Definition - What does Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Monitoring (VDI Monitoring) mean?
Virtual desktop infrastructure monitoring (VDI monitoring) is the process of reviewing, monitoring and managing the operations of a VDI environment for the purpose of performance management, troubleshooting and/or security. It is used to ensure that virtual desktops perform as expected by monitoring the overall operation of desktop infrastructure.
VDI monitoring is an extensive process that includes a series of different processes and methodologies across both the IT/computational and user side of a virtual desktop environment. The IT/computational layer is further divided into the hardware and software tier. VDI monitoring is typically performed through a virtual machine monitor or a VDI-specific monitoring application, such as virtual desktop manager (VDM), which monitors the operations of VDI components at each tier. This may include tracking user activity, operational status and the security of each virtual desktop at a granular level, as well as the composite infrastructure and resource utilization per desktop instance.