Load Testing for all Citrix & Microsoft Terminal Services Hosted Environments

Realistic and accurate load modeling in a server-based computing environment requires a unique approach compared to web/client-server load testing. With applications deployed via all versions of Citrix (XenApp, XenServer, XenDesktop, Presentation Server, Metaframe, etc.) & Microsoft Terminal Services, no underlying controls or objects are delivered to the client. Instead, a proprietary protocol delivers only an image of the application from the server out to the client GUI.

CitraTest VU® is the ideal Load Modeling Solution for all Citrix & Terminal Services Hosted Environments

CitraTest VU®, the ideal load modeling solution for applications deployed via all versions of Citrix (XenApp, XenServer, XenDesktop, Presentation Server, Metaframe, etc.) & Microsoft Terminal Services, will:

  • Generate 100% realistic load modeling scenarios with varying number of "virtual users" by using automated scripts to replicate real user activity in the actual client GUI
  • Measure End-to-End application response metrics from the real user perspective- the actual client GUI- under different levels of virtual user activity
  • Observe and record server performance metrics
How does CitraTest VU® work?

CitraTest VU CitraTest VU® enables IT professionals to create and execute real user replications against the production server environment. "Load generating machines" are used to generate the multiple user load against server environment under test while "Measuring machines" actively measure response times and gather system metrics. No software is ever installed in the production environment making this a "real world" test.

CitraTest VU® uses an advanced and intelligent "image recognition" approach to replicate transactions from the real user's perspective. CitraTest VU® measures and reports End-to-End response times at the client GUI during playback by comparing the screen to "baseline response" images created during test script development. This makes it the ideal solution for automating real user activity within any server-based computing client interface. CitraTest VU® can intelligently and consistently generate virtual user activity in the Citrix client interfaces or Microsoft TS/RDP client interfaces with this unique "image recognition" approach. CitraTest VU® is the only test automation solution for Citrix/Terminal Services that replicates real user activity using the actual client connection GUI, without installing any software in the productions environment, exactly as a real user would.

CitraTest VU®'s image recognition logic allows intelligent "synchronization" and persistence in your Load Test scripts. Other tools rely on time delays between each step and their scripts quickly fail as the environment is stressed and End-to-End response times increase.

CitraTest VU®’s dynamic image recognition is automatically built into the script logic. No additional scripting is required to add image verification intelligence. It does not require that windows and images be displayed at the same location during each test playback. CitraTest runs on the client machine and is virtually non-invasive, adding no overhead to the client connection performance.
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