Citrix Measurements

LoadRunner's Citrix Server monitor provides you with information about the application deployment usage of the Citrix server during a load test scenario execution.

Non-Virtual Counters

Measurement

Description

% Disk Time

The percentage of elapsed time that the selected disk drive services read or write requests.

% Processor Time

The percentage of time that the processor executes a non-Idle thread. This counter is a primary indicator of processor activity. It is calculated by measuring the time that the processor spends executing the thread of the Idle process in each sample interval, and subtracting that value from 100%. (Each processor has an Idle thread which consumes cycles when no other threads are ready to run.) It can be viewed as the percentage of the sample interval spent doing useful work. This counter displays the average percentage of busy time observed during the sample interval. It is calculated by monitoring the time the service was inactive, and then subtracting that value from 100%.

File data Operations/sec

The rate that the computer issues Read and Write operations to file system devices. It does not include File Control Operations.

Interrupts/sec

The average number of hardware interrupts the processor receives and services per second. It does not include DPCs, which are counted separately. This value is an indirect indicator of the activity of devices that generate interrupts, such as the system clock, the mouse, disk drivers, data communication lines, network interface cards and other peripheral devices. These devices normally interrupt the processor when they have completed a task or require attention. Normal thread execution is suspended during interrupts. Most system clocks interrupt the processor every 10 milliseconds, creating a background of interrupt activity. This counter displays the difference between the values observed in the last two samples, divided by the duration of the sample interval.

Output Session Line Speed

This value represents the line speed from server to client for a session in bps.

Input Session Line Speed

This value represents the line speed from client to server for a session in bps.

Page Faults/sec

A count of the Page Faults in the processor. A page fault occurs when a process refers to a virtual memory page that is not in its Working Set in main memory. A Page Fault will not cause the page to be fetched from disk if that page is on the standby list, and hence already in main memory, or if it is in use by another process with whom the page is shared.

Pages/sec

The number of pages read from the disk or written to the disk to resolve memory references to pages that were not in memory at the time of the reference. This is the sum of Pages Input/sec and Pages Output/sec. This counter includes paging traffic on behalf of the system Cache to access file data for applications. This value also includes the pages to/from non-cached mapped memory files. This is the primary counter to observe if you are concerned about excessive memory pressure (that is, thrashing), and the excessive paging that may result.

Pool Nonpaged Bytes

The number of bytes in the Nonpaged Pool, a system memory area where space is acquired by operating system components as they accomplish their appointed tasks. Nonpaged Pool pages cannot be paged out to the paging file, but instead remain in main memory as long as they are allocated.

Private Bytes

The current number of bytes this process has allocated that cannot be shared with other processes.

Processor Queue Length

The instantaneous length of the processor queue in units of threads. This counter is always 0 unless you are also monitoring a thread counter. All processors use a single queue in which threads wait for processor cycles. This length does not include the threads that are currently executing. A sustained processor queue length greater than two generally indicates processor congestion. This is an instantaneous count, not an average over the time interval.

Threads

The number of threads in the computer at the time of data collection. Notice that this is an instantaneous count, not an average over the time interval. A thread is the basic executable entity that can execute instructions in a processor.

Latency – Session Average

The average client latency over the life of a session.

Latency – Last Recorded

The last recorded latency measurement for this session.

Latency – Session Deviation

The difference between the minimum and maximum measured values for a session.

Input Session Bandwidth

The bandwidth (in bps) from client to server traffic for a session in bps.

Input Session Compression

The compression ratio for client to server traffic for a session.

Output Session Bandwidth

The bandwidth (in bps) from server to client traffic for a session.

Output Session Compression

The compression ratio for server to client traffic for a session.

Output Session Linespeed

The line speed (in bps) from server to client for a session.

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Virtual Channel Counters

All the counters in the following table are measured in bytes per second (bps):

Measurement

Description

Input Audio Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the audio mapping channel.

Input Clipboard Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the clipboard mapping channel.

Input COM1 Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the COM1 channel.

Input COM2 Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the COM2 channel.

Input COM Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the COM channel.

Input Control Channel Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the ICA control channel.

Input Drive Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the client drive mapping channel.

Input Font Data Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the local text echo font and keyboard layout channel.

Input Licensing Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the licensing channel.

Input LPT1 Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the LPT1 channel.

Input LPT2 Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the LPT2 channel.

Input Management Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the client management channel.

Input PN Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the Program Neighborhood channel.

Input Printer Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the printer spooler channel.

Input Seamless Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the Seamless channel.

Input Text Echo Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the local text echo data channel.

Input Thinwire Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the Thinwire (graphics) channel.

Input VideoFrame Bandwidth

The bandwidth from client to server traffic on the VideoFrame channel.

Output Audio Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the audio mapping channel.

Output Clipboard Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the clipboard mapping channel.

Output COM1 Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the COM1 channel.

Output COM2 Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the COM2 channel.

Output COM Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the COM channel.

Output Control Channel Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the ICA control channel.

Output Drive Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the client drive channel.

Output Font Data Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the local text echo font and keyboard layout channel.

Output Licensing Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the licensing channel.

Output LPT1 Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the LPT1 channel.

Output LPT2 Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the LPT2 channel.

Output Management Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the client management channel.

Output PN Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the Program Neighborhood channel.

Output Printer Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the printer spooler channel.

Output Seamless Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the Seamless channel.

Output Text Echo Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the local text echo data channel.

Output Thinwire Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the Thinwire (graphics) channel.

Output VideoFrame Bandwidth

The bandwidth from server to client traffic on the VideoFrame channel.

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