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Login Consultants updates its free VDI benchmarking software

Last July, Login Consultants launched an early Beta of their freeware tool called Login VSI.  It's a Windows desktop benchmarking tool that helps test with various hardware configurations to benchmark and see the impact that different VDI scenarios or terminal server environments would have.  The software is a session based benchmarking tool for desktop, application and presentation virtualization environments. 

They released the new beta of the free Login Virtual Session Indexer, the free platform independent benchmark suite for VDI and SBC environments. The new beta (0.5) introduces many unique and important features for benchmarking virtual desktop and SBC environments. The most important new features are:

  • True platform independence (both VDI & SBC) through a powerful custom command line option within the launcher, this includes the possibility to use a CSV file with advanced connection details for each individual session;
  • Randomization of user data within each user load loop, this is the most important new feature of this beta as now optimizers (either at a memory or network level) cannot optimize/cache/compress/de-duplicate in an unrealistic fashion;
  • Simplified and centralized configuration of the Launcher(s) and setting-up multiple launchers (master-slaves) for large scale tests is now more straightforward;
  • The installation and configuration of the target platform is now 99% automated (only Office requires a manual default installation);
  • The scripted user workload is now a more realistic loop of 15 minutes (previous beta was 6 minutes). It is now also more dynamic and includes a printing to PDF.
  • Many bug fixes and more robust user workload scripting suited for extreme system loads and improved platform support.

The software is still 100% freeware, and Login VSI Beta 0.5 (286 MB) can be freely obtained from the download section on http://www.loginvsi.com after registration.

Published Thursday, September 25, 2008 5:59 AM by David Marshall
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