The Remote Desktop Services Layer
In most environments, the Citrix XenApp server functions in conjunction with a Microsoft RDS server. To enable the administrators of Citrix environment to monitor the movement and resource usage of the Terminal clients on the Citrix XenApp server, the eG Enterprise system has introduced the Remote Desktop Services layer. Figure 1 depicts the Microsoft RDS server tests that execute on this layer.
These tests are the same as those mapped to the Remote Desktop Services layer of a Microsoft RDS server. These tests hence, have already been dealt with elaborately in the Monitoring Microsoft RDS Servers document. So, let us proceed to look at the Citrix Server layer.