Announcing Login PI 1.6 General Availability
Coming off the successful release of Login PI 1.5 last January, today the Login PI team releases version 1.6, which includes some great new features, and some cosmetic improvements, to make integrating Login PI much easier and much faster.
Here are the things you can look forward to in the new release:
Updated Configuration Pages
With Login PI 1.5 we released a new dashboard, and with Login PI 1.6, the rest of the product has been updated to match that look and feel. Configuration has been streamlined, with all the settings now on a single page—no more clicking through multiple configuration pages to find the setting you need.
Provides a visual way to select the time periods for when you want to activate a Login PI test.
Launcher approval and status
Is available with only one click from the dashboard.
We now offer an Application Programming Interface (API) for accessing Login PI data programmatically. In fact, the whole Login PI dashboard uses the API to generate the dashboard and configuration pages, and now that API is available to customers who want to build stronger integration between Login PI and their other tools, or want access to Login PI data in certain ways. There are lots of ways customers can use our API, for example: automating the creation and activation of jobs, using Login PI alerts to automatically create trouble tickets, and more.
The Login PI secure API can be especially useful for tracking and analyzing the end user experience in third-party tools like Splunk. For example, Login PI data could be fed to a Splunk Predictive Analytics dashboard to predict future VDI capacity planning needs. Unlike real-user monitoring or synthetic transactions, Login PI’s virtual users simulate real end user desktop tasks, but in a consistent, measurable fashion, enabling a more accurate picture of desktop performance as an input to predictive models.
Ryan, one of our R&D gurus, recreated the Login PI dashboard in Splunk using our API—watch this space for more details on how he did it, and stay tuned for more news about Login PI’s integration with tools like Splunk in the very near future!
Meanwhile, want to do your own analysis on your Login PI data? Then there are numerous APIs that will let you just do a bulk download of the Login PI results, so you can put them into Excel or your BI tool of choice and work with it however you like.
Minor Text and Bug Fixes
The Dev team was also able to reduce the dashboard CPU/Memory utilization, squashed some bugs, and made some minor text fixes.