VM Platform for Desktop Group Test

A hosting infrastructure (i.e., a server hosting virtual desktops) can support multiple virtual desktops, but not all these desktops need to be managed by DDC – for instance, while a host can support 100 VMs, 80 VMs can be allocated to a desktop group configured on DDC. This test monitors each desktop group on DDC, and reports the number of VMs allocated to it and the number of VMs originally available on the hosting infrastructure.

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 on the Citrix Delivery Controller v3/4.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Port

Refers to the port used by the DDC. The default port number is 80.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

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

Total virtual desktops in provider

Indicates the total number of virtual desktops in the hosting infrastructure from which desktops have been allocated to this group.

Number

To know the details of the VMs on a host, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

Allocated virtual desktops to DDC

Indicates the number of virtual desktops allocated to this group.

Number

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

Available virtual desktops in provider

Indicates the number of virtual desktops on the hosting infrastructure, which are available for allocation to this desktop group.

Number

The value of this measure will be the difference between the values of the Total virtual desktops in provider measure and the Allocated virtual desktops to DDC measure.

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

The detailed diagnosis of the Total virtual desktops in provider measure lists the names of all the desktops that are operating on the hosting infrastructure.

Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Total virtual desktops in provider measure

The detailed diagnosis of the Allocated virtual desktops to DDC measure lists the names of the desktops allocated to DDC.

Figure 2 : The detailed diagnosis of the Allocated virtual desktops to DDC

The detailed diagnosis of the Available virtual desktops in provider measure lists the names of the desktops available for allocation on the host.

Figure 3 : The detailed diagnosis of the Available virtual desktops in provider measure