Hypervisor Connections Test

This test reports the status of the connection between the Delivery Controller and each server that hosts virtual desktops. In the absence of a healthy connection between the two, the broker may not be able to provision desktops on-demand.

If users complaint of any delay in the servicing of their desktop requests, you may want to use this test to check the connection status between the broker and the server hosting that desktop, so that connection errors (if any) can be promptly detected.

Target of the test : A Citrix Delivery Controller 5.x

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every hosting server that is managed by the Delivery Controller being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the host for which this test is to be configured.

Port

Refers to the port at which the specified host listens to.

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

Status of broker’s connection to hypervisor

Indicates the status of the connection between the broker and this hosting server.

 

 

 

This test reports one of the following values to indicate the status of the connection between the broker and a hosting server:

  • On
  • InMaintenanceMode
  • Unavailable

The numeric values that correspond to the above-mentioned states are as follows:

State Numeric Value Description
On 1 Indicates that the broker is in contact with the hypervisor
InMaintenanceMode 2 Indicates that the hosting server (e.g., XenServer, Hyper-V) through which the virtual desktops are managed, is under maintenance
Unavailable 3 Indicates that the broker is unable to contact the hypervisor

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned States while indicating the connection status of the broker and the hypervisor. However, the graph of this measure will represent states using the corresponding numeric equivalents - 1 to 3 only.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure reveals the IP address of every hosting server being managed by the monitored Delivery Controller.

The detailed diagnosis of the Status of broker’s connection to hypervisor measure reveals the IP address of every hosting server being managed by the monitored Delivery Controller.

Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Status of broker's connection to hypervisor measure