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VMware Application HA - How to test?

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I have setup the 3 VMs required for vSphere App HA , including two which are part of vCenter Hyperic server. Have also installed Hyperic Agent on the IIS 8.5 VM that I want to monitor.

(Thanks to this link  -- http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2014/02/installing-app-ha-pt1.html  -- given by A Hancock, which was great help, though it can be improved in a few places. The setup of App HA is certainly not easy, especially the Hyperic-server-related components!)

I have not been able to find any documentation or blog on how to test the App-HA setup. I stopped the www service on the IIS server and it did not get restarted by AppHA or Hyperic server which surprised me. In fact, I don't see any place where IIS related services are being monitored.

How may I test the setup?
(I am enclosing a few screen-shots to show what my setup looks like. Can provide more of those.) Thanks.

AK
vCenter-Server-Extension---AppHA-Unknown
Hyperic-Showing-AppHA-VC-Available.JPG
vSphere-AppHA---Connected-to-Hyperic.JPG
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Power Off the VM cause an uncontrolled shutdown or failure!

Do not shutdown host via VMware Tools.
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1. Shutdown the monitored VM from command line tool “shutdown /s”; nothing done by Hyperic server – it took it about 1 minute to even notice that ‘platform’ or VM is not available.
2. Stopped www (w3svc) service; nothing done by Hyperic server
3. Stopped both W3SVC and WAS services using IISreset; Hyperic took 2 minutes to notice it and did nothing to fix it.

And a basic question: How to associate a policy in App-HA with a VM? Is it automatic? Where can it be seen in Hyperic server? Thanks.
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I had asked: "How to associate a policy in App-HA with a VM? Is it automatic? Where can it be seen in Hyperic server?"

VMware Support showed me how to assign a Policy to a VM. (It is documented in their "AppHA-Users-Guide" but I had missed that section.) However, it is still unclear if the policy can be seen in the Hyperic server.

Once the policy was assigned, AppHA got working.
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I missed a step -- the very last step -- in the configuration. Only 2nd engineer of VMware support could spot it. I had asked a question related to that step here but it had remained unanswered. Thanks.
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