VM Monitors Test

To receive precise, real time updates on the virtual machines that are monitored by the target eG agent, administrators can rely on the VM Monitors test. This test reports the total number of virtual machines/desktops from which measures are collected by the target eG agent. In addition, this test reports the number of powered on virtual machines/desktops and provides the numerical statistics on the virtual machines/desktops on which the target eG agent sent separate internal probes and collected metrics pertaining to each VM. This way, this test helps administrators to figure out the VMs from which metrics could not be collected by the eG agent.

Target of the test : The eG Agent

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the eG Agent 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

The port number at which the specified host listens. By default, this 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 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

Total VMs monitored

Indicates the total number of VMs from which metrics are collected by the target eG agent.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the VMs for which metrics are collected by the eG agent.

Powered on VMs monitored

Indicates the number of powered on VMs from which the metrics are collected by the eG agent.

Number

 

Successfully authenticated VMs

Indicates the number of VMs from which the eG agent was able to collect the inside view metrics ie., the metrics pertaining to each VM.

Number

Authentication failed VMs

Indicates the number of VMs from which the inside view metrics could not be collected by the target eG agent.

Number

A high value for this measure indicates that the inside view monitoring capability of the eG agent is failing.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the Physical server on which the VMs are hosted, the IP address of the VMs and the reason behind the eG agent not being able to collect the internal metrics from the VMs.