App Volumes Utilization Test

Using this test, the overall performance of the VMware App Volumes Manager can be measured and with key measures reporting the total number of users, desktops and servers, the number of users, desktops and servers currently logged in through the VMware App Volumes Manager and the number of AppStacks attached to the users. By analyzing the measures of this test, administrators can figure out the load on the target VMware App Volumes Manager.

Target of the test : A VMware App Volumes Server

gent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the target VMware App Volumes Manager being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter 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 to. By default, this is set to 3443.

AppVol User

By default, the eG agent uses the RESTful APIs to collect the metrics from the target VMware App Volumes Manager. To be able to connect to the RESTful API, the eG agent should be configured with the credentials of a user belonging to an active directory group that is vested with the Administrators (Read only) rights. Specify the credentials of such a user in this text box. To know how to assign the Administrators (Read only) role to an active directory group, refer to Enabling the Administrators (Read only) role.

AppVol Password

Specify the password that corresponds to the AppVol User.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

WebPort

By default, in most virtualized environments, the VMware App Volumes Manager listens on port 3443 irrespective of being SSL-enabled or not. This implies that while monitoring the target VMware App Volumes Manager , the eG agent, by default, connects to port 3443 of the VMware App Volumes Manager to pull out metrics. Accordingly, the WebPort parameter is set to 3443. In some environments however, the default port 3443 might not apply. In such a case, against the WebPort parameter, you can specify the exact port at which the VMware App Volumes Manager in your environment listens so that the eG agent communicates with that port.

SSL

Set the SSL flag to Yes, if SSL (Secured Socket Layer) is to be used to connect to the target VMware App Volumes Manager, and No if it is not.

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

Total appstacks

Indicates the total number of AppStacks in the target VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the AppStack, the size of the AppStack, the datastore name, the number of times the AppStack was mounted, the last mount date and the date on which the AppStack was created.

Appstacks attached users

Indicates the number of AppStacks attached to the users logged in through the target VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the AppStack, the user attached to the AppStack, the host to which the AppStack is attached to, the storage location of the AppStack, the time at which the AppStack was attached and the duration for which the AppStack remains attached.

Total users

Indicates the total number of users logged in through the VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the domain name\user, the name of the user, the last login time of the user, number of times the user logged in, the writable volumes attached to the user, the

Online users

Indicates the number of users currently logged in through the VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the users who are currently logged in, the host through which the user logged in, the last login time of the user and the duration for which the user is logged in.

Total desktops

Indicates the total number of desktops provisioned through the VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the domain on which the desktop is hosted, the name of the desktop, the IP address, the last boot time stamp of the desktop and the current status of the desktop.

Online desktops

Indicates the number of desktops that are currently provisioned through the VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the domain on which the desktop is hosted, the name of the desktop, the IP address, the last boot time stamp of the desktop and the duration for which the desktop is online.

Total servers

Indicates the total number of servers provisioned through the VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the domain name on which the server is hosted, the name of the server, the IP address, the last boot time stamp of the server and the current status of the server.

Online servers

Indicates the number of servers that were currently provisioned through the VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the domain on which the server is hosted, the name of the server, the IP address, the last boot time stamp of the server and the duration for which the server is online.

Total writables

Indicates the total number of writable volumes on the VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number

 

Attached writables

Indicates the number of writable volumes attached on the VMware App Volumes Manager.

Number