AVD Overview Test

Use this test if you want to receive a macro-level view of the composition of your Azure Virtual Desktop environment. This test reveals the total number of workspaces, application groups, and host pools that have been configured across the AVD environment. Detailed diagnostics reveals the exact names of the workspaces, application groups, and host pools.

Target of the Test: A Microsoft AVD Broker

Agent deploying the test: A remote agent

Output of the test: One set of results for the AVD environment managed by the monitored broker

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Subscription ID

Specify the GUID which uniquely identifies the Microsoft Azure Subscription to be monitored. To know the ID that maps to the target subscription, do the following:

  1. Login to the Microsoft Azure Portal.

  2. When the portal opens, click on the Subscriptions option (as indicated by Figure 1).

    Figure 1 : Clicking on the Subscriptions option

  3. Figure 2 that appears next will list all the subscriptions that have been configured for the target Azure AD tenant. Locate the subscription that is being monitored in the list, and check the value displayed for that subscription in the Subscription ID column.

    Figure 2 : Determining the Subscription ID

  4. Copy the Subscription ID in Figure 2 to the text box corresponding to the SUBSCRIPTION ID parameter in the test configuration page.

Tenant ID

Specify the Directory ID of the Azure AD tenant to which the target subscription belongs. To know how to determine the Directory ID, refer to Configuring the eG Agent to Monitor the Microsoft Azure App Service

Client ID and Client Password

The eG agent communicates with the target Microsoft Azure Subscription using Java API calls. To collect the required metrics, the eG agent requires an Access token in the form of an Application ID and the client secret value. To know how to determine the Application ID and the key, refer to Configuring the eG Agent to Monitor the Microsoft Azure App Service. Specify the Application ID of the created Application in the Client ID text box and the client secret value in the Client Password text box.

Proxy Host

In some environments, all communication with the Azure cloud be routed through a proxy server. In such environments, you should make sure that the eG agent connects to the cloud via the proxy server and collects metrics. To enable metrics collection via a proxy, specify the IP address of the proxy server and the port at which the server listens against the Proxy Host and Proxy Port parameters. By default, these parameters are set to none, indicating that the eG agent is not configured to communicate via a proxy, by default.

Proxy Username, Proxy Password and Confirm Password

If the proxy server requires authentication, then, specify a valid proxy user name and password in the Proxy Username and Proxy Password parameters, respectively. Then, confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, 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.
Measures made by the test:
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total workspaces

Indicates the total number of workspaces created.

Number

A workspace is a logical grouping of application groups in Azure Virtual Desktop. Each Azure Virtual Desktop application group must be associated with a workspace for users to see the remote apps and desktops published to them.

Use the detailed diagnosis of this this measure to know the names of the workspaces created in the target AVD environment. The location of each workspace and the number of application groups associated with every workspace are also reported as part of detailed diagnostics.

Total host pools

Indicates the total number of host pools managed by the AVD environment.

Number

To know which host pools are being managed, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure. For each host pool, the detailed analytics also reveal the location and type of that host pool, the count of application groups managed by that host pool, and the maximum number of sessions that can be handled by that pool.

Total application groups

Indicates the number of application groups installed on all the session hosts in the target AVD environment.

Number

An app group is a logical grouping of applications installed on session hosts in the host pool.

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know which application groups are managed by which host pool and workspace.

Use the detailed diagnosis of the Total application groups measure to know which application groups are managed by which host pool and workspace.

Figure 3 : The detailed diagnosis of the Total application groups measure reported by the AVD Overview test

Use the detailed diagnosis of the Total host pools measure to know which host pools are being managed by the AVD service. For each host pool, the detailed analytics also reveal the location and type of that host pool, the count of application groups managed by that host pool, and the maximum number of sessions that can be handled by that pool.

Figure 4 : The detailed diagnosis of the Total host pools measure