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, 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 the RDS Hosts test.

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 each RDS host managed by 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.

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 Onoption. To disable the capability, click on the Offoption.

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

Local sessions

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

Number

 

Remote sessions

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

Number

 

PCoIP Sessions

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.

Blast Sessions

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.

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
Configuration 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
Customizing 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

 

RDP sessions

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.