Virtual Machines - Cloud Test

This test reports the number and names of Windows virtual desktops (on the cloud) for which the VM agents reported metrics during the last hour. Additionally, the test also reveals those VMs that are currently powered-on, and those VMs that have users logged into them presently. This way, administrators can quickly identify the powered-off VMs and those that are not in use currently.

Target of the test : A Windows virtual desktop on the cloud

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the 'Cloud Desktops' component being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The nick name of the Cloud Desktops component for which this test is to be configured.

Port

Refers to the port at which the specified host listens to. By default, this is NULL.

Inside View Using

To obtain the 'inside view' of performance of the cloud-hosted Windows desktops - i.e., to measure the internal performance of the Windows virtual desktops - this test uses a light-weight eG VM Agent software deployed on each of the desktops. Accordingly, this parameter is by default set to eG VM Agent (Windows).

Report Powered OS

This flag is relevant only for those tests that are mapped to the Inside View of Desktops layer. If this flag is set to Yes (which is the default setting), then the 'inside view' tests will report measures for even those Windows virtual desktops that do not have any users logged in currently. Such desktops will be identified by their name and not by the username_on_virtualdesktopname. On the other hand, if this flag is set to No, then this test will not report measures for those Windows virtual desktops to which no users are logged in currently.

Is Cloud VMs

Since this test runs for a 'Cloud Desktops' component, this flag is set to Yes by default.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. For instance, if you set to 1:1, it means that detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG 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 VMs reported in the last one hour

Indicates the number of Windows virtual desktops (on the cloud) that reported metrics during the last hour.

Number

To know which virtual desktops reported metrics, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

Currently powered on VMs

Indicates the number of VMs that are powered-on currently.

Number

If the value of this measure is the same as that of the Total VMs reported in the last one hour measure, it means that all Windows virtual desktops are presently in a powered-on state. On the other hand, if the value of this measure is lesser than the value of the Total VMs reported in the last one hour measure, it implies that some virtual desktops are powered-off currently. The value 0 for this measure indicates that none of the VMs that reported in the last hour are powered-on currently.

VMs with users

Indicates the number of Windows virtual desktops to which users are currently logged in.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know to which virtual desktops users have logged in currently.

VMs without users

Indicates the number of Windows virtual desktops to which no user is currently logged in.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know to which virtual desktops no user is presently logged in.

Using the detailed diagnosis of the Total VMs reported in the last hour measure to you can learn the name, IP address, and the OS of the reporting VMs.

Figure 2 : The detailed diagnosis of the Total VMs reported in the last hour measure

Use the detailed diagnosis of the VMs with users measure to know which Windows virtual desktops (on the cloud) have users logged in currently and the name of the user who is logged in.

Figure 3 : The detailed diagnosis of the VMs with users measure