Use the View TS Pools dashboard to view the performance of Terminal Services desktop pools, Terminal Services hosts, and Terminal Services desktop sessions in your View environment. The View TS Pools dashboard is specific to View 5.3.x and earlier environments.

The widgets on the View TS Pools dashboard are organized into two columns: the left column contains widgets for Terminal Services hosts and the right column contains widgets for Terminal Services desktop pool sessions. Each column contains a Heat Map widget and four Top-N Analysis widgets.

The Terminal Services Desktop Pools widget is the master widget for the Heat Map widgets. For example, when you select a desktop pool in the Terminal Services Desktop Pools widget, the TS Hosts widget shows the Terminal Services host for that desktop pool and the TS Desktop Sessions widget shows the Terminal Services desktop sessions for that desktop pool.

For most widgets, you can click the Dashboard Navigation button on the widget toolbar to navigate to other dashboards.

Use the graphs in the TS Desktop Pool Indicator Metrics widget to see the values of selected metrics over time and obtain a quick view of the trends in KPIs.

The colored rectangles in the TS Hosts and TS Desktop Sessions widgets represent particular objects. For example, in the TS Hosts widget, each rectangle represents a particular Terminal Services host. You can point to a rectangle to view basic information about its associated object.

The size of the rectangle indicates the value of one metric, the color of the rectangle indicates the value of another metric, and the widget configuration determines which metric values that the widget shows. For example, if you select Sized by Workload - Colored by Health from the Configuration drop-down menu, rectangles are sized according to the value of the workload metric and are colored according to the value of the health metric. Red indicates a low value and green indicates the high end of the value range.

Use the Top-N Analysis widgets for Terminal Services hosts to view the hosts that have the highest CPU processor time, disk transfers per second, bytes sent per second, and committed bytes in use.

Use the Top-N Analysis widgets for Terminal Services desktop sessions to view the sessions that have the highest CPU processor time, session disk reads per second, session bytes sent per second, and session logon times.

Viewing the extreme performers in any category can help you to assess the overall performance of your environment.