrators should be able to instantly figure what is causing the inaccessibility – is it because the store is unavailable? or is because of the store’s poor responsiveness to user requests? This is where the Stores test helps! This test auto-discovers the stores configured on the Storefront server and reports the availability and responsiveness of each store, so that unavailable and unresponsive stores can be accurately isolated.

Target of the test : Citrix StoreFront Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the each store configured on the Citrix Storefront monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.


The port number at which the specified host listens to. By default, this is 443.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Indicates whether/not this store is available.


The values that this measure can take and their corresponding numeric values are as follows:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Not available 0
Available 100


By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed above to indicate the availability of a store. The graph of this measure however, represents the same using the numeric equivalents only.  

Response time

Indicates the time taken by this store to respond to user requests.


A high value or a consistent increase in the value of this measure is  a cause for concern, as it indicates poor responsiveness.