Use the XD-XA VDI Desktops dashboard to view VDI Desktops-related alerts, VDI Desktop summary information and VDI session detailed information, VDI desktop session resource utilization. and running application list of a VDI desktop session.

Note:

Get Process to retrieve applications running in a VDI session is not supported.

Configuring Applications for Viewing in Reports

In order to use the following reports from the VDI Pools Dashboard, you must first configure applications that you want to monitor:

  • XD-XA Desktop Application Usage

  • XD-XA Desktop Application Instance Usage

Use the following steps to configure applications for these reports:

  1. Edit /usr/lib/vmware-vcops/user/plugins/inbound/V4PA_adapterx/conf/v4pa-desktop-app-config.properties in the master node. Add application information to it. For example, to add information for calculator and notepad applications, modify the file like so:

    #app name, app full path, pod name(optional)
    #for pod Cluster-SERVER621
    calculator,C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Calculator.lnk,Cluster-SERVER621
    #for all pods
    notepad,C:\Windows\notepad.exe
  2. By default, the app instance feature is disabled, and you can only see Desktop Applications Tier and Desktop Application objects. To enable the app instance feature, go to /usr/lib/vmware-vcops/user/plugins/inbound/V4PA_adapterx/conf/v4pa.properties and change the value of enableDesktopApplicationInstance to true.

  3. Restart the entire cluster after making these changes, or just restart the remote collector. Use service vmware-vcops -full-restart on the remote collector. The property has to be changed on the master node; the remote cluster is updated after the restart.

Tips for using the XD-XA VDI Desktops Dashboard

  • Use the Top Alerts widet to view all desktop OS machine-related alerts.

  • Use the Running Application List widget to view the current running applications on a VDI desktop.

  • Use the Desktop Applications widget to view a list of all the configured applications hosted by a VDI desktop.

  • Use the Desktop Application Users widget to see a history of user logon information for a selected application, indicating who uses the application, and when the application is used.