Optimize your server environment. Reports on farm, server, network, user and application performance provide an overview of the most important performance metrics.


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

Check real-time RD Session Host and Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop performance, including CPU, memory, network, and storage status.

Live server performance monitoring

New 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.
Get a performance overview for a specific Microsoft Windows Server/Citrix XenApp Server.

Server performance reports

This 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.

Monitoring the performance of the Remote Desktop Session Host and XenApp is easy using the following reports:
  • Server performance dashboard
  • CPU, Disk, Memory or Network report
  • Application performance – real-time and history report
  • User performance – real-time and history report

  • The following images show the real-time server dashboard and reports on vital server performance metrics: