What the eG VDI-in-a-Box Monitor Reveals?

Once the pre-requisites are fulfilled, the eG agent will be able to pull out a variety of performance information, with the help of which the following can be ascertained:

Monitored Entity Details of Monitoring
VDI-in-a-Box Manager
  • Is the VDI-in-a-Box appliance powered on and available?
  • Are the key VDI-in-a-Box processes (tomcat, license manager, etc.) running?
  • Is the VDI-in-a-Box manager accessible over HTTP/S?
  • If so, how quickly is the VDI-in-a-Box manager responding to HTTP/S connection requests?
  • Are the key TCP ports used for communication with other VDI-in-a-Box managers in a grid open?
  • How many VDI-in-a-Box managers are in the grid and what is their state?
  • Is any of the servers in the grid seeing a performance bottleneck?
VDI-in-a-Box Licenses
  • How many virtual desktop licenses are installed and how many are in use?
  • Are sufficient licenses available to provision additional virtual desktops?
Virtualization Platform
  • Is the hardware working well?
  • Is the hypervisor resource bottlenecked – for CPU or memory?
  • What is the space utilization of the local data stores?
  • Is any of the storage LUNs seeing excessive I/O operations? Which one?
  • Are the network interfaces working well?
  • How many VMs are powered on simultaneously?
  • Is any VM taking excessive resources?
Virtual Desktops
  • What is the status of the virtual desktops configured on the VDI-in-a-Box broker?
  • How many virtual desktops are currently in use on a physical server?
  • Is any virtual desktop using excessive amount of CPU or memory or causing a lot of IOPS?
  • If so, what application processes within the virtual desktop are responsible for the resource consumption?
  • Is there excessive queuing for disk access on any of the Virtual Desktops?
  • What are peak usage times of the virtual desktops?
  • Is there sufficient disk space in each of the disk partitions of the virtual desktop?
Users and Sessions
  • Who are the users logged on to the Virtual Desktops?
  • What is the current state of a user's desktop session?
  • When did a user login and how long did he/she remain logged in for?
  • Who are the most resource intensive users?