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CitraTest VU: An automated performance testing solution for Citrix presentation server load

CitraTest VU is a robust load testing solution for Citrix presentation server environments that records real user interactions with applications in an easy-to-understand script. With applications deployed via all versions of Citrix (XenApp, XenServer, XenDesktop, Presentation Server, Metaframe, etc.) and 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 to client’s GUI.

CitraTest VU, as a performance testing solution for Citrix presentation server load:

  • Generates a 100% realistic load modeling scenario 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 from the real user perspective under different levels of virtual user activity
  • Scrutinizes and records server performance metrics
How does CitraTest VU work for Citrix presentation server load?

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 users load against server environment under test while "Measuring systems" actively assess the response time and gather system metrics. No software is ever installed in the production environment which makes this a "real world" test.

CitraTest VU uses an advanced and sharp “image recognition” approach to replicate transactions from the real user’s perspective. It measures and reports end to end response time at the client GUI during playback by comparing the screen to “baseline response” images created during test script development. This makes it an 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 or Microsoft TS/RDP client interface with this advanced “image recognition” approach. CitraTest VU is the only automated testing 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 do.

CitraTest VU’s image recognition logic allows intelligent "synchronization" and persistence in load test scripts. CitraTest VU’s dynamic image recognition is automatically built into the script logic. No additional scripting is required to add image verification intellect. CitraTest runs on the client machine and is completely non-intrusive, adding no overhead to the client connection performance.