Application Sharing Test

This test monitors the Application Sharing Messaging Conferencing Unit (ASMCU) and reports the current health and draining status of the server. In addition, this test helps you to figure out the number of users connected to the server, the number of active conferences, the number of active sessions and media connections. Using this test, administrators can identify the load on the server and the failures encountered during media transmission and RDP connections.

Target of the test : A Microsoft Skype for Business server

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Microsoft Skype for Business server that is to be monitored.

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.

Port

The port at which the specified host listens. The default port is 5060.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Current MCU health

Indicates the current health of the Skype for Business Application sharing Conference Unit (ASMcu).

 

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values have been listed in the table below.

Measure Value Numeric Value
Normal 0
Loaded 1
Full 2
Unavailable 3

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating the current health of the ASMcu. However, in the graph of this measure, states will be represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents i.e., 0 to 3.

Draining state

Indicates the draining status of the ASMcu.

 

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values have been listed in the table below.

Measure Value Numeric Value
Not requesting to drain 0
Requesting to drain 1
Draining 2

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating the draining status of the ASMcu. However, in the graph of this measure, states will be represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents i.e., 0 to 2.

Estimated time to process all pending items in HTTP stack

Indicates the time taken to process all pending items in HTTP stack.

Secs

A low value is desired for this measure. An abnormally  high value for this measure indicates that the server is processing an item that is unending.

Active conferences

Indicates the number of active conferences in this server.

Number

A high value is desired for this measure.

Connected users

Indicates the number of users currently connected to this server.

Number

This measure is a good indicator of the load on the server.

Active sessions

Indicates the number of session s that are currently active on this server.

Number

 

Active media connections

Indicates the number of media connections that were active on this server.

Number

 

Packet loss

Indicates the total number of packets lost in this server.

Number

Ideally, the value of this measure should be zero.

Failed SIP dialogs

Indicates the number of SIP dialogs that failed in this server.

Number

 

Allocated bandwidth

Indicates the amount of bandwidth allocated for this server during the last measurement period.

MB

 

Media failures

Indicates the number of times media transmission timed out on this server.

Number

 

Failed RDP connections

Indicates the number of times the RDP connections failed i.e., timed out on this server.

Number

A high value for this measure indicates connectivity issues which when ignored leads to the degradation of the server.