CDFControl is an event tracing controller/consumer, geared towards capturing Citrix Diagnostic Facility (CDF) trace messages that are output from the various Citrix tracing providers. Now in its second version CDFControl offers new capabilities, such as real-time trace viewing, performance data collection, and more.

Various Citrix components contain built in debug trace statements, which leverage the Microsoft Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) technology. This means that these components are registered as ETW providers, and can be configured by ETW controllers to start logging their trace statements to a log file.

CDFControl has been crafted to gather critical troubleshooting data (such as CDF trace and performance data) that should help when troubleshooting complex Citrix related issues. This guide should help you become familiar with all the new features and techniques available to help you maximize your use of this application.

Next generation CDFControl