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Canary in the Coalmine: Login PI 1.0 recorded podcast feat. Brian Madden & Gabe Knuth

Canary in the Coalmine: Login PI 1.0 recorded podcast feat. Brian Madden & Gabe Knuth

Earlier this week we celebrated the general availability of Login PI. If you missed the live podcast with Brian Madden, Gabe Knuth and yours truly speaking about Login PI, listen to the recording here. We talk about Login PI and how enterprises are now able to deliver higher availability and a better end user experience. Following the podcast, Brian wrote a blog about Login PI: Login PI is the most brilliant monitoring product that I've been waiting 15 years for!

Since many of you are just getting acquainted with Login PI, I wanted to round up all the resources published so far so you have them at your fingertips.

Login PI works by putting synthetic users in your VDI environment and using them to provide IT Admins with insight into how the VDI environment is performing. Instead of waiting for real users to call you to let you know that they can’t login, or that “the system is slow,” Login PI’s synthetic users will find those issues and notify IT, so fixes can be initiated before the helpdesk phones start ringing.

Based on the automation engine in Login VSI, a Login PI synthetic user can do almost anything your regular users do in the VDI environment, but they also measure how long those tasks take to complete, so you can easily establish a performance baseline and get notification when performance thresholds are exceeded. You can also use Login PI to see how performance changes in your environment over time, so you can spot performance trends and address them.

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If you’ve been following Login PI all along, you can jump straight to download a trial, or trial it in our hosted hands-on labs online right now. When to use Login PI and Login VSI?—check out the VDI lifecycle blog. You can also see how some of our early adopters are using Login PI already in this post. Ryan Bijkerk is the Login PI Product Owner and a Microsoft App-V MVP. He’s done some work on how to use Login PI to measure App-V performance in your VDI environment.

If you looked at Login PI during the beta or Release Candidate phase, and want to know what’s new since then, here's the new feature list. Need help figuring out how to architect your Login PI deployment?—there’s a blog for that.

Thanks for your interest in Login PI. We are confident this product will make a difference in the quality of service IT delivers to end users. Because the end user experience makes or breaks VDI success, Login PI gets IT ahead of trouble tickets and helps administrators truly know more about the performance in their VDI environment.

Login PI Resources and Links

This post was originally published on April 22, 2015, and was updated on May 1, 2015 with updated links to download the podcast.

About the author

Adam Carter (@adambomb00) joined Login VSI in 2014 as a product manager working on new technologies. Adam lives in Seattle, where he enjoys listening to bands you’ve never heard of, roller derby, and coffee shops and happy hours where he can eavesdrop on Amazon and Microsoft employee conversations.


Tags: News, Login PI, Monitoring, Product Updates

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Andrew Mills - Nutanix

“Predictability is a key piece to VDI. It’s one of reasons that VDI has scared people away, but Login VSI solves that. If you’re going to do it, do it right. Login VSI really gives that rubber stamp on doing it right.”

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Todd Mace - PernixData

"Login VSI has been a great partner for us. Customers use PernixData with Login VSI to help validate their user experience. Login VSI helps to see what their performance bottlenecks are and our software helps to mediate some of that. Login VSI has been a kind of defacto standard to be able to help that validation and help the customer to be able to come up with a solution to fix it."

Todd Mace, Product Manager at PernixData


Randy Groves - Teradici

"As the developer of the PCoIP protocol, we do a lot of our own internal benchmarking to make sure that we’re continuing to improve our protocol. But we can’t actually publish our internal benchmarks because everybody might think that the tests are biased. So when we want to publish results, we use Login VSI. That way, if a customer wants to repeat our results they can.”

Randy Groves, CTO at Teradici

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