Citrix Endpoint Management

Scale and size considerations for Cloud Connectors

When evaluating the Citrix Endpoint Management service for sizing and scalability, research and test the configuration of the Cloud Connectors for your specific requirements. Cloud Connector is under load only during device enrollment. Undersizing the machines can impact system performance negatively.

Citrix requires two Cloud Connectors per resource location. Install Cloud Connector on a dedicated server that doesn’t share responsibilities with any other components or products. In our testing, Cloud Connectors were deployed in HA sets (they are not load-balanced).

Test configuration

  • Two dedicated Windows Server 2019, 2 vCPU, 4 GB memory
  • Android and iOS device enrollments into MDM+MAM, split evenly over an 8-hour period
  • Endpoint Management configured to enroll 125 devices per hour per 1,000 devices
    • 1,000 devices (125 device enrollments per hour)
    • 5,000 devices (625 device enrollments per hour)
    • 10,000 devices (1250 device enrollments per hour)
    • 20,000 devices (2500 device enrollments per hour)

Test results

Cloud Connector 1,000 devices 5,000 devices 10,000 devices 20,000 devices
CPU average 2% 2% 4% 4%
CPU maximum 8% 8% 10% 11%
Memory average 73% 73% 75% 75%
Memory maximum 76% 76% 76% 79%

Scale and size considerations for Cloud Connectors