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Login VSI trial now has full functionality (hooray!)

Login VSI trial now has full functionality (hooray!)

It’s true, we have some great news for those evaluating Login VSI software. Until last week, the Login VSI trial was limited in functionality. Now the Login VSI Express version is a fully-functional Login VSI trial as of version 4.1.3.

As an evaluator you are now able to: 

  1. Select all workloads for trial runs. This includes the Task worker, Office worker, Knowledge worker, and Power user.
  2. Personalize the workloads. You can now add your own applications (SAP, Cerner, EPIC, etc.), remove applications or parts of the workload, run tests without Microsoft Office, or run tests that you have designed from scratch.
  3. Use all of the functionality available in the analyzer including the VSImax overview, application start times, logon times, and external data (overlays from PerfMon, esxtop, or storage systems, for example).

The ability to experience the full functionality of the Analyzer is especially important to evaluators. External data overlays are very informative and will clearly show what is causing VSImax to peak. For example, check out this test I have executed with Microsoft Office 2013 on a Windows 8, 2vcpu VDI environment. Doing the normal analysis it is clear that the maximum number of users I can run on this environment is 114 but of course I want to know what’s really behind this bottleneck.

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To be able to determine the source of the bottleneck, I have let esxtop collect additional information during the test. With a few clicks, I can now overlay all hypervisor information like CPU usage, storage latency, and memory usage. In doing so, I can clearly see that CPU was the bottleneck for this test.

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I believe that this helps those of you evaluating Login VSI to see all the value we offer and makes it easier to implement Login VSI into your production environment. Have I convinced you to try Login VSI right away? Great. May I recommend to request your free trial or if you do not want to start testing right away the demo videos.

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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What our customers are saying

Chris Gebhardt - NetApp

“We use Login VSI to make sure that what we are recommending to our customers is much better than what their guesses are. Because if you don't do proper assessment and if you don’t use Login VSI, your architecture is just a guess.”

Chris Gebhardt, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at NetApp


Johnny Blizzard - Health Insurance Organization

"We now have indisputable empirical proof supporting our claims. With Login VSI, we can run our own applications against various hardware platforms before we move to production! Application owners can see how their code impacts their users on our systems and we can present our findings to management for funding increases. We can also advocate for the users when supporting their claims of poor performance, all because of Login VSI."

Johnny Blizzard, Sr. IT Systems Engineer at a Health Insurance Organization


Maarten Bruijnesteijn - PPG

"We are using Login VSI for hardware scaling. By testing the number of users that can run on our environment, we know the amount of hardware that we will need upfront. We also use Login VSI in our production acceptance process to test changes to the system to evaluate changes to the environment."

Maarten Bruijnesteijn, System Software Analyst at PPG Industries

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