You can use View Administrator to search for and view desktop and application sessions across the pod federation.

About this task

You can search for desktop and application sessions by user, pod, or brokering pod. The user is the end user who is connected to the desktop or application, the pod is the pod on which the desktop or application is hosted, and the brokering pod is the pod to which the user was connected when the desktop or application was first allocated.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the View Administrator user interface for any View Connection Server instance in the pod federation.
  2. In View Administrator, select Inventory > Search Sessions.
  3. Select search criteria and begin the search.

    Option

    Action

    Search by user

    1. Select User from the drop-down menu.

    2. Click in the text box.

    3. Select search criteria in the Find User dialog box and click OK.

    4. Click Search to begin the search.

    Search by pod

    1. Select Pod from the drop-down menu and select a pod from the list of pods that appears.

    2. Click Search to begin the search.

    Search by brokering pod

    1. Select Brokering Pod from the drop-down menu and select a pod from the list of pods that appears.

    2. Click Search to begin the search.

Results

The search results include the user, type of session (desktop or application), machine, pool or farm, pod, brokering pod ID, site, and global entitlements associated with each session. The session start time, duration, and state also appear in the search results.

Note:

The brokering pod ID is not immediately populated for new sessions in the search results. This ID usually appears in View Adminstrator between two and three minutes after a session begins.