ThinApp Repository Test

ThinApp is an application virtualization tool that packages virtual applications into executable files and allows distribution of the applications across the virtual environment. The ThinApp packages reside on a ThinApp repository in a network share. This way, administration and sharing of the applications across the virtual environment become easier. As an administrator, you can copy a full ThinApp package from the repository to the virtual desktop. You can also place a shortcut on the virtual desktop that points to the ThinApp package on the repository. It is therefore imperative that availability of the repository is critical to access the applications reside in it. If the repository is found to be inaccessible due to network connectivity failure between the View Connection server and the repository, the applications reside in the repository also become unavailable to users. This in turn impacts the user experience and degrade the performance of the Connection server. To prevent such eventualities, you should continuously monitor the availability of the ThinApp repositories. The ThinApp Repository test helps you in this regard!

This test auto-discovers all the ThinApp repositories that are registered with the VMWare Horizon Connection server and reports availability of each ThinApp repository.

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 ThinApp repository that is registered with the the VMWare Horizon Connection server.

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.

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.
Configurable parameters for the test
  1. TEST PERIOD – How often should the test be executed.
  2. Host – The host for which the test is to be configured.
  3. Port – Refers to the port used by VMware Horizon View Connection Server. The default port number is NULL.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Availability:

Indicates whether/not the this repository is available.

Percent

A value of 100 indicates that this repository is available. The value 0 indicates that the repository is not available.

The detailed diagnosis of the measure appears only if the value of this measure is 0. The detailed diagnosis reveals the network path of ThinApp repository which is not available.