The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops View is comprised of three tabs: App Servers, Published Apps & Desktops, and Virtual Desktops. Each tab displays an overview of either per-server or per-session performance metrics. From any of these three tabs an administrator can click into a server or session to display in-depth performance and diagnostic information.
The first of the three tabs, App Servers, presents a view of all available XenApp application servers and an overview of their utilization and performance details. This tab can be used to diagnose issues with a specific server, for example high CPU Use or XenApp Load can be be quickly identified by sorting the table by the respective column.
Figure 1: App Servers tab
Published Apps & Desktops
The Published Apps and Desktops tab displays user sessions with published apps and published shared desktops. It gives a high-level overview of the user’s server, application and the session performance details.
Figure 2: Published Apps & Desktops tab
The Virtual Desktops tab focusses on VDI single user\client sessions. Like the Application tab, an administrator can view a user’s server, application and the session performance details.
Figure 3: Virtual Desktops tab
Finding Session and Server Details
Each tab is equipped with multiple tools you can use to find specific servers or sessions, beginning with the Quick Filter in the upper right corner of the page and the specific in-column filter options. In addition, you can further customize your view by dragging and dropping columns, resizing, or showing/hiding specific columns with the Configure Columns option in the toolbar menu.
The Quick Filter is used to dynamically update the results displayed on the page based on the text you've entered. As you begin typing, the table results will be updated to match. This is very useful when trying to identify a specific user session or server name.
Figure 4: Quick Filter applied with filtered results
Focusing the mouse cursor over any column head will present the column Filter button. Clicking on this button will reveal additional client-side filters that can be used to modify your view.
Figure 5: Column filter option displayed
Figure 6: Column filter options
The custom search options allow you to define which records are displayed each time you load the page. To view the currently applied settings, click the search icon and text in the upper right of the toolbar.
Figure 7: Search option and text
By default, active and in use sessions are displayed from the current day only. The current number of sessions that are loaded are displayed in the search button text.
Search parameters are applied to the current tab you are viewing and stay with your browser session so there's no need to recreate your options each tie you log in.
(Reduce loading times in large environments by setting the options to filter down your selection to see the records you need.)
Figure 8: Search Option dialog