Windows Services - VM Test

This test tracks the status (whether running or have stopped) of services executing on Windows virtual desktops on the cloud.

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 every user_on_poweredonvirtualdesktop

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

New automatic services started:

Indicates the number of Windows services with startup type as automatic, which were running in the last measurement period.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the services (with startup type as automcatic) that are running.

New automatic services stopped:

Indicates the number of Windows services with startup type as automatic, which were not running in the last measurement period.

Number

To know which services stopped, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure (if enabled). 

New manual services started:

Indicates the number of Windows services with startup type as manual, which were running in the last measurement period.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to identify the manual services that are running.

New manual services stopped:

Indicates the number of Windows services with startup type as manual, which stopped running in the last measurement period.

Number

To identify the services that stopped, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.