Desktop Groups in Farm Test

This test auto-discovers the desktop groups managed by each DDC in a DDC farm and reports the powered-on status, registration status, and usage of the each type of desktop within each group.

Target of the test : A Citrix Delivery Controller v3/4

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every desktopgroup:desktoptype combination managed by a DDC farm.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which this test is to be configured.

Port

Refers to the port at which the specified host listens to. The default port number is 80.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Powered On virtual desktops

Indicates the number of virtual desktops of this type in this group that are currently powered on.

Number

To know the details of the powered-on desktops, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

Powered Off virtual desktops

Indicates the number of virtual desktops of this type in this group that are currently powered off.

Number

To know the details of the powered-off desktops, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

Virtual desktops in use

Indicates the number of virtual desktops of this type in this group that are currently in use.

Number

To know the details of the desktops that are in use, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

Available virtual desktops

Indicates the number of virtual desktops of this type in this group that are currently idle – i.e., available for use.

Number

To know the details of the desktops that are free, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

Virtual desktops not registered

Indicates the number of virtual desktops of this type in this group that are currently unregistered.

Number

To know the details of the unregistered desktops, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

Virtual desktops with users

Indicates the percentage of virtual desktops that are currently in use.

Percent

A high value for this measure is a cause for concern, as it indicates that the virtual desktops in this group of this type have been utilized excessively. Such relentless usage of the VMs, can degrade the performance of the host on which the VMs are operating.

Total virtual desktops

Indicates the total number of virtual desktops in this group.

Number

 

Unknown powerstate virtual desktops

The number of virtual desktops in this group that are currently in an ‘Unknown’ powerstate.

Number

To know the details of the desktops that in the unknown powerstate, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

The detailed diagnosis of the Virtual desktops in use measure will reveal the name of the desktops that are being used, the desktop group to which they belong, the user to whom they have been assigned (in case of the Assigned descriptor; for Pooled desktops, the Assigned User column will typically be empty), the user who is currently logged in to the desktop, and current status of the desktop. 

Figure 1 : he detailed diagnosis of the Virtual desktops in use measure

The detailed diagnosis of the Virtual desktops not registered measure will reveal the name of the desktops that are unregistered, the desktop group to which they belong, and the user to whom they have been assigned (in case of the Assigned descriptor; for Pooled desktops, the Assigned User column will typically be empty.

Figure 2 : The detailed diagnosis of the Virtual desktops not registered measure

The detailed diagnosis of the Powered on virtual desktops measure will reveal the name of the powered on desktops, the desktop group to which they belong, and the user to whom they have been assigned (in case of the Assigned descriptor; for Pooled desktops, the Assigned User column will typically be empty). 

Figure 3 : The detailed diagnosis of the Powered on virtual desktops measure