The Event Log page lets you view and clear event log messages from the client. The web interface lets you change the log filter setting on the device, which controls which messages are put in the log. When you set the filter to “terse,” the device logs terse messages.
The Event Log page also lets you enable and define syslog as a way of collecting and reporting your events that meets the IETF standard for logging program messages.
Allows separation of the software that generates messages from the system that stores them and the software that reports and analyzes them.
Provides devices that would otherwise be unable to communicate a way to notify administrators of problems or performance.
Can be used for computer system management and security auditing as well as generalized informational, analysis, and debugging messages.
Is supported by a wide variety of devices and receivers across multiple platforms.
Can be used to integrate log data from many different types of systems into a central repository.
are assigned a priority/level (Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error, Warning, Notice, Info or Debug) by the sender of the message.
Lets you direct messages to various local devices (console), files (/var/log/) or remote syslog daemons.
Take care when you update the configuration as omitting or misdirecting message facilities or levels can cause important messages to be ignored by syslog or overlooked by the administrator.
Figure 1. Event Log Web Page
Figure 2. OSD: Event Log
Table 1 Event Log Parameters
Event log Messages
View: Click to open a browser page that displays the event log messages (with timestamp information) stored on the device. Press F5 to refresh the browser page log information.
Clear: Click to delete all event log messages stored on the device.
Event Log Filter Mode
Click the pull-down menu to filter the event logs. Options include:
Verbose (this is the default setting)
Enable the syslog standard for your event logs. If syslog is enabled, you must configure the remaining fields (if disabled, they are non-editable).
Identify Syslog Host By
Choose if the syslog host is identified by IP address or by FQDN. If you enter an invalid IP address or DNS name, a message appears to prompt you to correct it. The parameter depends on which method you choose:
IP Address: The IP address for the syslog host
FQDN: The DNS name of the syslog host
Syslog Host IP Address / Syslog Host DNS Name
If you set the Identify Syslog Host By field to:
IP Address: Enter the IP address for the syslog host
FQDN: Enter the DNS name for the syslog host
Syslog Host Port
Lets you configure the syslog port number.
The facility is a number attached to every syslog message used to categorize the source of the syslog messages. The facility is part of the standard syslog header and can be interpreted by all syslog servers.
Enter a facility to suit your logging needs. For example, you could configure:
zero clients to use facility 19
Cisco routers to use facility 20
VMware ESX hosts to use facility 21
The default facility is set to “19 – local use 3”. Cisco routers default to “23 – local use 7”.
Enhanced logging mode
This field lets you collect enhanced log messages for one of the following categories. Click Disable to turn off the enhanced logging mode.
You can only enable enhanced logging for one of the above categories at one time.
The Session Control web page allows control of the device session.
Figure 3. Session Control Web Page
Table 2 Session Control Parameters
This field displays the current state for the session. Options include:
Two buttons appear below the Connection State field:
Connect: If the connection state is Disconnected, click this button to initiate a PCoIP session between the client and its peer device. If the connection state is Connection Pending or Connected, this button is disabled.
Disconnect: If the connection state is Connected or Connection Pending, click this button to end the PCoIP session for the device. If the connection state is Disconnected, this button is disabled.
Peer IP Address
Displays the IP address for the peer device. When not in session, this field is blank.
Peer MAC Address
Displays the MAC address of the peer device. When not in session, this field is blank.
PCoIP protocol statistics display
The Session Statistics page on the Administrative Web Interface and OSD lets you view current statistics when a session is active. If a session is not active, you can view the statistics from the last session.
Figure 4. Session Statistics Web Page
Figure 5. OSD: Session Statistics
Table 3 Session Statistics Parameters
The current (or last) state of the PCoIP session. Values include:
802.1X Authentication Status
Identify if 802.1X authentication is enabled or disabled on the device.
PCoIP Packets Statistics
PCoIP Packets Sent: The total number of PCoIP packets sent in the current/last session.
PCoIP Packets Received: The total number of PCoIP packets received in the current/last session.
PCoIP Packets Lost: The total number of PCoIP packets lost in the current/last session.
Bytes Sent: The total number of bytes sent in the current/last session.
Bytes Received: The total number of bytes received in the current/last session.
Round Trip Latency
The minimum, average, and maximum round-trip PCoIP system (for example, virtual machine to client and then back to the virtual machine) and network latency in milliseconds (+/- 1 ms).
Transmit Bandwidth: The minimum, average, and maximum traffic transmitted by the Tera1x00 processor. The active bandwidth limit is the maximum amount of network traffic the Tera1x00 processor may currently generate. The value is derived from the configured bandwidth parameters and the current (or last) network congestion levels.
Receive Bandwidth: The minimum, average, and maximum traffic received by the Tera1x00 processor.
Pipeline Processing Rate
How much image data is currently being processed by the image engine (in megapixels per second).
Endpoint Image Settings In Use
Displays if the image settings being used are configured within the client or within the host.
Initial Image Quality
The minimum and maximum quality setting is taken from the Image page for the device.
Image Quality Preference
This setting is taken from the Image Quality Preference field on the Image page. The value determines if the image is set to a smoother versus a sharper image.
Build to Lossless
Options that may appear in this field include:
Enabled: The Disable Build to Lossless field on the Image page is unchecked.
Disabled: The Disable Build to Lossless field is checked.
Click this button to reset the statistic information on this page.
This button also resets the statistics reported in the home page.
The port number for the display.
This column shows the refresh rate of the attached display. If the Maximum Rate field on the Image page is set to:
0 (that is, there is no limit): The maximum rate is taken from the monitor's refresh rate.
A value greater than 0: The refresh rate shows as "User Defined".
Output Process Rate
The frame rate currently being sent from the image engine on the virtual machine to the client.
Shows the current lossless state of the attached display:
Audio test tone
The Audio page allows you to generate an audio test tone from the client.
Cisco recommends that you do not wear the headphones during the audio test. Instead, hold them approximately two feet away from your ears because the volume level is loud and cannot be adjusted.
To generate an audio test tone, click Start to start the test tone. Click Stop to stop the test.
The Audio page functionality is only available on a client when the client is not in a PCoIP session.
Figure 6. Audio page
Test pattern display
The Display web page lets you initiate and view a test pattern on the client display.
The test pattern only appears on the Display page when the client is not in a PCoIP session. If you click Start when the client is in session, an error message appears.
Figure 7. Display Web Page
Table 4 Display Parameters
Set the type of test pattern for the attached monitor(s) as:
Video Test Pattern Generator
Pseudo Random Bitstream
Set the test pattern resolution from the drop-down menu.
Click Start to begin the test pattern. Click Stop to stop the test.
Device processor reset
The PCoIP Processor page lets you reset the client and view the amount of time that has elapsed since the client PCoIP processor last booted.
Figure 8. PCoIP Processor Web Page
Figure 9. OSD: PCoIP Processor
Table 5 PCoIP Process Parameters
The current time. This feature requires that the NTP be enabled and configured. For details about configuring the NTP settings, see NTP parameter configuration.
Time Since Boot (Uptime)
View the time that has elapsed since the PCoIP processor last booted.
Reset PCoIP Processor
Click this button to reset the client.
The Ping page lets you ping a device to see if it is reachable across the IP network. This may help you determine if a broker server is reachable. Because the firmware forces the “do not fragment flag” in the ping command, you can also use this feature to determine the maximum MTU size.
The Ping tab has no matching menu in the Administrative Web Interface.