RDS CALs Test

This test reports the usage statistics pertaining to a Microsoft RDS server's client access licenses. To ensure that the test functions smoothly, the Terminal Services Licensing Reporter tool (lsreport.exe) needs to be available on the eG agent host. lsreport.exe is a command-line utility that you can use to display information about the licenses that are issued by Microsoft RDS License servers. lsreport.exe connects to Microsoft RDS License servers and logs information about the license key packs that are installed on the servers. In order to make sure that this utility is available to the eG Enterprise, do the following:

  • Download the lsreport.exe from the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit.
  • Copy lsreport.exe to the {EG_INSTALL_DIR}\bin directory.

This test is disabled by default. To enable the test, go to the enable / disable tests page using the menu sequence : Agents -> Tests -> Enable/Disable, pick the Microsoft RDS as the desired Component type, set Performance as the Test type, choose the test from the disabled tests list, and click on the < button to move the test to the ENABLED TESTS list. Finally, click the Update button.

Target of the test : A Microsoft RDS server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Microsoft RDS server being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Port

Refers to the port used by the Microsoft RDS server .

Detailed Diagnosis

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

Active licenses

Represents number of active client access licenses that were currently consumed from the Microsoft RDS server license server.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this provides the complete details of the active access licenses, which include critical session information such as the user who initiated the session, the start and end date/time of the session, the type of license issued to the user, the license ID, the issue type, the target server, the client from which the session was instantiated, etc.

Temporary licenses

Indicates the number of temporary client access licenses that were currently consumed from the Microsoft RDS server license. 

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this provides the complete details of the temporary access licenses, which include critical session information such as the user who initiated the session, the start and end date/time of the session, the type of license issued to the user, the license ID, the issue type, the target server, the client from which the session was instantiated, etc.