Horizon RDS Hosts Test

RDS hosts are server computers that have Windows Remote Desktop Services and View Agent installed. These servers host applications and desktop sessions that users can access remotely. To know the status of each RDS host on the target VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod, what type of sessions are active on each RDS host in a farm and to determine the status of desktops/applications on each host, use this test.

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 Farm:host configured on the target 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.

Total Session DD

By default, this flag is set to No, indicating that this test will not report detailed diagnostics for the Total Sessions measure. This means that the test, by default, will not capture and store the details of every session initiated using the RDS host, in the eG database. This default setting is ideal for RDS hosts characterized by the initiation of thousands of sessions simultaneously, as it helps conserve space in the eG database and reduce the strain on the database. However, if your eG database is well-sized and you want to view the complete list of sessions initiated using the RDS hosts in a farm, enable the detailed diagnosis capability of the Total Sessions measure by setting this flag to Yes.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD Frequency.

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 sessions

Indicates the number of remote sessions to desktops /applications on this host.

Number

 

Sessions via PCoIP

Indicates the number of PCoIP sessions to the desktops/applications in this host.

Number

The details of the PCoIP sessions can be viewed in the detailed diagnosis.

Sessions via Blast

Indicates the number of Blast sessions to the desktops/applications in this host.

Number

The details of the Blast sessions can be viewed in the detailed diagnosis.

Sessions via RDP

Indicates the number of RDP sessions to the desktops/applications in this host.

Number

The details of the RDP sessions can be viewed in the detailed diagnosis.

Connected desktop sessions

Indicates the number of desktops on this host that are in active sessions and have active remote connections to a View client.

Number

 

Disconnected desktop sessions

Indicates the number of desktops on this host that are in active sessions but are disconnected from the View client.

Number

A non-zero value is a cause for concern.

Connected applications

Indicates the number of applications on this host that are in active sessions and have active remote connections to a View client.

Number

 

Disconnected applications

Indicates the number of applications on this host that are in active sessions but are disconnected from the View client.

Number

A non-zero value warrants close scrutiny.

Status

Indicates the current status of this host.

 

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

Measure Value Numeric Value

Unknown

1

Unassigned user disconnected

2

Unassigned user connected

3

Error

4

Provisioning error

5

Configuratioin error

6

Already used

7

Domain failure

8

Protocol failure

9

Agent needs reboot

10

Invalid ip

11

Agent unreachable

12

Agent disabled

13

Startup

14

Maintenance

15

Deleting

16

Waiting for agent

17

Customising

18

Provisioning

19

Disconnected

20

Connected

21

Available

22

Provisioned

23

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values to indicate the current status of this host. However, the graph of this measure will represent the same using the numeric equivalents only.

Maximum connections

Indicates the maximum connections that can be provided to the desktops/applications on this host.

Number