Virtual Machine Status Test

This test tracks the overall status of the VMs by reporting how many VMs have been configured on the virtual server, how many have been registered, how many were newly added/removed, etc.

Target of the test : A Microsoft Virtual Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Microsoft Virtual server monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the host for which this test is to be configured.

Port

The port at which the specified host listens.

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.

The AutoVirtualMapping feature will take effect only if the VirtualMachineStatus test is reporting detailed measures.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Registered guests

Indicates the total number of virtual machines that have been registered with the virtual server.

Number

 

Guests powered on

Indicates the number of guests that are currently powered on.

Number

To know which are the guests that are powered on, use the detailed diagnosis capability of this measure (if enabled).

Added guests

Indicates the number of guests that were newly added to the virtual server during this measurement period.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of these measures, if enabled, lists the virtual machines that were migrated to or from (as the case may be) the virtual server.

Removed guests

Indicates the number of guests that were newly removed from the virtual server during this measurement period.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of the Guests powered on measure, if enabled, provides the IP addresses of the VMs configured on the virtual server, and the operating systems on which they are executing (see Figure 1).

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Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Guests powered on measure