Sites in the RAS Console

To view existing sites in the Parallels RAS Console, select the Farm category in the left pane. Existing sites are listed in the right pane.

Note: The Farm node will only be visible to an administrator who has full permissions to manage the Farm. For more information about Farm/Site permissions, please refer to Managing Administrator Accounts.

The Farm category displays the configuration of only one Site at a time. If you log in as the Farm administrator, the configuration of the RAS Licensing Site will be displayed. If you log in as an administrator who has access to a specific Site (but not the Farm), the configuration of that Site will be displayed.

Current Site

Click on the Farm item in the middle pane to view the list of available sites. The Site which configuration is currently loaded in the console is marked as "Current Site" in the Type column. The column also displays other Site attributes. For example, "Licensing Site / Local Site / Current Site".

Switching between sites

To switch to a particular Site, select Farm in the middle pane, then right-click the Site in the right pane and choose Switch to this Site. The Site configuration will be loaded into the RAS Console.

The other way of switching between sites is to click the Location drop-down list in the upper left-hand side of the RAS Console. The menu lists sites for the current Farm and may also list other Farms if you used this RAS Console to connect to them. For more info, see Connecting to a Parallels RAS Farm.

Renaming a Site

To rename a Site, right-click it and choose Rename Site.

Site configuration and health view

When you select the Site node in the middle pane, the Site Info tab in the right pane displays the list of Parallels RAS components that have been configured for the Site with interactive performance monitoring metrics for each component. Depending on the Site configuration, the list may include RD Sessions Hosts, VDI, Remote PCs, Secure Gateways, Connection Brokers, Azure Virtual Desktop, HALB Virtual Servers and devices, Tenant Broker, Host pools, and Enrollment Server.

To collapse or expand a component group, click an "arrow up" or "arrow down" icon on the right side of the list. Note that if no servers of a particular type have been added to the Site, the group name will not be displayed in the list.

The following information is displayed for each component (the information is updated at an interval of approximately 2 minutes):

  • Address: Server FQDN or IP address.

  • Status: Indicates whether the agent software is installed on the server and is functioning properly.

  • CPU: Current CPU utilization.

  • RAM: Current RAM utilization.

  • Disk Read Time: Disk read time.

  • Disk Write Time: Disk write time.

  • Sessions: The number of currently active user sessions.

  • Preferred PA: The name of the RAS Connection Broker designated as preferred for this server.

  • Operating System: Operating system version installed on the server.

  • Agent Version: The agent version installed on the server.

  • Hypervisor: The hypervisor the server is running on.

You can customize this view by clicking Tasks > Monitoring Settings. This opens a dialog where you can specify which colors should be used to display different performance counters and their values.

Performing tasks on a component

You can perform a number of tasks on a component displayed in the Site Info tab. These tasks are described below.

To configure a component, do one of the following:

  • While the Site node is selected in the middle pane, right-click a component in the right pane and choose Show in the editor.

  • Select a component category in the middle pane (e.g. RD Session Hosts, Providers, etc.).

To use server management tools, right-click a component (server), click Tools and choose a desired tool. For the complete description of tools, see Computer Management Tools.

Using the Site Designer

Select the Site node in the middle and then click the Designer tab in the right pane. The tab displays a visual representation of the Site infrastructure. Use the icons at the top to add more components to the diagram as desired. Note that adding a component to the diagram will actually add it to the Site. Double-click a component to view and configure it in a corresponding editor.

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