In VDI production environments change is the biggest danger. Many changes are planned (migrations) but many are also unplanned (automatic updates). Login VSI helps to avoid all problems.
“Sometimes changes impact performance in a bad way”
In virtual desktop production environments, most problems are caused by changes. These can be planned changes such as new versions of business applications (like SAP or EPIC), regular new builds of Windows 10 or standard weekly updates (e.g. “patch Tuesday”), as well as unplanned changes such as automatic updates (think of security software). But also just normal daily use can cause a gradual deterioration of desktop and application performance due to the pollution of storage and other devices.
Enterprises looking to provide the best possible user-experience for their critical applications running in VDI, SBC or DaaS, use the load-testing capability of Login VSI in combination with the pro-active monitoring capability of Login PI, to create a comprehensive change impact validation environment:
- Login VSI load-testing establishes a performance baseline by executing a pre-change load test, simulating the intended number of real concurrent users expected on the system. After every planned change, the same test is repeated to determine if there is an unacceptable performance impact. If so, the changes will be rolled back before real users are affected. Login VSI is also used to post-test all regular (weekly or monthly) patch implementations, using a realistic concurrent (production) user load, in off-hours, to detect problems before they affect the real users.
- Login PI continuity testing helps to constantly (24/7/365) test and detect the negative impact of possible unplanned changes (caused by automatic software updates or human error). The virtual (synthetic) user of Login PI also detects and predicts a potential gradual deterioration of VDI performance which could be the result of a gradual pollution of disks and other resources.
Login VSI Enterprise Edition (EE) combines both Login VSI and Login PI capabilities and offers a complete solution for VDI change impact validation (or VDI change impact analysis) and helps to detect and prevent VDI performance problems before they can affect your important business processes.
Learn more about Change Management, and how Login VSI can help your business avoid VDI problems, with our 8-part Practical Guide to VDI Change Management.
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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.