Citrix Application Delivery Management

Application usage analytics

Application owners must have the ability to evaluate and visualize the complete application from the perspectives of performance and usage.

The improvised App Dashboard enables you to view all the application performances and usage metrics together. When you click an application, alongside the existing application performance metrics, the Web Insight tab displays the metrics details that help you:

  • Understand your application usage.

  • Correlate any performance deviations with the usage metrics.

Web Insight

Note

For each metric, you can view options that indicate maximum value and total value. For example:

  • Example1 - The maximum client network latency for the selected duration. Consider that you have the network latency for client 1 = 30 ms, client 2 = 15 ms, and client 3 = 3 ms. In this scenario, the Client Network Latency displays 30 ms.

  • Example2 - The total bandwidth consumed across all available clients/servers for the selected duration. Consider that you have the bandwidth consumption for client 1 = 30 MB, Client 2 = 45 MB, Client 3 = 40 MB. In this scenario, the Bandwidth displays (30 MB + 45 MB + 40 MB) = 115 MB.

The following are the Web Insight metrics you can view from the Usage tab:

  • Clients – Displays the insights for clients accessing the application:

    Clients

    • Total Clients – Displays the total clients accessing the application.

    • Client Network Latency – Displays the network latency from client to Citrix ADC. Click the Client Network Latency tab to view:

      • Client – The client IP address.

      • Client Network Latency (avg) – The average network latency from the client.

      • Requests – The total requests from the client.

    • Render Time – Displays the time taken to render the server response. Click the Render Time tab to view:

      • Client – The client IP address.

      • Render Time (avg) – The average render time from the client.

      • Requests – The total requests from the client.

  • Servers – Displays the insights for servers accessing the application:

    Servers

    • Total Servers – Displays the total servers accessing the application.

    • Server Network Latency – Displays the network latency from the server to Citrix ADC. Click the Server Network Latency tab to view:

      • Server – The server IP address.

      • Server Network Latency (avg) – The average network latency from the server.

      • Requests – The total requests from the server.

    • Server Response Time – Displays the time taken for the server to respond to requests. Click the Server Response Time tab to view:

      • Server – The server IP address.

      • Response Time (avg) – The average response time from the server.

      • Requests – The total requests from the server.

    • Bandwidth – Displays the total bandwidth consumed by the servers. Click the Bandwidth tab to view:

      • Server – The server IP address.

      • Bandwidth – The total bandwidth consumed from the server.

      • Requests – The total requests from the server.

  • Geo Locations – Displays the insights for clients accessing the application from a particular location:

    Geo locations

    • Total locations – Displays the total client locations accessing the application.

    • Response Time – Displays the response time from the client location.

    • Bandwidth – Displays the total bandwidth consumed by clients across all locations.

    • Requests – Displays the total requests from all client locations.

      Click each tab to view:

      • Location – The location name.

      • Response Time – The average response time from the client location.

      • Bandwidth – The bandwidth consumed from the client location.

      • Requests – The total requests from the client location.

  • URLs – Displays the insights for URLs with high load and render time:

    URLs

    • Total URLs – Displays the total URLs.

    • Load Time – Displays the time taken for the URL to load. Click the Load Time tab to view:

      • URL – The URL name.

      • Load Time (avg) – The average time taken for the URL to load.

      • Requests – The total requests from the URL.

    • Render Time – Displays the time taken for the URL to render and display. Click the Render Time tab to view:

      • URL – The URL name.

      • Render Time (avg) – The average time taken for the URL to render.

      • Requests – The total requests from the URL.

  • HTTP Response Status – Displays the insights for a specific completed HTTP request.

    HTTP response status

    • Response Status – Displays the response code such as 2xx, 4xx, 5xx, and so on.

    • Response Status Reason – Displays the response reason such as internal server error, Not found, and so on.

    • No of Occurrences – Displays the total number of occurrences.

  • Operating system – Displays the insights for the OS accessing the application.

    Operating system

    • Requests – Displays the total requests from each operating system.

    • Bandwidth – Displays the total bandwidth consumed by each operating system.

    • Load Time – Displays the total time taken from each operating system to load from the server.

  • Browsers – Displays the insights for the browser types used by the clients to access the application.

    Browsers

    • Requests – Displays the total requests from each browser.

    • Bandwidth – Displays the total bandwidth consumed by each browser.

    • Load Time – Displays the total time taken for a browser to load from the server.

  • SSL Errors – Displays the insights for the SSL errors from frontend server and backend server.

    SSL errors

    • Total Errors – Displays the total SSL error occurrences.

    • Frontend – Displays the total SSL errors from the frontend server. Click the Frontend tab to view the SSL error type and total occurrences.

    • Backend – Displays the total SSL errors from the backend server. Click the Backend tab to view the SSL error type and total occurrences.

  • SSL Usage – Displays the insights for the SSL usage such as SSL certificates, protocols, Ciphers, and Key Strength.

    SSL usage

    • Certificates – Displays the total SSL certificates. Click the Certificates tab to view the certificate name and total hits.

    • Protocols – Displays the total SSL protocols. Click the Protocols tab to view details with SSL/TSL protocol and total hits.

    • Ciphers – Displays the total Ciphers. Click the Ciphers tab to view details for each cipher suite name and total hits.

    • Key Strength – Displays the total key strength used in SSL certificates. Click the Key Strength tab to view details for each key strength and total hits.

View metrics details in graphical format

For each metric, you can view additional details in a graphical format by clicking See more option. Click > to view details in a graphical format.

Graphical format

The following are the details you can view for each metric after you click the See more option:

Insight name Metrics Description
Clients Clients Denotes the client list
  Render Time (AVG) Denotes the average time taken for the client to render the server response
  Client Network Latency (AVG) Denotes the average network latency from the client to Citrix ADC instance
  Requests Denotes the total requests from the client
Servers Server Denotes the server list
  Server Processing Time (AVG) Denotes the average time taken for the server to process the requests
  Server Network Latency (AVG) Denotes the average network latency from the server to Citrix ADC instance
  Hits Denotes the total hits received by the server
Geo Locations Locations Denotes the client locations
  Response Time Denotes the total response time from the client location
  Bandwidth Denotes the total bandwidth consumed from the location
  Requests Denotes the total requests from the location
URL Render Time (AVG) Denotes the average time taken to load the page from the server
  Load Time (AVG) Denotes the average time taken for the URL to render and display
  Hits Denotes the total hits from the URL
HTTP Response Status Name Denotes the response status name such as OK, Not found, Internal Server Error, and so on
  Response Status Denotes the response status code received from the server such as 200, 400, 500, and so on
  Hits Denotes the total hits from the response code
  Bandwidth Denotes the total bandwidth consumed
Operating System Operating System Denotes the operating system name such as Windows, MAC
  Load Time Denotes the total time taken for the operating system to load from the server
  Bandwidth Denotes the total bandwidth consumed by the operating system
  Requests Denotes the total requests from the operating system
Browsers Browsers Denotes the browser name such as Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, and so on
  Load Time Denotes the total time taken for a browser to load from the server
  Bandwidth Denotes the total bandwidth consumed by the browser
  Requests Denotes the total requests from the browser
SSL Errors SSL Failure Type Denotes the error name such as CLIENTAUTH FAILURE
  Occurrences Denotes the total occurrences for the SSL error
SSL Usage Denotes the protocol name and versions such as TLS, SSL  
  Hits Denotes the total hits from the protocol

For more information on Web Insight use cases, see Web Insight.

Application usage analytics