How to set up the Citrix monitor

How to set up the Citrix monitor

Setting up the Citrix monitor

Supported Citrix Citrix MetaFrame versions

· MetaFrame XP

· MetaFrame 1.8

Setup
1. LoadRunner uses the same username/password as the Controller machine to log into the Citrix server. Therefore, make sure you have the same set of username/password on the Citrix machine. You can also map a network drive from the Controller machine to the Citrix server to ensure that the required authentication is provided to the Controller to access the resource counters.

2. Make sure that "Network DDE" service is started on the Citrix Server. To start the "Network DDE" service:
a. Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> services.
b. Right mouse click on "Network DDE", and select .

3. Make sure that "Remote Registry" service is started on the Citrix Server . To start the "Remote Registry " service:
a. Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> services.
b. Right mouse click on "Remote Registry ", and select .

Verification
Launch PerfMon from the Controller machine to enable the counters on the Citrix server. Go to Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tool’s -> Performance Monitor (PerfMon) from the Controller machine to enable the counters on the Citrix server. If you have problems with this, you need to contact your system/network administrator to make this object available to see from PerfMon. This allows you to monitor the same counters for the ICA Session object on LoadRunnenr’s Citrix monitor.

Monitor
To provide the Controller with a list of measurements that will be available for monitoring, you must first initialize Vusers before running the scenario. After you have initialized the Vusers, you can then configure the Citrix Monitor and add the ICA Session counters.

Additional Information
1. When monitoring a counter under the ICA Session object, please be sure that at least one session is currently connected to the server. Otherwise, you will not be able to add any counters.
2. Measurements that monitor instances are valid for the currently running Citrix session only. If you run this scenario again, you will need to reconfigure the measurements that are instance-oriented.
3. For further details and step-by-step information, please refer to LoadRunner’s Controller’s books online.

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