login vsi company logo login vsi company logo 250x40

 

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

  • Home
  • Blog
  • The VDI Lifecycle: Six easy steps for the best VDI performance

The VDI Lifecycle: Six easy steps for the best VDI performance

The VDI Lifecycle: Six easy steps for the best VDI performance

It’s the Circle of Life. With this song stuck in my head since the mid-1990s, now is the time to do something useful with it. I present to you the circle of VDI, also known as the VDI lifecycle.

The VDI lifecycle includes every stage of a VDI environment from development to production. By moving through these steps as a continuous process for every software or hardware change in your VDI environment, you will be able to locate performance issues upfront without receiving complaints from your end users.

Update May 25, 2016:

My colleague Dennis Damen introduced an updated version of the VDI Lifecycle of only four steps to deliver the best VDI user experience.

the vdi lifecycle login vsi and login pi together

Login VSI

To measure is to know. To know the impact of a change before deployment to real users, you need to test. Login VSI can help you be proactive by employing simulated or virtual users with realistic user behavior to show you how many users your environment can support before performance starts to degrade.

1: Test & Validate

When implementing a change in your environment, the first step is to Test and Validate the performance impact of this change. Run the test with Login VSI and use the performance analyzer to check the results.

2: Compare

Next, you can compare the performance of this change to earlier test results or different (VDI) solutions to make sure that you make the right decision. Is the performance better, the same or worse? And how does change A compare to change B. For example how does Microsoft Office 2010 compare to Office 2013, don’t be surprised if you see a 20% decrease in the amount of users you can get on a server with this one.

3: Deploy

Step 3 is to decide whether or not you should implement this update in production. Maybe you should wait for the next update or change the configuration and go back to Step 1 to test and validate again. But if all is good you can deploy with confidence. Or as Mufasa says, “I'm only brave when I have to be.”

Is everything looking good? Then it’s time to deploy this change to live production.

Login PI

After deploying an update in production, you want to make sure that everything keeps working consistently. That’s where Login PI comes in. Login PI gives you performance insights that help you get and stay ahead of trouble tickets.

4: Monitor

Login PI monitors your environment by adding a virtual user to your environment. This virtual user constantly reports on performance of applications. Since he is using the same applications as your real-life users, you will get a lot of insights in the end user experience.

5: Identify

Login PI helps to identify performance issues before your end user notices them, so you can take action before users are impacted. As the Login PI user is virtual, it can identify issues 24/7 even when there are no real users on the system. For example, Login PI can alert you on an issue that occurred at 4:00 am that you would have normally found out about at 8:30 am when the first users try to log on.

6: Report

The reports generated by Login PI enable you to compare the performance of your production environment to historical data to notice any changes. For example: are the response times around 9:00 am always slower or is something else going on? This is also a great way to validate if you or your DaaS or cloud provider has reached the requirements set in the Service Level Agreement (SLA).

After identifying an issue, always make sure to test and validate the solution with Login VSI before deployment to make sure that everything performs great before bringing it to production.

Conclusion

The VDI lifecycle is a continuous process that will help you to deliver predictable performance, higher availability and a more consistent end user experience. We truly believe that this will make both your end users and yourself very happy.

If you’ve ever experienced the pain of downtime or unhappy end users, Login VSI and Login PI working together can help your IT organization completely avoid those performance problems. (And yet another Lion King quote begs to be expressed: “Ah yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”)

Want more information about our products Login VSI and Login PI? Request a free trial using the links below and get started today.

 


 

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

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: Login VSI, Login PI, Monitoring, Load Testing

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 - How-To Update, Protect Against RIDL, Fallout MDS Vulnerability

How-To: Update, Protect Against RIDL, Fallout MDS Vulnerability

RIDL & Fallout MDS vulnerabilities, impact on VDI performance & actions to take. FAQs we’re receiving & updates on performance tests executed to patch flaws Intel calls “Microarchitectural Data Sampling (M.D.S.)” aka: Rogue In-Flight Data Load (RIDL), Fallout, ZombieLoad & Store-to-Leak Forwarding. Continue Reading
Login VSI Blog - Teaser Image - A Practical Guide to VDI Change Management - Part 1

A Practical Guide to VDI Change Management

Part 1: IT Change Management in general The first in an 8-part series, this practical guide to VDI Change Management will guide you through the transformation of the IT department from a back-end function into a core competency for every modern organization. Continue Reading
A Practical Guide To VDI Change Management, Part 3

A Practical Guide to VDI Change Management

Part 3: Change Accelerates with Windows 10 The third in an 8-part series, this practical guide to VDI Change Management gives you the low-down on the what, why and how of Windows 10 updates and changes Continue Reading
Login VSI Blog - Teaser Image - A Practical Guide to VDI Change Management - Part 2

A Practical Guide to VDI Change Management

Part 2: Why VDI is very sensitive to change The second in an 8-part series, this practical guide to VDI Change Management highlights the importance of effective Change Management. With all the complexities of VDI environments, any failure can severely impact your business. Continue Reading
Login AT Express offers Application Compatibility Testing for up to 50 applications for FREE

[Press Release] Login VSI introduces free license for award winning solution, Login AT

Login AT Express offers Application Compatibility Testing for up to 50 applications for FREE Atlanta, USA, May 22, 2019: Login VSI, the industry standard for VDI and SBC performance testing, announced today the availability of a new, free version of Login AT for Bulk Application Compatibility Testing. Continue Reading
Cookie Settings