Virtual Desktops in Farm Test

This test reports the status of the virtual desktops managed by the Delivery Controller farm.

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 virtual desktop managed by the Citrix Delivery Controller v3/4 farm.

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

Report by GroupName

By default, this flag is set to Yes, indicating that this test reports a set of measures for every desktopgroup:virtualdesktop combination, by default. To ensure that this test reports a set of measures for every virtualdesktop alone, set this flag to No.

Only PoweredOn VMs

By default, this flag is set to Yes, indicating that this test reports the availability of the virtual desktop agent on powered-on VMs alone. To know the availability of this agent on powered-off VMs as well, set this flag to No.

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

Is virtual desktop enabled?

Indicates whether this virtual desktop is currently enabled/disabled.

 

While the value Yes indicates that the virtual desktop is enabled, the value No indicates that it is currently disabled.

The numeric values that correspond to the Yes/No states above are as follows:

State Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

Bydefault, this measure reports the above-mentioned States while indicating whether a virtual desktop is enabled/disabled. However, the graph of this measure will represent states using the corresponding numeric equivalents – 1 and 0 – only.

Is user connected to desktop?

Indicates whether any user is currently connected to this desktop or not.

 

While the value Yes indicates that a user is connected to the virtual desktop, the value No indicates that no user is currently connected to the desktop.

The numeric values that correspond to the Yes/No states above are as follows:

State Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned States while indicating whether a user is connected to the virtual desktop or not. However, the graph of this measure will represent the user connection states using the corresponding numeric equivalents – 1 and 0 – only.

Detailed diagnosis will be available for this measure only if its value is Yes - i.e., only if at least one user is connected to the virtual desktop. In this case, you can use the detailed diagnosis to figure out who the user is.

Is the virtual desktop available?

Indicates whether this virtual desktop is currently available or not.

 

While the value Yes indicates that the virtual desktop is available, the value No indicates that the virtual desktop is not available.

The numeric values that correspond to the Yes/No states above are as follows:

State Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned States while indicating the availability of a virtual desktop. However, the graph of this measure will represent desktop availability using the corresponding numeric equivalents – 1 and 0 – only.

Is desktop powered on?

Indicates whether this virtual desktop is currently powered on or not.

 

While the value Yes indicates that the desktop is powered on, the value No indicates that the desktop is currently powered off.

The numeric values that correspond to the Yes/No states above are as follows:

State Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned States while indicating whether a desktop is powered on/off. However, the graph of this measure will represent the powered on state using the corresponding numeric equivalents – 1 and 0 – only.

Is desktop under maintenance?

Indicates whether this virtual desktop is currently under maintenance.

 

If you want to temporarily stop connections to a desktop so that maintenance tasks can be carried out, you can put the desktop into maintenance mode.

While the value Yes indicates that the desktop is in maintenance mode, the value No indicates that the desktop is not in maintenance mode.

The numeric values that correspond to the Yes/No states above are as follows:

State Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned States while indicating whether/not a desktop is in the maintenance mode. However, the graph of this measure will represent the maintenance mode using the corresponding numeric equivalents – 1 and 0 – only.

Is desktop powerstate unknown?

Indicates whether this virtual desktop is currently in the ‘Unknown’ powerstate.

 

 

Note that this measure will appear only if the Only Powered On VMs flag is set to ‘No’.

While the value Yes for this measure indicates that the desktop is currently in an unknown powerstate, the value No indicates that the desktop is currently in a powered on/off state only.

The numeric values that correspond to the Yes/No states above are as follows:

State Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned States while indicating whether/not a desktop is in unknown powerstate. However, the graph of this measure will represent the state using the corresponding numeric equivalents – 1 and 0 – only.