Configuring the Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator to Perform the Simulation

Once the Pre-requisites for Using the Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator are fulfilled, follow the steps detailed below to get the simulator up and running.

  1. Log into the eG administrative interface.
  2. Add a dedicated external agent for the purpose of the simulation. For that, follow the Agents -> External Agents menu sequence and click on the Add New Agent button. Then, specify the IP address/host name of the system that is hosting the dedicated external agent, and also provide a Nick name for the agent (see Figure 1).

    Figure 1 : Adding a dedicated external agent for the simulation


    A single eG external agent can be used to run different types of simulations (for e.g., Citrix logon simulation, VMware Horizon logon simulation, Microsoft AVD logon simulation, client session simulation etc). However, ensure that the eG external agent used to perform Microsoft AVD logon simulation is not installed on a Session Host that resides within a managed Microsoft AVD Host Pool component.

  3. If you wish to specify the location of the external agent, then, you can do so using the Location text box.
  4. Also, make sure that the Client session simulation flag is set to Yes for the agent.
  5. Finally, click the Update button in Figure 1 to save the changes.
  6. Once this external agent is started, it simulates the entire logon process by periodically running a Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator test. It is this test that serves as the eG Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator. Since this test is mapped to a Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator component, you now need to manage a component of that type. For this, follow the Infrastructure -> Components -> Add/Modify menu sequence, and then pick Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator from the list of Component types. Then, click Add New Component. When Figure 2 appears, add a Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator using any nick name you want.

    Figure 2 : Adding a Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator

  7. When adding, make sure you assign the dedicated external agent, which you had previously installed and configured for the sole purpose of this simulation, to the simulator component.
  8. Click the Add button in Figure 2 to add the component. Once the component is successfully added, you will be redirected to the Components page (see Figure 3). Using the options provided in the Components page, you can modify, unmanage or delete the newly added component. In addition, you can also configure the tests, set thresholds and maintenance policies, and change the IP address.

    Figure 3 : Listing the newly added Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator component

  9. To collect the performance metrics, you may need to configure the tests that are mapped to the Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator component. To configure the tests that need manual configuration, click on the icon in Figure 3.

  10. Figure 4 then appears where the list of unconfigured tests will be listed in the UNCONFIGURED TESTS list box.

    Figure 4 : The list of unconfigured tests for Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator

  11. Click the Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator test that is awaiting configuration.
  12. Figure 5 will then appear.

    Figure 5 : Configuring the Microsoft AVD Logon Simulator test

  13. To know how to configure the test, refer to the Analyzing the Simulation Results topic.
  14. Once all parameters are configured, click the Update button to save the configuration.