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Three Lesser Known Tips for Your VDI Performance Tests (Login VSI Tips & Tricks)

Three Lesser Known Tips for Your VDI Performance Tests (Login VSI Tips & Tricks)

Two weeks ago I received an email from a customer asking if the colors in Login VSI graphs could be changed after analyzing a test. The customer mentioned that the colors don’t have enough contrast which makes it difficult to clearly distinguish the lines in the graphs. After asking our development team to implement this valuable customer feedback, it was immediately apparent that this functionality was actually already available in the Analyzer! That’s a quick way to deliver new functionality to our customers.

Based on that experience of uncovering functionality even I didn’t know we had, today I’m sharing some Login VSI tips and tricks with you that are not very well known, but that can be extremely useful.

Changing colors in graphs

As mentioned, it’s sometimes useful to be able to change the colors after doing a comparison in the Login VSI Analyzer. In the image below you can clearly see that the Analyzer provides a lot of information but it’s difficult to see which color corresponds to which specific line.

default colors analyzer

The Login VSI analyzer with the default colors

It’s actually quite easy to solve this. Simply double click any color in the selection window at the bottom right of the Analyzer and pick your favorite color. Any RGB color is supported so you can create beautiful Login VSI charts with a personal touch to add some flair and express yourself :-)

custom colors analyzer

You can pick custom colors in the Analyzer

Automatically increment test names

If you are executing a lot of performance tests there are a couple of things you can do to make your job easier. One of them is full test automation but that’s a bit more involved and I won’t dive in here. But, if you execute a lot of different tests (like we do), it can be difficult to find the chronological order of the tests so that you can compare the changes in the different tests. Today I want to show you how you can make starting a test a bit more light touch by using the {increment} parameter when starting a test. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

In the start test wizard you can just add the {increment} parameter anywhere within your test name and it will automatically resolve to a number starting with 1 and auto incrementing for each consecutive test. By using this parameter the start test wizard will also remember the name of your test for the next run.

increment test name

Add {increment} to the Test Name

Editing workloads

You want to change the out of the box workloads or want to create completely new ones but you have no scripting or programming powers? No problem. Use the new Login VSI Workload Editor (beta) to fulfill your needs. This editor allows you to do all of this in a visual way by simply dragging and dropping items and actions around exactly where you want them. The Workload Editor is available for free and shipped with Login VSI by default. Simply choose Edit workload from the Management Console to start.

drag and drop workload editor

Easily make changes to the workloads with the drag and drop editor 

I hope that these three tips will help to make your VDI testing life a little bit easier. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Happy testing!

 


 

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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 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

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.


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