XM Cluster Members Test

XenMobile 10 integrates XenMobile 9 Device Manager and App Controller. In earlier versions of XenMobile, you configure Device Manager as a cluster and App Controller as a high availability pair. High availability is not applicable to XenMobile 10. Based on the Cluster nodes in your environment, you configure new XenMobile VMs which are later joined to the same XenMobile database while configuring the cluster. Since the high availability feature is not available in XenMobile, administrators may need to constantly track the status of each node to ensure that the XenMobile server is active. The XM Cluster Members test helps administrators achieve this! This test monitors the current status of each cluster node in the XenMobile cluster and proactively alerts administrators when a cluster node is not active. This way, administrators may figure out the discrepancies in the cluster node before any serious issues crop up.

Target of the test : A Citrix XenMobile

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each node in XenMobile cluster.

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

The port at which the specified host listens. By default, this is 4443.

Username and Password

Specify the credentials of a XenMobile user with Administrator privileges.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

SSL

Indicate whether/not the XenMobile server is SSL-enabled. By default, this flag is set to Yes.

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 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

Indicates the current status of this node.

 

The values that this measure reports and their corresponding numeric values are listed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Active 1
Dead 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values discussed in the table above. However, in the graph of this measure, the status of this node is indicated using the numeric equivalents only.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled, lists the role, the first instance of status check and the next status check date/time.