Citrix Sizing - Citrix Monitoring

Software products from the U.S. company Citrix Systems Inc. are deployed by medium to very large enterprises worldwide to provide applications. Traditional network infrastructures and virtualized or cloud computing infrastructures can be used for this. As a result of Citrix’s market dominance in terminal servers, the company name (a synthetic word for Citrus and UNIX) is often used as a synonym for this technology.


Sizing and monitoring


Using Citrix products, company employees are provided over the network with the necessary applications or virtual desktops, services and data (application delivery or desktop delivery). Applications need not be installed on end-user systems, and mobile and virtual workplaces are possible.


  • Citrix Sizing
    Citrix Sizing is used to help IT departments and serivce providers in rightsizing IT infrastructures: Servers, software, networks and IT componentsare tested for load. Planned changes can be simulated and proactively optimized.

  • Citrix Monitoring
    Citrix monitoring is used for real-time monitoring. Centrally hosted applications are monitored for availability and response time using end-to-end monitoring.
  • Tailored software solutions
    SightLine® is best suited for sizing Citrix-based IT environments. CitraTest VU® is designed for sizing Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop servers. And CitraTest APM® is used to monitor the following Citrix products (status: April 2014):

    – CloudPlatform
    – Cloud Portal Business Manager
    – CloudPortal Services Manager
    – CloudGateway
    – Netscale Application Delivery Controller (ADC)
    – VDI-in-a-Box
    – XenApp (formerly Citrix Presentation Server, Citrix Metaframe)
    – XenClient
    – XenDesktop