RDS Connection Test

This test tracks various statistics pertaining to Microsoft RDS server connections to and from a host, from an external perspective.

Target of the test : A Microsoft RDS server

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every port being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.


Enter the port to which the specified TargetHost listens


Specify a comma-separated list of port numbers that are to be tested (eg., 80,7077,1521). By default, the default terminal sever port, 3389, will be displayed here.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Connection availability

Whether the Microsoft RDS server connection is available


An availability problem can be caused by different factors – e.g., the server process may not be up, a network problem may exist, or there could be a configuration problem with the DNS server.

Connection time

Time taken (in seconds) by the server to respond to a request.


An increase in response time can be caused by several factors such as a server bottleneck, a configuration problem with the DNS server, a network problem, etc.