Monitor Concurrent Usage for Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenApp

When we are talking with customers about concurrent usage reports, we are usually discussing on of these two scenarios:
-Tracking concurrent usage (CCU) to ensure Citrix XenApp license compliance
-Tracking concurrent usage to ensure our servers are not under/over utilized
In January 2010 we released a new version with Concurrent Usage Reports, let’s take a look at some of these features.
Concurrent Usage report is available under User Reports. Let’s take a look at Concurrent Users per Month. It show the maximal number of users that were connected in one month. It also shows average number of concurrent users.
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Concurrent usage reports have the „drill-down“ ability. So let’s click on October and see what happens.
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Concurrent users per day shows the maximal number of concurrent in a day. It also shows average number of sessions for each day. Chart shows a regular pattern. System is heavily utilized over weekdays and slightly utilized during weekends. Let drill-down.
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Concurrent users per day reportsshows system utilization in a day per hour. System is most heavily used from 11AM – 4PM, a normal day in a typical office. By clicking on a desired hour you will see log of all sessions that occurred in this time period.

When we are talking with customers about concurrent usage reports, we  usually discuss one of these two scenarios:

  • Tracking concurrent usage (CCU) to ensure Citrix XenApp license compliance
  • Tracking concurrent usage to ensure our servers are not under/over utilized

In January 2010 we released a new version with Concurrent Usage Reports, let’s take a look at some of these features.

Concurrent Usage Reports are available under User Reports. Let’s take a look at Concurrent Users per Month. It shows the maximum number of users that were connected in each month. It also shows the average number of concurrent users.

Concurrent-Usage-Per-Month

Concurrent usage reports have the „drill-down“ ability. So let’s click on October and see what happens:

Concurrent-Usage-Per-Day

Concurrent Users per Day shows the maximum and average number of concurrent users in a day. On the chart above we can see a regular pattern: System is heavily utilized over weekdays and slightly utilized over the weekends. Let’s drill-down.

Concurrent-Usage-Per-Month

Concurrent Users per Day report shows system utilization in one day per hour. System is most heavily used from 11AM – 4PM, a normal day in a typical office.
By clicking on a desired hour you will see log of all sessions that occurred in this time period.

Hour-Details

Conclusion

These new concurrent usage reports will allow you to gain valuable insights into how your server or server farm is being utilized. You can use these reports to make sure you are license compliant but also to check which servers are heavily utilized and in which periods.