Horizon Application Launches Test

The virtual desktops/applications are launched by clients on the VMware Horizon Connection server. To know the exact number of applications that were launched and the average time taken to launch an application, use the Horizon Application Launches test. Using this test, you can also figure out the number of applications that failed to launch and the maximum time taken to launch an application. This way, administrators can identify those applications that took too long to launch and the users who attempted to launch the applications.

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
Parameters 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.

Logfile Path

In the Logfile Path text box, specify the full path to the debug-<current date> file where the details of the applications launched through the VMware Horizon Connection Server is stored. By default, the file will be available in the C:\Programdata\VMware\VDM directory. If the file indeed resides in its default location, set the Logfile Path to none. On the other hand, if the file has been installed in a different location, provide the full path to that location against the Logfile Path.

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

    Launched applications

    Indicates the number of applications that were launched.

    Number

    The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled, lists the applications that were launched, the session ID, the username, the time taken to launch the application, the machine ID, the server address and server port, the Client IP address etc.

    Max launch time

    Indicates the maximum time taken to launch an application.

    Secs

    The detailed diagnosis of this measure helps you to identify the application that took too long to be launched. The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled lists the Session ID, the user who is accessing the application, the time taken to launch the application (in secs), the machine ID, the server address, the server port, the server protocol and the client IP address.

    Avg launch time

    Indicates the average time taken to launch the applications.

    Secs

    A high value for this measure is a cause of concern.

    Failed applications

    Indicates the number of applications that failed.

    Number

    The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled, lists the Session ID, the user who is accessing the desktop, the Client IP, the Client address, the error message describing the reason for the failure of the desktops.