Citrix Servers Test

This test reports the status of each of the servers in the server farm.

Target of the test : A Citrix ZDC

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each server in a server farm

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 Data collection enabled?:

Indicates whether a server in the server farm is a data collector or not

Boolean

One of the servers in a farm is configured as the data collector for that farm. This measure indicates which of the servers in a farm functions as the data collector.

Server availability:

Indicates the availability of a server in the server farm

Percent

A value of 100 is reported if a server is Online, and a value of 0 is reported if the server is Offline.

Server load:

This value reports the server load as indicated by the Citrix load monitor divided by 100.

Number

The value reported is based on the load evaluators configured for a server. An administrator can choose to configure one or more of several load evaluators that consider the number of users logged in, the CPU/disk/memory utilization, etc. Load evaluators enable Citrix administrators to analyze how effectively and efficiently the Citrix servers in a zone share load. Since the value of this measure is based on the load evaluators, administrators can compare the value reported by this measure across the Citrix servers in the farm, and accurately identify the server that is currently overloaded.

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.