Teams Provisioning Status Test

Typically, a service passes through many stages before it is successfully provisioned to a user. Knowing which service is in which stage of provisioning is essential, as that will reveal to you which services have been in a particular stage for too long a time. You may then want to closely investigate and determine the reason for the delay in provisioning. This is where the Teams Provisioning Status test helps!

This test auto-discovers all the Office 365 products you have purchased - e.g., Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 Business, Microsoft Flow Free. When you subscribe to a product, you actually sign up for a specific set of applications and services. The test tracks the provisioning status of Microsoft Teams service offered by every product you have bought and reports the count of time the service is in different stages of provisioning. This way, the test reveals to you if Microsoft Teams service that you have subscribed for is pending provisioning. The detailed diagnosis of this test will point you to count of times Microsoft Teams service was successfully provisioned.

Target of the test : Microsoft Teams

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each user license type used for accessing the monitored Microsoft Teams

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. By default, this is portal.office.com

O365 User Name, O365 Password, and Confirm Password

For execution, this test requires the privileges of an O365 user who has been assigned the Service support admin role and is vested with the View-Only Audit Logs and Team administrator permissions. Configure the credentials of such a user against O365 User Name and O365 Password text boxes. Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

While you can use the credentials of any existing O365 user with the afore-said privileges, it is recommended that you create a special user for monitoring purposes using the Office 365 portal and use the credentials of that user here. To know how to create a new user using the Office 365 portal and assign the required privileges to that user, refer to Creating a New User in the Office 365 Portal.

Domain Name, Domain User Name, Domain Password, and Confirm Password

These parameters are applicable only if the eG agent needs to communicate with the Office 365 portal via a Proxy server.

In this case, in the Domain Name text box, specify the name of the Windows domain to which the eG agent host belongs. In the Domain User Name text box, mention the name of a valid domain user with login rights to the eG agent host. Provide the password of that user in the Domain Password text box and confirm that password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

On the other hand, if the eG agent is not behind a Proxy server, then you need not disturb the default setting of these parameters. By default, these parameters are set to none.

Proxy Host, Proxy Port, Proxy User Name, Proxy Password and Confirm Password

These parameters are applicable only if the eG agent needs to communicate with the Office 365 portal via a Proxy server.

In this case, provide the IP/host name and port number of the Proxy server that the eG agent should use in the Proxy Host and Proxy Port parameters, respectively.

If the Proxy server requires authentication, then specify the credentials of a valid Proxy user against the Proxy User Name and Proxy Password text boxes. Confirm that password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box. If the Proxy server does not require authentication, then specify none against the Proxy User Name, Proxy Password, and Confirm Password text boxes.

On the other hand, if the eG agent is not behind a Proxy server, then you need not disturb the default setting of any of the Proxy-related parameters. By default, these parameters are set to none.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time the test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD Frequency.

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 enabled/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

Success

Indicates the number of times the Microsoft Teams was successfully provisioned for this user license type.

Number

Typically, after the provisioning starts, it will go to PendingInput or Success depending on the results.

The Success state signifies that the whole provisioning is complete.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the user license type and the count of times Microsoft Teams was successfully provisioned.

Disabled

Indicates the number of times the service offered by this user license type is in a Disabled state presently.

Number

A service is said to be Disabled if the license is not assigned to the user.

Pending inputs

Indicates the number of times services offered by this user license type are pending inputs.

Number

PendingInput means the license assignment info has not been synced to the corresponding service’s data store.

Typically, after the provisioning starts, it will go to PendingInput or Success depending on the results.

Pending provisionings

Indicates the number of services offered by this user license type are pending provisioning.

Number

PendingProvisioning means that the service will be provisioned when user start using it (just in time provisioning).

Pending activations

Indicates the number of times services offered by this user license type are pending activation.

Number

PendingActivation basically means work load is available for user/tenant but need to backfill/provision.

The detailed diagnosis of the Success measure lists the user license type and the count of times Microsoft Teams was successfully provisioned. This way, administrators can figure out the count of users who have successfully been provisioned with Microsoft Teams.

Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Success measure