Create server performance reports to optimize your system environment. Report on server, network, user, and application performance and get an overview of the most important server performance metrics.
Monitor server activity
Monitor server performance in real time and review all users and processes running on your RD Session Host and Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop. The following important metrics are available:
- User count and Process count
- CPU and Memory Usage
- Disk Free Space, Disk Read, Disk Write, Disk Queue , Disk Transfer/sec
- Network Sent and Network Received
Live server performance monitoringNew data is retrieved every 15 seconds, and the information is shown in a chart to make comparisons easy. Red is bad, green is good – it cannot get simpler than that. Double-clicking on a specific Windows or Citrix server in the dashboard chart opens a whole new world of possibilities and useful data.
Server performance reportsThis overview, in which each counter has its own diagram, shows server status based on values during the previous 15 minutes. If you want to go deep and explore what happened in different time range, such as last week or month, clicking on each diagram takes you to a larger dynamic graph with this specific data.
Performance best practices from TechNet
Set up custom threshold values for each counter type or group of servers. Optimize them according to your system environment, including Windows Server, XenApp, SQL, and SharePoint. For example, SQL is heavy on memory while XenApp is heavy on the CPU. Place them in different groups and manage warning and critical thresholds for each performance counter. If you are not sure how to do this, the default values are set to TechNet’s best practices.
- The following images show the real-time server dashboard and reports on vital server performance metrics:
- Here is a list of all available reports along with samples for download and descriptions.