Citrix Application Load Test

This test reports the load on all the applications hosted in the server zone.

Target of the test : A Citrix ZDC

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results is reported for each application/server pair (i.e., the descriptors of the test indicate the application:server name).

Configurable parameters for the test

  1. TEST PERIOD – How often should the test be executed
  2. Host – The host for which the test is to be configured
  3. Port – Refers to the port used by the Citrix server

Measurements made by the test

Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Is load normal?:

Indicates whether the load on the application (on the specific server indicated by the descriptor) is normal or not.

 

The values that this measure can report and the numeric values they indicate have been listed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure can report the Measure Values mentioned above while indicating whether the load on the application is normal or not. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents i.e., 0 or 1.

Is application overloaded?:

Indicates whether the application running on a server is overloaded or not.

 

The values that this measure can report and the numeric values they indicate have been listed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure can report the Measure Values mentioned above while indicating whether the application running on the server is overloaded or not. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents i.e., 0 or 1.

Is application out of licenses?:

Indicates whether the server is running out of licenses or not.

 

The values that this measure can report and the numeric values they indicate have been listed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure can report the Measure Values mentioned above while indicating whether the server is running out of licenses or not. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents i.e., 0 or 1.

Is disabled?:

Indicates whether the application has been disabled for the server or not.

 

The values that this measure can report and the numeric values they indicate have been listed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure can report the Measure Values mentioned above while indicating whether the application has been disaled for the server or not. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents i.e., 0 or 1.

 

Troubleshooting the Failure of the Citrix Application Load Test on Citrix XenApp Server v6 (and above)

Citrix Load Management is handled by the load evaluator, which is simply a set of rules that determine a particular server’s “score”, or current load value. It is the “score” that determines how load is distributed within the server farm. Load evaluators can be applied to servers and/or published applications.

In Citrix XenApp v6 (and above), the load evaluator is set only at the server-level and not for the individual applications that have been published on the server. This is why, the Citrix Application Load test fails on Citrix XenApp server v6 (and above). To avoid test failure, you need to manually set the load evaluator for each application published on the Citrix XenApp server v6 (and above).