Monitoring the Cloud Desktops Component

Log into the eG monitoring interface for viewing the current state of the managed Cloud Desktops component and the performance statistics it reports.

In the eG monitoring console, eG Enterprise uses a specialized Cloud Desktops monitoring model to represent the real-time state of the Windows cloud desktops.

Figure 1 : Layer model of the Cloud Desktop component

The tests mapped to these layers report metrics that have been collected from those VM agents that have been configured to monitor the same Cloud Desktop component - i.e., that have been configured with the same Cloud Desktop component nick name.

These tests track user logins and logouts on the Windows virtual desktop on the cloud, monitor user activities, and report on the resource impact of those activities on the internal health of that desktop. Using the measures reported by these tests, administrators can find quick and accurate answers to the following performance queries:

  • How many desktops are powered on simultaneously on the cloud? Which ones are they and which OS are they running on?

  • Which users are logged on and when did each user login?

  • How much CPU, memory, GPU, and network resources is each desktop taking?

  • What is the typical duration of a user session?

  • Who has the peak usage times?

  • What applications are running on each desktop? Which applications are the top CPU/memory consumers on the desktop?

  • Are any users connecting to the desktop via Blast / PCoIP? If so, is any such user's experience with the desktop sub-par? What could be impacting user experience?

Each layer of Figure 1 is dealt elaborately in the following topics:

The Outside View of VMs Layer

The Inside View of Desktops Layer