vCD Data Access Test

This test monitors accesses to database objects and reports whether the last database object access was slow or not. In the process, the test points you to road-blocks (if any) to database access. 

Target of the test : A vCloud Director Cell

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the vCloud Director Cell being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is being configured.


Specify the port at which the specified host listens in the Port text box. By default, this is NULL.

JMX Remote Port

Here, specify the port at which the JMX listens for requests from remote hosts. Ensure that you specify the same port that you configured in the vmware-vcd-cell file in the /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/binfolder of the vCloud Director.


The JNDIName is a lookup name for connecting to the JMX connector. By default, this is jmxrmi. If you have registered the JMX connector in the RMI registry using a different lookup name, then you can change this default value to reflect the same.

User, Password, and Confirm Password

By default, JMX requires no authentication or security (SSL). This is why, by default, the User and Password parameters are set to none. If JMX requires authentication only (but no security), then ensure that the User and Password parameters are configured with the credentials of a user with read-write access to JMX. To know how to create this user, refer to Pre-requisites for Monitoring vCloud Director. Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Last access time

Indicates the time taken by the last database object access.


A low value is desired for this measure. If the value of this measure is the same as that of the Worst access time, it is a clear indicator that the last database access was the slowest.

Worst access time

Indicates the time duration that was the slowest for a database object access.