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8 Reasons to Choose Login PI for Digital Workplace Performance Management

Login PI 2.0

 

Login PI quietly turned two years old recently. As we prepare for the upcoming release of Login PI 2.0, let’s take a quick look back at the history of Login PI, and then a look forward at what’s coming up.

Login PI should be recognized, first and foremost, for bringing the virtual user into production VDI/SBC environments. Login VSI introduced the idea of virtual users, and the Login VSI software has been used around the world to validate capacity and performance in labs and pre-production. But instead of launching hundreds of virtual users to put load on an environment, the Login PI software put virtual users side-by-side with real users, measuring the user experience in real-time while notifying IT of performance outages and slowdowns. 

This concept has proven to be a popular one, as there are a handful of products trying to copy what Login PI does. However, none come close to offering everything that Login PI provides: Support for all major VDI/SBC platforms and products, along with the ability to measure any virtual user task—not just logins or App start times. All without an agent installed or any other configuration changes to your golden image.

You can find the whole list of features contained within the product, since its release, in the release notes. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Ability to measure any virtual user task, not just logins and App start times. Login PI can launch an App, send login details to the App, interact with the App and provide you with the timings for each step in the process.
  • A cloud-enabled solution that works with any combination of on-premise or cloud-hosted resources. Login PI can measure the performance of a cloud-hosted desktop from within your company network, or test remote access to your on-premise deployment using cloud-based virtual users, or anything in between.
  • Multiple ways to receive alerts, by email, or pushed to the Ops console of your choice via the Windows Event Log.
  • A robust API that allows you to do anything you can do via the console programmatically, as well as pull user experience data from the Login PI database to put into other tools for further analysis.
  • A Splunk app that recreates the Login PI console data in Splunk—and allows the correlation of Login PI data with other machine data contained within Splunk.
  • Network Latency reporting allows you to pinpoint where and how much the network is impacting the end-user experience.
  • A modern console that dynamically updates when virtual users report new data.
  • Streamlined configuration with all settings on a single page.

And we’re still just getting started with Login PI. In the future, we are adding more tools for visualizing and reporting on the data that Login PI collects.

One of these is a new Service Level Agreement (SLA) report. With this report, select a day or month, and Login PI will generate an elegant summary report showing the uptime and performance of your VDI/SBC environment with information on both login success and duration, as well as other virtual user actions. It also shows the differences from the previous period, so you can identify trends and predict future performance, as well as outage periods and performance over time. Here is an example:

Login PI SLA

When you sign up with a hosting provider, you usually agree on what the uptime/availability would be for their service, as well as the minimum level of performance that must be maintained. In a good SLA, there are refunds or credits applied when performance falls below the agreed-upon values. If you’re a hosted desktop customer, the SLA reporting in Login PI 2.0 generates a report that summarizes the performance of any virtual desktop, over a day or month, showing the success rate of login attempts, and data on application actions and logins, so you can verify your hosting provider is meeting the SLA. The report also shows trends compared to the previous month, so you can alert IT to something that may not be an issue yet, but might become a performance issue soon.

Login PI 2.0 will be publicly available in June 2017, and we’ll continue to update the product throughout the year. #CitrixSynergy attendees will have an opportunity to see the release (and munch on freshly-made #stroopwafels!) in our booth #409 at the show. Meanwhile, click here to download a trial today.

 


 

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About the company Login VSI

The company Login VSI provides end-user performance insights for virtualized desktop and server based computing environments. Enterprise IT departments use flagship product Login VSI (for load testing) and new addition Login PI (for continuity testing) in all phases of their virtual desktop deployment—from planning to deployment to change management—to build and safeguard a good performance, a high availability, and (as a result) a good and consistent end-user experience. For more information about Login VSI or for a free test license contact us.

 

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