Monitoring the Amazon Cloud Desktop Group

Log into the eG monitoring interface for viewing the current state of the managed Amazon Cloud Desktop Group component and the performance statistics it reports.

In the eG monitoring console, eG Enterprise uses a specialized Amazon Cloud Desktop Group monitoring model to represent the real-time state of the Amazon Cloud Desktops.

Figure 1 : Layer model of the Amazon Cloud Desktop Group component

The tests mapped to these layers report metrics that have been collected from those VM agents that have been configured to monitor the same Amazon Cloud Desktop Group component - i.e., that have been configured with the same Amazon Cloud Desktop Group component nick name.

These tests track user logins and logouts on the cloud-based virtual desktops, monitor user activities, and report on the resource impact of those activities on the internal health of that desktop. Using the measures reported by these tests, administrators can find quick and accurate answers to the following performance queries:

  • How many desktops are powered on simultaneously on the cloud? Which ones are they and which OS are they running on?

  • Which users are logged on and when did each user login?

  • How much CPU, memory, GPU, and network resources is each desktop taking?

  • What is the typical duration of a user session?

  • Who has the peak usage times?

  • What applications are running on each desktop? Which applications are the top CPU/memory consumers on the desktop?

Each layer of Figure 1 is dealt elaborately in the following topics:

The Inside View of Desktops Layer

The Outside View of VMs Layer