VMware Advanced Monitoring for Horizon powered by ControlUp - App Volumes Health Check for End Points

In this quick walkthrough we're going show you how you can use the script actions feature within ControlUp to do a health check on App Volumes on Horizon end points. This example will show how you can call a script action that executes 15 separate checks on App Volumes on a Horizon end point. A full list of checks is available at the end of this article.

Overview


  • Section 1: Connect to all monitored resources.
  • Section 2: Focus on the TD-WINDOWS10-Dallas folder.
  • Section 3:  Click on the "Machines" Object, then select all the virtual machines in this folder.
  • Section 4: Run the "Health Check App Volumes End Point" script action on multiple Windows 10 virtual machines all at once.

Before you Begin


In order to complete this product walkthrough please make sure you have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, sign up here if you do not have one.
  • TCP & UDP ports 80, 443, 8443; and if using PCoIP, both TCP & UDP 4172
  • Latest Horizon Client installed, available via direct download here.
  • A ControlUp user account on TestDrive. See this article for info on how to access ControlUp on TestDrive and create an account.

Here is a short demo video of the steps in the steps in this walk through.

App Volumes Health Check for End Points Script Action Video Demo

 

SECTION 1: Connect to all monitored resources.

Right Click on the TestDrive-vmwtd.com folder in the left pane, then select "Connect" in the context menu to connect to all the monitored resources.

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Section 2: Focus on the TD-WINDOWS10-Dallas folder.

In the left pane, right click on the upper most folder that is titled "TD-WINDOWS10-Dallas" and select "Focus" in the context menu.

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Section 3:  Click on the "Machines" Object, then select all the virtual machines in this folder.

In the center Dashboard view, click on "Machines" to view only the virtual machines in the TD-WINDOWS10-Dallas folder. 

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Next, click and drag your mouse down to the bottom of list to select all the virtual machines in this folder (or just type -Control-A to select all).

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Section 4: Run the "Health Check App Volumes End Point" script action on multiple Windows 10 virtual machines all at once.

Right click on any server name in the list. A context menu will appear.

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In the search box, type "App Vol".

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Then hover your mouse over "Script Actions", then when it appears, click on "Health Check App Volumes End Point".

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A command line arguments window will now appear. The default for how far back this action checks the logs is seven days. Click "OK" in the bottom right of this window.

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This script may take up to 90-120 seconds to run due to the amount of data that is processed. You should see the results screen pop up next.

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Because this Script Action was invoked and run on multiple machines at once, there may be multiple different results. ControlUp will group the results in this case. You can click on any Group on the left hand side of the window (highlighted in red above) to see the specific results for each group.

 The table below is what functionality is thus far in the script where AV is App Volumes. It does not do general end-point health checks as these are available elsewhere within the ControlUp product.

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