Horizon Desktop Launches Test

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

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 Horizon view 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 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

Launched desktops

Indicates the number of desktops that were launched.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled lists the Session ID, the user who is accessing the desktop, the time taken to launch the desktop, the machine ID, the server address, the server port, the server protocol and the client IP address.

Max launch time

Indicates the maximum time taken to launch a desktop.

Seconds

A sudden/gradual increase in the value of this measure is a cause of concern. Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to figure out the desktop that too the maximum time to launch.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled lists the Session ID, the user who is accessing the desktop, the time taken to launch the desktop(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 desktops.

Seconds

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

Failed desktops

Indicates the number of desktops 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.