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Monitor Citrix ICA Server using ActiveXperts

Monitor Citrix ICA Protocol
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ActiveXperts solution to monitor Citrix ICA Server

ActiveXperts Network Monitor can check ICA Citrix servers by establishing a connection on the remote TCP port (default port 1494) and do a handshake. By handshaking, ActiveXperts Network Monitor can verify that the remote server's ICA protocol is working well.

An ICA Server check requires the following parameters:

  • Host - Hostname or IP address of the server to be monitored;
  • Port - TCP port number of the ICA protocol. Default: 1494;
  • Send command when connected - As soon as connection is established, send a command. By default, no command string will be sent;
  • Response must include string - when connected, optionally send a command. Then wait for the response. The default response for ICA servers includes: 'ICA';
  • Timeout - Number of milliseconds before the check will timeout. Usually, a connection to the server will be established within 1 second. However, some slow/busy server need more time. Recommended value is 7000 milliseconds.

ICA

Short for Independent Computing Architecture, ICA is a protocol designed specifically for transmitting Windows graphical display data as well as keyboard and mouse input over a network. ICA is one of two technologies used by Citrix servers, the other being WinFrame.