View Events Test

The events database stores information about View events as records in a database rather than in a log file. This database serves as a rich source of information on the status of and problems encountered by VMware Horizon Connection Servers in the VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod. Using the View Events test, administrators can periodically query the events database for the count of errors, warnings, general information, success and failure events stored in it, and also view the details of such events. With the help of these details, administrators can easily and effectively troubleshoot issues affecting the operations of VMware Horizon Connection Server.

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 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 VMware Horizon Cluster/Pod. The default port number is NULL.

DatabaseType

Specify the type of the database in the DatabaseType text box. By default, the DatabaseType is Microsoft SQL.

DatabaseServer

Specify the IP address of the database server that holds the VMware Horizon Connection Server event database.

DatabasePort

Specify the port of the database server.

Instance

Specify the instance name of the VMware Horizon Connection Server event database. By default, this is set to none.

EventsDatabaseName

Specify the name of the database that holds the VMware Horizon Connection Server events.

EventsTableName

Specify the name of the table containing the VMware Horizon View events in the VMware Horizon Connection Server events database.

User name and Passsword

Provide the credentials of the user who has the authorization to execute queries on the Events Database.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

Domain

Specify the name of the domain in the Domain text box.

SSL

By default, the SSL flag is set to No. If the Microsoft SQL server that is hosting the Events Database is SSL-enabled, set this flag to Yes.

Show Info DD

By default, this flag is set to No, indicating that this test will not report detailed diagnostics for the Information measure. This means that, by default, eG will not capture and store the complete details of information messages in the eG database. This default setting is ideal, as in the real world, hundreds of information messages will be written to the events database, and by not writing the details of these messages in the eG database, considerable database space can be saved. However, if your eG database is well-sized and you prefer to view the description of all the information messages that are written to the events database, then set this flag to Yes.

Show Audit Success DD

  • By default, this flag is set to No, indicating that this test will not report detailed diagnostics for the Audit success measure. This means that, by default, eG will not capture and store the complete details of successful audit events in the eG database. This default setting is ideal, as in the real world, numerous audits will be successful, and by not writing the details of these successful events in the eG database, considerable database space can be saved. However, if your eG database is well-sized and you want to view the description of all the successful audit events that are written to the events database, then set 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 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

    Information

    Indicates the total number of information events in the database.

    Number

    For complete details of the information events, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

    Error

    Indicates the total number of error events in the database.

    Number

    For complete details of the error events, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

    Warning

    Indicates the total number of warning events in the database.

    Number

    For complete details of the warning events, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

    Audit success

    Indicates the total number of audit successes recorded in the events database.

    Number

    For complete details of the audit success events, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

    Audit failure

    Indicates the total number of audit failures recorded in the events database.

    Number

    For complete details of the audit failure events, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.

    Others

    Indicates the total number of other events in the database.

    Number

    For complete details of the other events, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure.