Hello Suzanne,

There is a toolkit that VMWare has that you can add on to get the stats you need. They have this link to a technical preview here:
 https://labs.vmware.com/flings/horizon-toolbox-2

This looks like it will get your data and a little bit more. We also use labstats to give us a report on computer and app usage on our campus but I don't know how this would actually benefit you on the Zero client side of things since labstats requires an agent that resides on the unique machine then gathers data on a per machine basis off of s local database that it keeps. 

I'm hoping this helps. I'm sure if your admin is using VSphere that there are some logs that are accessible on some usage on disk I/O but I don't know if that will get you your unique data that your needing to get hard numbers on actual usage. 

Take care,

Ray

Ray Martinez
Illinois Wesleyan University
Instructional Support Specialist
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To set the stage for this question: I was recently told that one of our 24 seat computer labs will be converted into a classroom. I was given the suggestion to move 4-6 of the stations to another smaller space and store the rest. The lab in question is outfitted with zero clients running VMWare View.  I believe that this is a heavily used lab, but the only hard data I can provide is printer usage. My Systems admin says there is no way to verify how many users are accessing these devices and how many are typically in use simultaneously. I can't think of a way.

Does anyone have a method in place to gather that type of data?

Thanks,

Suzanne

Suzanne Gaynor
Director, Technology Resource Center
Hartwick College
607-431-4670
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