Citrix Farm Licenses Test

This test reports the license usage of a Citrix server farm.  This test tracks both the product and connection license for a zone.

Target of the test : A Citrix ZDC

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every license

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

Pool licenses in use:

One of the main purposes of a Citrix server farm is to reuse/distribute licenses across servers. This metric reports the number of licenses in use.

Number

 

Pool licenses available:

This metric reports the number of pool licenses that are available for use by servers in the server farm.

Number

 

Pool licenses usage:

This metric reports the percentage of pooled licenses that are in use.

Percent

If the pool license usage reaches close to 100%, the server farm may be running out of licenses.

 

Assigned licenses:

Besides pooling licenses, Citrix allows the licenses to be assigned specifically to different servers. Licenses assigned to a server cannot be reused by other servers. This metric reports the number of licenses assigned to a server.

Number

 

Assigned licenses in use:

This metric reports the number of licenses assigned to a server that are in use.

Number

 

Assigned licenses usage:

This metric indicates the percentage of assigned licenses that are in use.

Percent

A value close to 100% indicates that there may not be sufficient assigned licenses to handle user requests.