Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops


Administrators and help desk personnel can monitor Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Sites using a variety of features and tools. Using these tools, you can monitor:

  • User sessions and session use
  • Logon performance
  • Connections and machines, including failures
  • Load evaluation
  • Historical trends
  • Infrastructure

Citrix Director

Director is a real-time web tool that you can use to monitor and troubleshoot, and to perform support tasks for end users.

For details, see the Director articles.

Configuration Logging

Configuration Logging allows administrators to keep track of administrative changes to a Site. Configuration Logging can help administrators diagnose and troubleshoot problems after configuration changes are made, assist change management and track configurations, and report administration activity.

You can view and generate reports about logged information from Studio. You can also view logged items in Director with the Trend View to provide notifications of configuration changes. This feature is useful for administrators who do not have access to Studio.

The Trends View gives historical data of configuration changes over a period of time so administrators can assess what changes were made to the Site, when they were made, and who made them to find the cause of an issue. This view sorts configuration information into three categories:

  • Connection Failures
  • Failed Single-session Machines
  • Failed Multi-session Machines

For details about how to enable and configure Configuration Logging, see Configuration Logging. The Director articles describe how to view logged information from that tool.

Event logs

Services within Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops log events that occur. Event logs are used to monitor and troubleshoot operations.

For details, see Event logs. Individual feature articles might also contain event information.