login vsi company logo login vsi company logo 250x40

 

Get the best possible VDI performance, density and availability with Login VSI
Our Solutions

Workload Recording with Login PI

I love the flexibility of the virtual user, it can handle any application & goes as deep into the application as you like.

Of course the desire to customize workloads to include, for example, your CRM, an Electronic Health Record or Finance application, increases.

How to add applications with Login PI

Today I’d like to show you how easy it is to add an application to Login PI and have the virtual user operate it as a real person would by starting the application, clicking elements and typing.

Login VSI - Blog - Workload Recording With Login PI - Applications Biggest Performance Complaints

How to identify the right application for testing

As applications are the biggest cause of performance complaints (Source: VDILikeAPro survey January 2019), the first step is to identify the application we’d like to use and the path the virtual user is going to follow, as you can imagine the workload will look different for a nurse, doctor and finance employee. To best capture what real users do I typically check in with application owners or end-users themselves to see what their application usage looks like. In this example the path looks like this:

  • Start the application
  • Load a document
  • Add / Edit data
  • Look at a report
  • Close the application

I’ve already added the application to Login PI, and I’ve also downloaded the Login VSI scripting toolset. And if you have not done so please check the links or this blogpost by Ferry Stelte on adding custom applications.

Application X-Ray - free for every Login PI customer

Login VSI - Blog - Workload Recording With Login PI - Application XRay

Here at Login VSI, we love a good performance and we know our customers do, too. So to help our Login PI customers improve their performance, we've included Application X-Ray with every Login PI installation, for free! Application X-Ray is a fantastic tool. Here’s how it works:

  1. Start the application you’d like to automate
  2. Start the Login PI Application X-Ray
  3. Identify the button/element you’d like to operate
  4. Drag the crosshairs on top of that button

Login VSI - Blog - Workload Recording With Login PI - Application XRay Crosshair

The X-Ray now allows you to pick an action to execute against that element including:

  • Click
  • Type
  • Right click
  • Double click
  • Focus
  • Find

All that is left now is to copy the generated line of code to your application script. Below you can find an example of an application popup with a button, and how to record the commands that are required to continue in to the application. Within the application simply repeat these steps and go anywhere you want.

Watch XRay in action:

To see how easy it is to use XRay, we've created this quick video for you to enjoy:

 


 

Start using Login VSI today

Our industry-standard software is built to help you avoid problems, lower costs and improve performance. Request a Quote or get your free Trial below, and benefit from our award-winning services.

Free Price Request  Your Free Trial

 


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 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.

About the Author

Login VSI Blog - Windows 10 Default File Type Associations - Article Author Mark Plettenberg

Mark Plettenberg (@markplettenberg) is a product manager of Login VSI and has played a critical role in the development and growth of Login VSI. Ask Mark about motorcycle mechanics and breaking/repairing anything and everything that has a power plug.

 

 

 

Tags: News, Login PI, Application Virtualization, Blog, Performance

Popular Blogs

Login VSI Blog - Ongoing Effects CPU Flaws

The Ongoing Effects of Intel CPU Flaws

The Ongoing Effects of Intel CPU Flaws Over the last year, we’ve seen many Intel CPU hardware flaws come to light and when news first broke about Meltdown & Spectre there was a lot of panic: "should we patch?", "What’s the performance impact?", "Can we still rely on this hardware?" Continue Reading
Login VSI Blog - Updating to Windows 10 1903? Make Sure to Test!

Updating to Windows 10 1903? Make Sure to Test!

Updating to Windows 10 1903? Make Sure to Test! It’s that time of the year again. Microsoft have released their spring update and the first IT-Pro’s are getting ready to move their VDI environment over. Continue Reading
Login VSI Blog - LVTE 2109 - Technology Advocates & Experts

Login VSI Technology Advocates and Experts 2019

About a year ago Login VSI, the industry standard in VDI performance testing, announced a new program Recognizing those individuals that have built and displayed extensive knowledge of the Login VSI software solutions, and visibly contribute to the End-User Computing (EUC) Community. Continue Reading
Login VSI officially recognized as an integration partner for WVD by Microsoft

Windows Virtual Desktop

I’m excited to share with you that as of this week Login VSI has officially been recognized as an integration partner for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) by Microsoft. Continue Reading
Introducing Login PI 3.4

Introducing Version 3.4 of Login PI

What’s New & Different - Introducing Version 3.4 of Login PI We've updated Login PI, the benchmark in unplanned-change and gradual-deterioration detection for VDI. New features include improving the way information is collected & distributed, the way customized workloads are created & the way actual tests are executed. Continue Reading
Login VSI Blog - What's New in Login PI 3.5

What's New in Login PI 3.5?

What's New in Login PI 3.5? Netscaler, SLA Reporting, Event Logging features and so much more! At the end of June, we released a new version of Login PI 3 bursting with new features and enhancements. There are so many that I could write pages of blog about it, but let’s just keep it simple and focus on some of the big items. Continue Reading
Cookie Settings