When users connect to Parallels RAS and establish a session, the session information is displayed in the Parallels RAS Console in the following locations:

  • The Sessions category (new since Parallels RAS 18.1).

  • The Sessions tab in RD Session Hosts, VDI, and Azure Virtual Desktop views (Farm > Site > RD Sessions Hosts > VDI > Azure Virtual Desktop).

The Session category displays user sessions for all available host types, including RD Sessions Hosts, VDI, and Azure Virtual Desktop. This is the place where you can view all current sessions irrespective of the type of a server hosting a session. Individual Sessions tabs display sessions for their respective host types.

Sessions category

When you select the Session category (in the main category list), the following two tabs are displayed in the right pane of the RAS Console:

  • Users: Lists user sessions for all available host type.

  • Resources: Lists currently running published resources (apps and desktops) from hosts of all types.

You can filter the lists in the Sessions category by clicking Tasks > Search (or clicking the magnifying glass icon) and specifying the criteria in one or more column headings. For example, you can filter the list on the Users tab by host type using the Source column, which can contain one of the following values:

  • RDSH: RD Session Host

  • VDI: Virtual desktop

  • RemotePC: Remote PC through VDI

  • AVD: Azure Virtual Desktop

Sessions tabs

The Sessions tabs display user sessions for their respective host types. To see sessions for a particular host, you can filter the list by host name.

Please note that when you open the Sessions category or a Sessions tab, some of the columns in a list may not be populated right away. This is because it takes some time to calculate these values. The examples of such columns include Logon duration, UX Evaluator, Latency. Simply wait a few seconds and the values will appear in the list.

Most of the information in this chapter is common to both the Sessions category and Sessions tabs. Specifics and differences are described where applicable.

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