Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x (Performance Counters)

Version 2

    This template assesses the status and overall health of the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x installed on Windows by retrieving data from performance counters.


    Prerequisites: WMI access to the target server.

    Credentials: Windows Administrator on the target server.

    This template was tested on version 7.5.


    Monitored Components

    Broker: Brokered Sessions

    Brokered Sessions is the number of virtual desktop sessions brokered by the Citrix Broker Service.

     

    Broker: Database Avg. Transaction Time

    Database Avg. Transaction Time is the time on average, in seconds, taken to execute a database transaction from Citrix Broker Service. A baseline needs to be established in the environment in order to accurately establish threshold values. In case the reported values exceed the baseline response time constantly, a potential performance issue needs to be investigated at the SQL server level.

     

    Broker: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether the Citrix Broker Service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    Broker: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing, when executed from Citrix Broker Service. Should be 0 all the time. High values may indicate connectivity issues of the XenDesktop Broker service with the XenDesktop database. In case issues are reported, SQL server and network availability needs to be verified.

     

    Broker: Database Transactions/sec

    Database Transactions/sec is the rate at which database transactions are being executed from the Citrix Broker Service.

     

    Broker: Expired Launches/sec

    Expired Launches/sec is the rate at which virtual desktops timeout waiting on clients to connect to them, as detected by the Citrix Broker Service.

     

    Broker: Expired Registrations/sec

    Expired Registrations/sec is the rate at which virtual desktop registrations with the Citrix Broker Service expire through inactive communication.

     

    Broker: Hard Registrations/sec

    Hard Registrations/sec is the rate at which virtual desktop agents hard-register with the Citrix Broker Service.

     

    Broker: Registration Avg. Request Time

    Registration Avg. Request Time is the time on average, in seconds, taken to process a virtual desktop registration request in the Citrix Broker Service.

     

    Broker: Registration Rejects/sec

    Registration Rejects/sec is the rate at which Citrix Broker Service rejects registration requests from virtual desktops.

     

    Broker: Registration Requests/sec

    Registration Requests/sec is the rate at which Citrix Broker Service receives registration requests from virtual desktops.

     

    Broker: Soft Registrations/sec

    Soft Registrations/sec is the rate at which virtual desktop agents soft-register with the Citrix Broker Service.

     

    AD Identity: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether this service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    AD Identity: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions Errors/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing when executed from this service.

     

    Configuration Logging: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether this service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    Configuration Logging: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions Errors/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing when executed from this service.

     

    Configuration Service: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether this service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    Configuration Service: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions Errors/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing when executed from this service.

     

    Delegated Admin: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether this service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    Delegated Admin: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions Errors/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing when executed from this service.

     

    Environment Test: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether this service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    Environment Test: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions Errors/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing when executed from this service.

     

    Host Service: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether this service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    Host Service: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions Errors/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing when executed from this service.

     

    Machine Creation Service: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether this service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    Machine Creation Service: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions Errors/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing when executed from this service.

     

    Monitor: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether this service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    Monitor: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions Errors/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing when executed from this service.

     

    Storefront: Database Connected

    Database Connected indicates whether this service is in contact with its database (1 is connected; 0 is not connected.)

     

    Storefront: Database Transaction Errors/sec

    Database Transactions Errors/sec is the rate at which database transactions are failing when executed from this service.

     

    This template is based on the following link: http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/citrix-broker-admin-v2-xd7/get-brokermachine-xd7.html.

    Last updated: 8/20/2014