Virtual Desktops Test

Typically, the Leostream Connection Broker provides users access to desktops based on access policies defined in the authentication server. Some users might possess exclusive access rights to specific desktops - in other words, some desktops could be 'hard-assigned' to certain users, such that every other user would be denied access to those desktops. As the number of desktops registered with the Connection Broker changes dynamically, at any given point in time, administrators might want to know the number of hard-assigned and policy-driven desktops that are been actively used by users, and the number that is free, so that they can plan desktop assignments accordingly and ensure that no user runs out of desktops. The Virtual Desktops test enables administrators to figure out the total number of hard-assigned and policy-driven desktops registered with the Connection Broker, and helps them assess their status and usage.

Target of the test : A Leostream Connection Broker

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for Policy_drive_VMs and one for User_assigned_VMs being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

Specify the IP address of the Connection Broker for which the test is to be configured.

Port

Refers to the port used by the Connection Broker is listening. 

SSL

By default, this flag is set to No, indicating that by default, the test connects to the Connection Broker via HTTP. If the Connection Broker is SSL-enabled, then set this flag to Yes

User

To enable the test to log into the Connection Broker and extract statistics of interest from it, specify the login name of a user on the Connection Broker who is assigned the Administrator role. If need be, you can even create a special Administrator user on the Connection Broker for this purpose, and pass the credentials of that user to the test. Refer to Pre-requisites for Monitoring the Leostream Connection Broker to know how to create such a user.

Password

Specify the password of the user here.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

Timeout

Specify the duration (in seconds) within which the test should timeout. The default duration is 30 seconds.

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

Total desktops

Indicates the total number of desktops registered with the Connection Broker.

Number

 

Powered desktops

Indicates the number of desktops that are currently powered on.

Number

 

Available desktops

Indicates the number of desktops that are currently available for assignment to users.

Number

For instance, of a total of 10 desktops, if 6 are currently powered on and 1 is in maintenance, then it indicates that 5 (6-1) desktops are available for assignment to users.

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know which desktops are currently available.

Desktops with users

Indicates the number of desktops that are currently assigned to users.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know which running desktops are in use.

Free desktops

Indicates the number of desktops to which no users are currently logged in.

Number

 

Percent desktops with users

Indicates the percentage of available desktops that are currently assigned to users.

Percent

A very high value of this measure could indicate that subsequent users might not have desktops to access.

Unused desktops

Indicates the number of registered desktops that are not assigned to any user.

Number

 

Percent unused desktops

Indicates the percentage of desktops that are not assigned to users.

Percent