The View Common Configuration ADM template file (vdm_common.adm) contains policy settings common to all View components. This template contains only Computer Configuration settings.

Log Configuration Settings

1 describes the log configuration policy setting in the View Common Configuration ADM template file.

Table 1. View Common Configuration Template: Log Configuration Settings

Setting

Properties

Number of days to keep production logs

Specifies the number of days for which log files are retained on the system. If no value is set, the default applies and log files are kept for seven days.

Maximum number of debug logs

Specifies the maximum number of debug log files to retain on the system. When a log file reaches its maximum size, no further entries are added and a new log file is created. When the number of previous log files reaches this value, the oldest log file is deleted.

Maximum debug log size in Megabytes

Specifies the maximum size in megabytes that a debug log can reach before the log file is closed and a new log file is created.

Log Directory

Specifies the full path to the directory for log files. If the location is not writeable, the default location is used. For client log files, an extra directory with the client name is created.

Send logs to a Syslog server

Allows View server logs to be sent to a Syslog server such as VMware vCenter Log Insight. Logs are sent from all View servers in the OU or domain in which this GPO is configured.

You can send Horizon Agent logs to a Syslog server by enabling this setting in a GPO that is linked to an OU that contains your desktops.

To send log data to a Syslog server, enable this setting and specify the log level and the server's fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address. You can specify an alternate port if you do not want to use default port 514. Separate each element in your specification with a vertical bar (|). Use the following syntax:

Log Level|Server FQDN or IP [|Port number(514 default)]

For example: Debug|192.0.2.2

Important:

Syslog data is sent across the network without software-based encryption. Because View server logs might contain sensitive data, avoid sending Syslog data on an insecure network. If possible, use link-layer security such as IPsec to prevent the possibility of this data being monitored on the network.

Performance Alarm Settings

2 describe the performance alarm settings in the View Common Configuration ADM template file.

Table 2. View Common Configuration Template: Performance Alarm Settings

Setting

Properties

CPU and Memory Sampling Interval in Seconds

Specifies the CPU and memory polling interval CPU. A low sampling interval can result in an high level of output to the log.

Overall CPU usage percentage to issue log info

Specifies the threshold at which the overall CPU use of the system is logged. When multiple processors are available, this percentage represents the combined usage.

Overall memory usage percentage to issue log info

Specifies the threshold at which the overall committed system memory use is logged. Committed system memory is memory that has been allocated by processes and to which the operating system has committed physical memory or a page slot in the pagefile.

Process CPU usage percentage to issue log info

Specifies the threshold at which the CPU usage of any individual process is logged.

Process memory usage percentage to issue log info

Specifies the threshold at which the memory usage of any individual process is logged.

Process to check, comma separated name list allowing wild cards and exclusion

Specifies a comma-separated list of queries that correspond to the name of one or more processes to be examined. You can filter the list by using wildcards within each query.

  • An asterisk (*) matches zero or more characters.

  • A question mark (?) matches exactly one character.

  • An exclamation mark (!) at the beginning of a query excludes any results produced by that query.

For example, the following query selects all processes starting with ws and excludes all processes ending with sys:

'!*sys,ws*'

Note:

Performance alarm settings apply to View Connection Server and Horizon Agent systems only. They do not apply to Horizon Client systems.

General Settings

3 describes the general settings in the View Common Configuration ADM template file.

Table 3. View Common Configuration Template: General Settings

Setting

Properties

Disk threshold for log and events in Megabytes

Specifies the minimum remaining disk space threshold for logs and events. If no value is specified, the default is 200. When the specified value is met, event logging stops.

Enable extended logging

Determines whether trace and debug events are included in the log files.