RDS Listeners Test

The listener component runs on the VMware View RDS server and is responsible for listening for and accepting new client connections. If this listener component is down, users may not be able to access applications on the RDS hosts!

This is why, if a user complains of the inaccessibility of an application, administrators should first check whether the RDS listener component is up and running or not. The RDS Listeners test helps administrators perform this check. This test tracks the status of the default listener ports and reports whether any of the ports is down.

Target of the test : A VMware View RDS server

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every port being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

This indicates 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 the VMware Horizon View RDS server.

Session IDs

The default listener ports - 65536,65537,65538 – will be displayed here by default. You can override this default specification by adding more ports or by removing one/more existing ports.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Is listener down?

Indicates whether/not this listener port is down.

 

This measure reports the value Yes if the listener port is down and No if the port is up and running. The numeric values that correspond to these measure values are as follows:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Yes 0
No 1

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values to indicate the status of a listener port. However, the graph of this measure will represent the same using the numeric equivalents only.