So here’s an ask I’ve had for well over a year, which i duly neglected until the mind of the brilliant Sean Massey decided to send me a PM on the vExpert EUC slack channel.
VMware Horizon’s API has been published for well over a year at this point over on code.vmware.com but there’s two challenges with this API in my humble opinion:
A: it’s WAAAAY too developer orientated for a regular PowerShell consumer*
B: while it’s a fully fledged API it seems a bit shortsighted to only document how to use it from Powershell given that the full API is documented.
* oh don’t have such a high opinion of yourself, everyone complained, i have the emails to prove it!
I had attempted this a few times before, but my usual source of help, Remko was too busy to help me or I duly hit a problem and inevitably toddled off to do something else. Not this time! and with no Remko help! *pats self on the back*
When checking the bandwidth requirement of multimedia sites, checking how much additional bandwidth video conferencing is going to require or even troubleshooting WAN capacity issues, it’s extremely useful to have a visible interpretation of realtime bandwidth consumption from your virtual desktop.
I wrote a tool quite some time ago called watcher2 while troubleshooting a similar issue. I finally took the time to refactor that tool for use with XenApp 6.5 , XenDesktop and VMware View and they are finally available to download! Both watcher utilities also include a latency counter which was a request that came in over and over.
HDX and PCOIP watcher by default dock to the top of the screen and can be moved left or right as below: