Self-service search for Virtual Apps and Desktops

Use the self-service search to get insight into the user events associated with the Virtual Apps and Desktops data source. User events such as file download, account logon, app start and end, session start and end, SaaS app start and end, SaaS app file downloads that are performed using the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments are displayed on the self-service search page.

For more information on the search functionalities, see Self-service search.

Select Virtual Apps and Desktops data source

To view the events, select Apps and Desktops from the list, select the time period, and then click Search.

CVAD select

On the self-service search page, use the facets and the search box to filter the events.

CVAD self-service overview page

Select the facets to filter events

Use the following facets that are associated to the Virtual Apps and Desktops data source.

CVAD facets

  • Event Type- Search events based on the event type such as account logon, app end, session end.

  • Tenant- Search events based on the tenants.

  • Domain- Search events based on the domains such as citrate.net.

  • Platform- Search events based on type of platforms such as chrome, Mac, windows.

For example, you want to view the events of users who have logged on to their accounts in the last one hour. Select Account Logon in the Event Type facet. Select the time period. The search page displays the corresponding events.

CVAD facet selection

Specify search query to filter events

When you place your cursor in the search box, you get the list of search suggestions for the Virtual Apps and Desktops data source. Use the search suggestions to specify your query and filter the events.

CVAD dimensions

You can also use operators in your search queries to narrow the focus of your search. For more information on the valid operators, see Use search query in the search box to filter events.

For example, you want to search events for the user John Doe and the operating system used is Windows. Specify the following query.

  1. Enter “U” in the search box to get the related suggestions.

    CVAD search query 1

  2. Click User-Name, the equal sign, and then specify the value “John Doe”.

    CVAD search query 2

  3. Use the AND operator and enter the Operating System in your search query.

    CVAD search query 3

  4. Select the time period and click Search to view the events based on your search query.