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Adding a VMware Horizon Monitor

VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon is a solution that simplifies the management and delivery of virtual desktops and apps on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid or multi-cloud configuration through a single platform to end users. Add VMware Horizon to discover all the instances of View Connection Server, and monitor the performance of various resources associated with your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). 


Add a VMware Horizon monitor

  1. Log in to your Site24x7 account. 
  2. Go to Admin > Add Monitor, and click VMware Horizon under VMware.
  3. Enter the following specifics:
    • Display Name: Provide a display name to identify the VMware Horizon monitor.
    • View Connection Server: Specify the host name or IP address of the primary VMware VDI View Connection Server.
    • Domain Name: Enter the name of the domain under which the View Connection Server resides.
    • Maximum Concurrent Desktop Sessions to be Monitored: Choose the maximum number of Concurrent Desktop Sessions to be monitored in VMware Horizon, from the drop-down menu. Each Concurrent Desktop Session will consume one basic monitor license
    • Location Profile: Select the location profile from the drop-down list from where the VMware Horizon  can be monitored. Once installed, the On-Premise Poller will be added as a location under the location profile. You can also configure a location profile.
    • Monitor Groups: Associate the VMware Horizon monitor with a monitor group. Choose an existing monitor group or create a new one.
    • Dependent on Monitor: Select a dependent monitor of your choice from the drop-down list. Site24x7 will suppress alerts for the configured VMware Horizon monitor if the dependent monitor is already down. You can add up to five monitors as dependents.
  4. View Connection Server User Credentials:
    VMware VDI View Connection Server Credentials: Choose the appropriate credentials stored in the Site24x7 Credential Profile or add new ones by specifying the Credential Name, Credential Type, Username, and Password.
  5. Specify the following details for Configuration Profiles:
    • Threshold and Availability: Select a threshold profile from the drop-down list, use the default threshold profile available, or create a new one, and get notified when the resources cross the configured threshold and availability.
    • Notification Profile: The Notification Profile helps to configure when and who gets notified in case of downtime. Choose a notification profile from the drop-down list, use the default profile available, or create a custom notification profile
    • User Alert Group: Select the user group that needs to be alerted during an outage, or add multiple users to a group.
    • Tags: Associate your monitor with a predefined Tag or multiple Tags to help organize and manage your monitors creatively. 
    • Third-Party Integration: Set up integrations, and associate your monitor with a pre-configured third-party service. This lets you push your monitor alarms to selected services and facilitate improved incident management.
    • IT Automation Templates: Select an Automation Template to be executed when there is a change in the state of the NetFlow monitor. The defined action gets executed when there is a state change, and selected user groups are alerted.
    • Execute IT Automation during scheduled maintenance: Besides automating repetitive manual tasks with IT Automation tools, you can also schedule automation to take place one after the other when an incident takes place. Check the box if you wish to execute it.
  6. Third-party Integrations: Associate your monitor with a pre-configured third-party service. It lets you push your monitor alarms to selected services and facilitate improved incident management. If you haven't setup any integrations yet, navigate across to Admin > Third Party Integration to create one
  7. Click Save.

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