Communication with vCenter Server Test

This test, by proactively alerting administrators to potential connectivity issues between the View Manager and the vCenter server, helps these administrators initiate prompt action to plug the connection holes, so that the virtual desktop service can be delivered without a glitch.

Target of the test : A VMware Horizon Connection Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the VMware Horizon Connection server 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 VMware Horizon Connection Server. The default port number is NULL.

Connection Server name

Specify the name of the target VMware Horizon Connection Server that is to be monitored.

User name

By default, eG Enterprise uses a dual approach i.e., uses VMware PowerCLI and LDAP queries to collect metrics from the target VMware Horizon Connection Server 7 (or above). This dual approach ensures that the metrics are collected more faster than the LDAP query-only approach used for the prior versions of the VMware Horizon Connection Server. Administrators need to install the VMware PowerCLI on the target VMware Horizon Connection server and configure the eG agent to communicate with that CLI to pull the metrics. PowerCLI is a command-line and scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell, which enables easy management, configuration, and automation of vSphere and vCloud environments. With the help of this CLI, the eG agent collects metrics from the target server more quickly than the LDAP approach that was used to collect metrics from VMware Horizon Connection Server version 6 and below. In order to collect metrics using VMware PowerCLI, administrators need to specify the name of the user possessing read-only administrator role in the VMware Horizon Management Console.

Password

Specify the password corresponding to the user here.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

Domain Name

  • Specify the name of the domain to which the VMware Horizon Connection Server belongs to. If the target VMware Horizon Connection Server does not belong to any domain, specify none here.
  • 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 None Measurement Unit Interpretation

    vCenter connectivity

    Indicates whether the vCenter connectivity is available to the View Manager or not.

     

    This measure reports either Ok or Not available as the status of the vCenter connectivity. The numeric values that correspond to the above-mentioned states are as follows:

    State Numeric Value
    OK 1
    Not Available 0

    Note:

    By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned states while indicating the status of the vCenter connectivity. However, the graph of this measure will be represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents of the states as mentioned in the table above.