Templates Test

Templates are the molds from which desktops are created. You can use templates to create uniform virtual desktops that meet your specifications. Templates consist of an image and policies. The image contains the operating systems and applications that run on the desktop. Policies, which you set while creating the template, are characteristics such as how many desktops to create and how much RAM to allocate to the desktops. The Templates test allows you a sneak peek at the configuration of each template created using the vdimanager and the status of every template so created. This way, you can identify templates that are currently enabled and those that are not, and those templates from which desktops with the configuration you desire can be created.

Target of the test : A VDI-in-a-Box Manager

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each server in the target grid.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which this test is to be configured.

Port

The port at which the specified host listens to.

VDI in a Box Host

The IP address of the vdimanager that is being monitored.

VDI in a Box Username, VDI in a Box Password, and Confirm Password

The test needs to log on to the VDI-in-a-Box appliance to pull out the metrics of interest. For this purpose, you need to configure the test with the credentials of a user with login rights to the appliance. By default, the appliance supports a root user named root (with the default password root) and a Read-only user named kvm (with the default password kaviza123). If you prefer not to expose the credentials of the root user, then you can configure the VDI in a Box Username and VDI in a Box Password parameters with the credentials of the user kvm. Confirm the password of this user by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

Note:

The default password of user kvm is kaviza123. If this is changed, then make sure you configure the VDI in a box password parameter with the new password.

SSH Port

Specify the SSH port number of the vdimanager. By default, this is 22.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite 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

Status

Indicates the current status of this template.

 

The values that this measure can take and their corresponding numeric values are discussed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Enabled 1
Disabled 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating the current status of a template. However, in the graph of this measure, the status will be represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents only.

Is default template?

Indicates whether this template is the default template or not.

 

A desktop from the Default template is provisioned to a user if the user is not assigned to any template.

The values that this measure can take and their corresponding numeric values are discussed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating whether a template is the default template or not. However, in the graph of this measure, the same will be represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents only.

 

 

 

To view the complete details of the monitored template, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure. This will reveal the policies and properties set for the desktops that will be created from the target template.

Refresh policy

 

Indicates the refresh policy configured for the desktops that will be created from this template.

 

The values that this measure can take and their corresponding numeric values are discussed in the table below:

Measure Value Description Numeric Value
On logout Ensures that users get a pristine desktop each time they login by deleting the desktop as soon as the user logs out 1
Scheduled Refreshes all "On Hold" or "On Hold" and "In Use" desktops at the scheduled refresh time on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. 2
Scheduled or on logout Refreshes desktops at the scheduled refresh time as well as when the user logs out 3
Manual Does not refresh any desktop unless the administrator does so manually 4
Personal Desktops are refreshed only when the base image is updated, and the refresh reintegrates the existing personal disk with the new base image 5

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating the refresh policy of a template. However, in the graph of this measure, the same will be represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents only.

Memory

Indicates the amount of RAM allocated to the desktops created from this template.

MB

 

Virtual CPU

Indicates the number of virtual cores allocated to the desktops created from this template.

Number

 

Maximum desktops

Indicates the maximum number of desktops that can be generated from this template.

Number

 

Pre-started desktops

Indicates the number of desktops created from this template that should be pre-started and ready for login.

Number

Pre-started desktops are in a powered-on state and at the logon prompt, ready for use. Pre-starting desktops eliminates the need for users to wait for virtual desktops to start.

The detailed diagnosis of the Is default template? measure reveals the policies and properties set for the desktops that will be created from a target template. This includes information such as the policy type, the desktop type, and whether serial ports, disk drives, printers, and smart cards are to be enabled for the desktops or not.

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Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Is default template? Measure