Broker Details Test

This test monitors the target VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod and for each VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod in a site, reports the number of VMware Horizon Connection Server instances that were enabled and disabled.

Target of the test : A VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each Site:Cloud Pod combination on the VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod 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

Refers to the port used by the target VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod. By default, this is set to NULL.

Connection Server Name

By default, this test connects to every VMware Horizon Connection Server configured in the VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod remotely and collects the required metrics. For this, it is necessary to specify valid credentials of the VMware Horizon Connection Servers. To help administrators provide these credentials quickly and easily, the eG administrative interface embeds a special configuration page. To access this page, simply click on the encircled '+' icon that appears alongside this parameter in the test configuration page. To know how to use this special page, refer to Configuring the VMware Horizon Connection Servers for Monitoring.

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.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Enabled connection servers

Indicates the number of Horizon Connection Servers that were enabled on this cloud pod.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the Horizon Connection Servers that were enabled and the URL through which the connection servers can be accessed.

Disabled connection servers

Indicates the number of Horizon Connection Servers that were disabled on this cloud pod.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the Horizon Connection Servers that were disabled and the URL through which the connection servers can be accessed.

Configuring the VMware Horizon Connection Servers for Monitoring

In order to enable the eG agent to connect to the VMware Horizon Connection Servers in the target VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod and pull out metrics, the eG administrative interface provides a special page using which multiple VMware Horizon Connection Servers and their respective domain and the users authorized to log into the connection servers can be specified. To access this page, click the encircled '+' icon against the Connection Server Name parameter in the test configuration page. Figure 1 then appears using which the credentials of the VMware Horizon Connection Servers can be configured for monitoring.

Figure 1 : Adding the VMware Horizon Connection Server to a Pod

To add a VMware Horizon Connection Server, do the following:

  1. First, provide the name of the VMware Horizon Connection Server against the Connection server name text box.
  2. Then, provide the Domain name to which the VMware Horizon Connection Server belongs to. If the connection server does not belong to any domain, specify none here.
  3. The eG agent must be configured with user privileges that will allow the agent to communicate with the VMware Horizon Connection Server in a particular domain and extract statistics. If none is specified against Domain name, then, specify the name of the user who is authorized to access the VMware Horizon Connection Server against the User name. On the other hand, if a valid Domain name has been specified, then a domain administrator account can be provided in the User name text box.
  4. The password corresponding to the user specified against the User name should be mentioned in the Password text box.
  5. Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.
  6. To add more VMware Horizon Connection Servers for monitoring, click the Add More button.
  7. To clear all the user specifications, simply click the Clear button.
  8. To remove the details of a particular VMware Horizon Connection Server alone, just click the encircled '-' button.
  9. To save the specification, just click the Update button. This will lead you back to the test configuration page, where you will find the multiple domain names, user names, and passwords listed against the respective fields.