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Which Protocol is suitable in LR to access Web Application on Citrix Desktop

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Rajshekar
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Which Protocol is suitable in LR to access Web Application on Citrix Desktop

Hi, We have a requirement that end user will launch the Citrix desktop on his local machine and access the web application from the browser. Could you please guide me on which protocol will be required to perform above workflow?

 

is it standalone CitrixICA? or is it Web(Http/Html) or Multi-Protocol?

 

Thanks,

Raj

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rleitons
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Re: Which Protocol is suitable in LR to access Web Application on Citrix Desktop

Hi Raj

First you need to know which Citrix version is supported by your LR. I suggest check your Readme file information. To record the Citrix part and the Web part you need to use a multi-protocol vuser, in this case Citrix and Web.

 

Note: Remember that LoadRunner doesn’t support Citrix Desktop Viewer toolbar (KM1087898) and seamless (KM989280)

 

Rodolfo Leitón

HP LR/PC Support

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Rajshekar
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Re: Which Protocol is suitable in LR to access Web Application on Citrix Desktop

Hi Rodolf,

 

Thanks for the quick reply, regarding Citrix Version, I am not quite sure what we will be using, but we will use LoadRunner 12 version (Latest) to carry out performance testing on our application. I believe from LoadRunner 11.5 onwards, the support for Citrix XenDesktop is enabled (is XenDesktop different from Citrix Desktop toolbar viewer?)

 

I've taken the below info from LoadRunner 12 Readme:

Citrix: Support for the latest versions of client receiver and XenDesktop, and the ability to run multiple published applications in the same session

 

one more question: have you got any idea on Citrix & Web(Http/Html) Vuser memory footprint usage? as I am also preparing hardware infrastructure profile for this environment.

 

Please advise me if you have any details.

 

Thanks,

Raj

 

rleitons
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Re: Which Protocol is suitable in LR to access Web Application on Citrix Desktop

Hi Raj

XenDesktop is the current name of the Citrix server, we are supported in LR12 XenDesktop 5.5, 5.6 and 7.0. The Citrix Desktop Viewer Toolbar is a feature which is possible enable or disable (here that information).

 

About the footprint, the Citrix footprints are 30Mb for vusers running as a process and 18Mb RAM for vusers running as a threads. But this values vary according to customer's script and Load Generator resources. The best way is to run the script with 1 vuser and later with 10 vusers and observe the memory and CPU consumption. Then you could calculate how many vusers is possible to run for a specific Load Generator.

 

Rodolfo Leitón

HP LR/PC Support

If you are customer you can try posting on our internal forums for more personalized support.

For LoadRunner here.
For Performance Center here.

If you find that this or any post resolves your issue, please be sure to mark it as an accepted solution.

If you found this information useful please leave a kudo.

Rajshekar
Trusted Contributor.

Re: Which Protocol is suitable in LR to access Web Application on Citrix Desktop

Thanks Rodolfo. I really appreciate your help.