Viewing the Measures
To view the measures reported by the CitraClientEmulation test, do the following:
- Login to the eG monitor interface as supermonitor with password supermonitor.
From the Components menu, select the Servers option. Once the component list page appears, select the Emulated Client option from the Type list therein, so as to view the current state of all components of type Emulated Client. Then, click the Submit button (see Figure 2).
Figure 1 : The COMPONENT LIST page
The Emulated Client component that we had configured previously will then be listed (see Figure 2.79). Click on the component to view its layer model, tests, and measurements (see Figure 1).
- A timer maps to a step in a multi-step service interaction. eG monitors steps using timers. Figure 2 displays the Availability and Response time of the CitrixConnect step built into the CitrixEx script. This step calculates the time taken by a Citrix user to login to the Citrix application, and reports this time as the Response time. Also, note that all the steps that have been included in the CitrixEx script appear as descriptors of the test (see Figure 2).
Besides the steps that we had explicitly monitored using the script, Figure 2 also displays an additional step named, CitrixEx_Total. This step, which is internally generated by the CitraTest tool, reports the total time taken for script execution as the Response_time. Figure 3 reveals the response time value returned by the CitrixEx_Total step. This is the total time taken to login to the Citrix server, 192.168.10.28:1494, open the Textpad application published on it, add a line of text to the Textpad, and close the application without saving the changes.
- To verify the correctness of the reported values, switch to the system hosting the CitraTest Development environment, and open the CitrixEx script in the script window. Then, open the Timer log by following the menu sequence Results -> View Timer Log.
The CitrixEx.timer.log file of Figure 4 reveals the start time, end time, and the duration of every activity performed by the CitrixEx script. According to Figure 4, the duration of the timer CitrixConnect is 7.7 seconds. Note that the eG monitor interface of Figure 2 reveals the same value.
- Similarly, note the value displayed against CitrixEx Duration in Figure 4. This is the same as the value of the Response time measure of the CitrixEx_Total timer.