The Activity page shows data regarding current and past events in the system.

The Activity page is available from the Monitor icon. The page contains tabs for administrator events, user events, and audit logs for events initiated on your pods. You can perform the following tasks.
  • Filter the events displayed using the filter tools available on each tab.
  • Refresh the list.
  • Cancel some Administrator events. See Administrator Events below for more information.
  • Export the displayed information as a report file with the Export Report feature.

    When you export a report, it appears on the Exported Reports tab of the Reports page, where you can download the report. See Reports Page for more information.

    Important: On the Users tab, if you select All Pods in the pod filter, the Export Report button is deactivated. You can export data for all of your pods by performing an export for each pod.

    When you begin the export, you can choose whether you want to export all data or only the data as currently filtered. Then a message appears at the top of the page indicating that the report is being generated. You can see the progress of the report and download it when complete on the Exported Reports tab of the Reports page. Depending on the number of records, the preparation time can take several minutes. For example, a report with 50,000 records takes approximately 10 minutes.

    Attention: If you have pods in Microsoft Azure and any of those pods are at manifests earlier than 2552, the process for larger reports is as follows:
    • When you begin the export a message appears stating that the report is being compiled and it can take some time. Depending on the number of records, the preparation time can take several minutes. For example, a report with 50,000 records takes approximately 10 minutes.
    • When the preparation is done, another dialog box appears with the message Report Generated Successfully and a Download button. After clicking the Download button, you must wait for the download to complete before closing this dialog box. Closing it before the download is complete cancels the download.

    Because you cannot perform any other actions in the console until this process is finished, if you have a large number of activity records you should plan to export the information when you can wait up to 10 minutes before performing other tasks in the console.

    For audit logs, the report file is an XLSX file. For administrator or user events, the report file is a CSV file contained in a ZIP file. The data in the generated CSV file is not sorted by date. You can correct that in one of the following ways:
    • Open the CSV file in Excel and set the date format for the cells that contain dates to mm/dd/yy hh:mm AM/PM.
    • In Excel, create a new blank workbook and use Excel's Data Import wizard to import the downloaded CSV file.

Administrator Events

The Admins tab displays information about administrator events. Expand an event to view details and subtasks for that event. Click an event to view details and progress for that event. Click the event description to view further information.
Column Description
Description Details regarding the event.
Status Successful indicates that an event was performed in its entirety. Failed indicates that an event was either partially performed or not performed at all.
% Completion Current percentage of event completed.
Time Time that the event was logged.
These filtering options are available on the Admins tab:
  • Display events for only a certain time period, a specific pod, or a certain status, using the filters at the top of the tab.
  • Filter events shown in the table using the filter tool in each column.
From the Admins tab, you can cancel assignment-related tasks before they complete by selecting the task in the list and clicking Cancel Tasks.
  • Before attempting to select a task for cancellation, refresh the view to update the status for the tasks displayed.
  • If a task is currently in a state where the system allows you to cancel it, you can select the check box corresponding to that cancellable task. If all tasks in the list are cancellable, you also have the option of selecting the 'select all' check box at the top of the list to cancel all tasks. If not, you must select tasks individually.
The following table shows the tasks that you can cancel.
Task Cancel When Task is in Queued State Cancel When Task is in Running State
Farm Expansion Supported
Note: When the system has automatically created an expansion task for an RDSH farm, the farm must be offline before you can cancel that task.
Supported
Note the following:
  • When the system has automatically created an expansion task for an RDSH farm, the farm must be offline before you can cancel that task.
  • Resources that have already been created, such as VMs and OS/data disks, are destroyed when the task is canceled. When VMs are destroyed or not created, this changes the size of the assignment.
  • This option is not available for multi-cloud assignments.
Assignment Expansion Supported
Note: When the system has automatically created an expansion task for a VDI desktop assignment, the assignment must be offline before you can cancel that task.
Supported
Note the following:
  • When the system has automatically created an expansion task for an RDSH farm, the farm must be offline before you can cancel that task.
  • Resources that have already been created, such as VMs and OS/data disks, are destroyed when the task is canceled. When VMs are destroyed or not created, this changes the size of the assignment.
  • This option is not available for multi-cloud assignments.
Convert VM to Image Supported
Note: If you cancel this task, and want to retry it, first confirm that the VM is in a state where it can be converted. If you are not sure, power off and then power on the VM.
Supported
Note: If you cancel this task, and want to retry it, first confirm that the VM is in a state where it can be converted. If you are not sure, power off and then power on the VM.

User Events

The Users tab displays descriptions and times logged for end-user events.

These filtering options are available on the Users tab:
  • Display events for only a certain time period or a specific pod, using the filters at the top of the tab.
  • Filter events shown in the table using the filter tool in each column.

Audit Logs

The Audit Logs tab displays the time, status, description, and user information logged for events that have occurred from administrator-initiated actions on your pods. For more information, see Working with Audit Logs.

You can filter events displayed using the Filters tool at the top of the tab.