Product Documentation

Application View Reports and Metrics

May 24, 2018

The reports and metrics in this view are focussed on the XenApps.

To navigate to the Application view

  1. Log on to your NetScaler MAS using a supported web browser.
  2. Navigate to Analytics > HDX Insight > Applications.

Application view reports and metrics consists of the following sections:

Summary View

The summary view displays the reports for all the applications that are logged in during the selected timeline.

All the below metrics/reports, unless explicitly mentioned will have the values corresponding to them for the select time period.

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Metrics Description

# Sessions

Total number of sessions during a given time interval.

Launch duration

Average time taken to launch an application.

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Applications Summary Report
Metrics Description

Name

Name of the XenApp.

Total Session Launch count

Total number of active XenApp sessions during the given time interval.

Total App Launch Count

Total number of XenApp applications launched during the given time interval.

Launch Duration

Average time taken to launch the XenApp.

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Active Application Report
Metrics Description

Name

Name of the XenApp.

State

Displays the state of the application:

  • Green-Active
  • Red-Inactive

#Active Sessions

Number of active user sessions using this app during a given time interval.

#Active Apps

Number of active sessions for this application.

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Threshold Report

The Threshold Report represent the count of thresholds breached where the entity is selected as Application in the selected period. For information on how to create thresholds, see https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler-mas/12/analytics-how-to-articles/how-to-create-thresholds-and-alerts-using-mas.html.

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Metrics Description

# Active Sessions

This number indicates the count of active XenApp and XenDesktop sessions.

Launch duration

Average time taken to launch an application.

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Current Sessions Report
Metrics Description

Session ID

A unique identity for an ICA session.

Session Type

Application/Desktop.

State

Green/Red for active/Inactive sessions.

Host Delay

Average delay in ICA traffic that passes through the NetScaler ADCs caused by server network.

Bandwidth per Interval

The bandwidth consumed by the session during that particular interval of time.

Session Bandwidth

The bandwidth consumed by the session irrespective of the interval of time.

Bytes per Interval

Number of bytes consumed by the session during that particular interval of time.

Start Time

Session start time.

Up Time

Session duration.

Client IP Address

End user IP.

Server IP Address

Backend/ XenApp server IP.

NetScaler IP Address

NetScaler Management IP (NSIP).

Client Type

Receiver type- Citrix Windows Client etc.

Client Version

Receiver version.

MSI

Boolean (Yes/No). Indicates if the session is multi-stream ICA.

Session Reconnects

Number of times the session reconnected.

ACR Counts

Total number of times a client automatically reconnects users to disconnected sessions.

User Access Type

Displays the mode of access of the ICA session. For example, NetScaler Gateway user/transparent mode.

Country

Country from which the session was established.

Region

Region from which the session was established.

City

City from which the session was established.

USB Status

Active/Inactive -Green/Red.

Number of USB Instances Accepted

The count of USB instances accepted.

Number of USB Instances Rejected

The count of USB instances rejected.

Number of USB Instances Stopped

The count of USB instances stopped.

Client Host Name

The host name of the client.

HA Failover Count

Number of times HA failover occurred.

Reason for termination

Displays the reason for a session termination. For example, ICA Session Timeout, Session terminated by the user.

ICA RTT

ICA RTT is the screen lag that the user experiences while interacting with an application or desktop hosted on XenApp or XenDesktop respectively.

WAN latency

Latency caused by the client side of the network. I.e. from NetScaler to end user.

DC latency

Latency caused by the server side of the network. I.e. from NetScaler to backend servers.

Total Bytes

Total Bytes consumed by the user during the selected time period.

Server Side Retransmits

The number of packets retransmitted on the connection between NetScaler and backend server.

Client Side Retransmits

The number of packets retransmitted on the connection between NetScaler and the end user. A high value of this metric does not mean that the user experience will not be seamless but indicates high bandwidth utilization due to retransmits.

Client side Zero Window size event

This counter indicates the number of times the client advertised a zero TCP window.

Client side fast RTO

Number of times the retransmission timeout occurred the connection between NetScaler and the end user.

Server side Zero Window size event

This counter indicates the number of times the server advertised a zero TCP window.

Server side fast RTO

Number of times the retransmission timeout occurred on the connection between NetScaler and backend server.

User Name

The user name of the user accessing this particular XenApp.

Session ID

Unique identifier for the XenApp session.

Session Type

Will be “Application”.

State

Session state:

  • Green for active.
  • Red for in-active.

Maximum Breach Latency

The highest value of the L7 latency when a breach of a defined threshold for a set time interval occurs.

Average Breach Latency

The average value of L7 latency when the system is in a "L7 latency breached" state.

L7 Threshold Breach Count

The number of times a L7 threshold breach has occurred.

L7 Client-side Latency

The average L7 latency observed between the ICA client and the NetScaler instance. This metrics is useful in case of non-Citrix devices being present in the delivery path.

L7 Server-side Latency

The average L7 latency observed between the NetScaler device and the XenApp. This metrics is useful in case of non-Citrix devices being present in the delivery path.

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Per Application Session View

The per application session view displays reports for a particular selected application session.

To view the Session reports

  1. Log on to your NetScaler MAS using a supported web browser.
  2. Navigate to Analytics > HDX Insight > Applications.
  3. Select a particular user from the Application Summary Report.
  4. Selected a session from current sessions report.
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Metrics Description

Session Reconnects

Number of times the session reconnected.

ACR Counts

Total number of times a client automatically reconnects users to disconnected sessions.

ICA RTT

ICA RTT is the screen lag that the user experiences while interacting with an application or desktop hosted on XenApp or XenDesktop respectively.

WAN latency

Latency caused by the client side of the network. I.e. from NetScaler to end user.

Server side Zero Window size event

Latency caused by the server side of the network. I.e. from NetScaler to backend servers.

Bandwidth per Interval

The bandwidth consumed by the session during that particular interval of time.

Server Side Retransmits

The number of packets retransmitted on the connection between NetScaler and backend server.

Client Side Retransmits

The number of packets retransmitted on the connection between NetScaler and the end user. A high value of this metric does not mean that the user experience will not be seamless but indicates high bandwidth utilization due to retransmits.

Session Bandwidth

The bandwidth consumed by the session irrespective of the interval of time.

Server side Zero Window size event

This counter indicates the number of times the server advertised a zero TCP window.

Client side fast RTO

Number of times the retransmission timeout occurred the connection between NetScaler and the end user.

Server side fast RTO

Number of times the retransmission timeout occurred on the connection between NetScaler and backend server.

Client side Zero Window size event

This counter indicates the number of times the client advertised a zero TCP window.

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User Bar Graph

The User’s bar graph represents the users logged into this particular app.

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