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Test Security Patches in VDI

Security patches such as for Meltdown, Spectre, L1TF, Fallout, MDS, ZombieLoad and RIDL may have a serious impact on the performance and scalability of your centralized Windows environment. Login VSI helps to avoid potential performance problems due to the installation of those (often required!) patches.

Minimize VDI Problems by testing the patches for Intel security vulnerabilities in advance

As always security patches may affect the overall performance and scalability of the underlying infrastructure. The application of the mitigations as recommended by Intel may have a negative impact on your environment too. The need to implement the Intel security patches is no discussion. But you must be prepared to understand the impact they may have, so your business processes will not be disturbed.

Organizations running their business-critical applications in centralized desktop environments, are urgently looking for help to assess objectively the potential performance impact of all Intel related and other security patches coming their way.

Login VSI is the industry standard for VDI performance testing and is the worldwide accepted solution to validate the performance impact of these security patches in your Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops, VMware Horizon or Microsoft RDSH environment.

Use Login VSI to find the facts in the noise

Claims of anticipated performance impact of security patches vary widely and may be underestimated or exaggerated (depending on the perspective of the writers). Performance impact estimates vary between 5% to 30% but are dependent on many factors. The impact is expected to be the highest in relatively older IT environments, but could be a disturbing factor in every environment with a need to offer a good user experience to a larger number of users. Generating your own objective data is key!

Login VSI indices VSIbase and VSImax offer a widely accepted, and very objective, insight in the baseline performance and scalability of centralized desktop systems, before and after software (or other) changes are made. Applying these tests before and after the implementation of your (Intel related) security patches will provide you with the data to make timely decisions about the need to scale up hardware, or otherwise fine-tune your systems. Don’t let possible performance problems caused by these security patches affect your real end-users or cause costly business disruptions.

Login VSI to test the impact of Intel patches

Generating your own objective data is key and is the only way to stay out of trouble. Please see this comment by Patrick Coble, who is a well-respected EUC specialist and EUC contributor:

Login VSI - Use Cases - Test Security - Tweet

Source: https://twitter.com/VDIHacker/status/1029738028233904129

Secure Your VDI Environments with Login VSI

Contact us today and get your trial of Login VSI (for load testing) to prevent user-experience problems with these patches, and all other changes you will have to make to your Windows-based infrastructure:

  1. You can get a regular free trial of 20 users / 20 days for free here. If you use the code SECURITY we will upgrade this regular trial to a 50 user / 30 day version to help you to get a first impression of the exact impact of these mitigations (this offer is restricted to enterprise customers only and valid for only one 30-day period)..
  2. If you want to be safe you will require a bigger license. To get an indication of the pricing please contact sales. To get more information please fill out the contact form.

More information about Intel Security Issues

Spectre and Meltdown resources page

This VMware Knowledge Base Article



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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.



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