Neverfail for View Composer 6.0 Plug-in - Online Help

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About Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in

Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in provides protection for all associated VMware View Composer configuration data, services, application data files, and log files.

Supported Versions of Microsoft Windows

  • VMware View Composer 5.3 on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 SP1
  • VMware View Composer 6.1.1 on Windows 2008 R2 up to SP1, Windows 2012, Windows 2012 R2

Install/Uninstall the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in Via the Neverfail Advanced Management Client

The Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in can be installed either via the Neverfail Management Server or by using Application -> Plugins in the Neverfail Advanced Management Client using the procedure below. Neverfail recommends that for initial deployments or subsequent repair-installs and upgrades of Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in, the installation should be performed using the Neverfail Management Server.

To install the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in, follow the steps below:

  1. Unzip the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in to the desired location.
  2. Launch the Neverfail Advanced Management Client.
  3. Navigate to Application -> Plugins.
  4. Click on the Install button.
  5. Click the Browse button and navigate to the location of the 'ViewComposerNFPlugin.dll' file.
  6. Click OK to complete the installation.

To remove/uninstall the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Neverfail Advanced Management Client.
  2. Navigate to Application -> Plugins.
  3. Select the desired plug-in to be removed/uninstalled.
  4. Click on the Uninstall button in the 'Plugins' pane

Monitoring

For Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in, monitoring consists of the following:

  • Service Availability Monitoring
  • Application and Performance Monitoring

Service Availability Monitoring

Neverfail monitors services specified by the plug-in to ensure application availability. In the event that a specified service stops or fails, Neverfail can take up to three pre-configured actions to remedy the issue.

Application and Performance Monitoring

Rules - There are no configurable performance monitoring rules for this plug-in.

Tasks - The following 'Tasks' are installed by Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in:

  • Periodic
    • Protected Services Discovery
    • File Filter Discovery
    • Registry Filter Discovery

To configure/modify these 'Tasks', follow the steps below:

  1. Using the Management Client, click on Application -> Tasks.
  2. Select the desired 'Task'.
  3. Click on the Edit button at the top of the 'Tasks' pane.
  4. Configure/modify the 'Interval' field.
    Note: 'Interval' is the only field available for configuration/modification and is measured in seconds (secs).
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

Note: This dialog is also used to Enable/Disable the selected 'Task'.

Protected Services

This is a list of all services protected by this plug-in:

VMware View Composer

  • VMware View Composer / VMware Horizon View Composer
  • VMware Universal File Access

When the plug-in is installed, all protected services will be set to manual unless otherwise stated.

Protected Data

This is a description of the protected data set determined at plug-in install time. Please note that exact filters will depend upon the configuration of the application plug-in at the time of install.

VMware View Composer

  • All registry data, security certificates, and configuration files.

 

Applies To

Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in 201.5.3

Related Information

None

 

KBID-2808

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