Login VSI 4.x Release Notes

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Login VSI 4.1.2

Release date: December 11, 2014

  • Resolved bug: Fixed a bug where the Workload Mashup did not start with the first selected workload but with the second selected workload
  • Resolved bug: Login VSI no longer crashes when a workload is selected that does not have a prepare phase
  • Resolved bug: Fixed a bug where the Launcher workflow launcher(s) did not become ready when the Management Console host was also a launcher
  • Resolved bug: All logging that is configurable in the Management Console > Workload > settings tab is now correctly shown in the Analyzer
  • Resolved bug: A space in the VSI share path will not crash Login VSI
  • Resolved bug: Fixed a bug where the DDC connector was not able to launch from an x64 OS machine
  • Resolved bug: Fixed a problem where, in some cases, the Management Console crashed when Launcher Workflow was used
  • Improved: The Launcher agent stops launching sessions when a test is aborted from the Management Console
  • Improved: Only Officeworker and Knowledgeworker workload can be selected in Benchmarkmode
  • Improved: New shortcut icons and application icons have been added to clearify which application is shown / started
  • Improved: If authentication fails when using SFconnect clearer error messages appear making it easier to troubleshoot
  • Improved: When using the Management Console commandline executable and the test is canceled the !!!_testname.IsActiveTest file will be removed
  • Improved: The analyzer now shows the stuck sessions on the Test Information tab
  • Improved: The Management Console now supports launchers names as IP address, Hostame and FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name)
  • Improved: ShellExecuteWait() can now log execution time if "Log application start times" is enabled in the Management Console > Workload > Settings tab
  • Improved: Added improved support to environments that do not allow REG.exe to be executed
  • Improved: Videos can now be disabled from running in the workload, this can be done by enabling the Disable video viewing option in the Management Console > Workload > Settings tab
  • Improved: The analyzer now shows which workloads were used in a Mashup test
  • Improved: An extra check has been placed when configuring the domain in the View Connection wizard, the full domain name i.e. dev.loginvsi.com is not allowed only the first prefix i.e. dev is allowed
  • Added: A new functionality has been added, you can now time specific sections in the workload by using the VSI_CustomTimer() and VSI_CustomTimerStop() variable Click here for more information
  • Added: Management Console can now check automatically if Chained or Shell is needed, this can be enabled by changing the Engine Startup function to Auto Detect in the Management Console > Workload > Settings tab
  • Added: The location for the ZIP actions done in the VSI_Timer41() action can be changed so it can be placed on specific storage

Login VSI 4.1.1

Release date: November 6, 2014

  • Resolved bug: The Dashboard icon did not reset back to Start Test icon on test finish
  • Resolved bug: When a Launcher is disabled in the Management Console > Launcher overview, but the Launcher Agent was active on the disabled Launcher the Dashboard generated an error
  • Resolved bug: Memory Eater crashed on x86 systems when the memory configuration was above 3GB
  • Resolved bug: When the Launcher had an empty capacity box, the Management Console generated an Unhandled Exception
  • Resolved bug: When a configured Pre or Post script did not exist an Unhandled Exception appeared
  • Resolved bug: When using the DDC (Direct Desktop) Connector and the Launcher user did not have permissions to the session the DDC connector crashed
  • Resolved bug: SFconnect could not handle "\" at end of URL
  • Resolved bug: Excel focus in Taskworker workload did not work properly
  • Resolved bug: If test name (including full VSIshare path) was too long it generated an error
  • Resolved bug: In some scenario's the launchers never stopped being marked as ready, even when the Launcher Agent was stopped
  • Resolved bug: In some scenario's the Launcher Workflow was still busy when the test was started
  • Resolved bug: The group parameter in the Target setup did not work correctly
  • Resolved bug: Automatic Reporting with 4.1 workloads now generates data
  • Resolved bug: The Command-line Analyzer did not show the Launched and Active sessions
  • Resolved bug: The Analyzer crashed when analyzing large test files (5000+ user tests)
  • Resolved bug: Removed undesired option to add External data to a compare view in the Analyzer. This option caused the Analyzer to crash
  • Resolved bug: Some Storage workload log files were not able to be opened by the Analyzer
  • Resolved bug: Some errors within the Sessions / VM's did not show in the Dashboard
  • Resolved bug: Fixed numerous resolution problems the Management Console
  • Resolved bug: Scrolling in the Management Console > Workload > Settings tab no longer focuses on the last selected item
  • Resolved bug: Launcher overview can now be sorted by clicking on its respective column name
  • Resolved bug: Fixed Crash when right clicking the "Name" column in the Launcher overview
  • Resolved bug: Management Console > Workload > Settings > Progress bar display no longer changes to compact when exiting Benchmark mode
  • Resolved bug: When clicking on "Enter benchmark mode" the button name did not change to "Exit benchmark mode" and vice versa
  • Resolved bug: Removed "(beta)" in the external data tab name
  • Resolved bug: The '%' character was removed when used in the password for the users, is now usable again
  • Resolved bug: Fixed unhandled exception during Launcher workflow due to resolution issues
  • Resolved bug: In some cases when using the Start Test wizard and going back and forth in the wizard the test did not start
  • Improved: When pinging to a Launcher from the Launcher overview and the Launcher is down it will show the result and not shutdown
  • Improved: More information in the VSImax graph label of the Analyzer
  • Improved: Shortcut names on the VSIshare are more clear
  • Improved: The Knowledgeworker and Officeworker workload have their respective vCPU design added to the Management Console > Test Setup > Scenario > Workload drop down menu
  • Improved: The Login VSI Dataserver setup and Target setup have more information added to the setup window
  • Improved: The suppress warnings function of the RDP connector is set by default
  • Improved: Added a warning to the Session Monitor when UNC path is configured (recommended is local path)
  • Improved: Set "Test Information" as default tab when opening a logfile in the Analyzer
  • Improved: CTXconnect connector now reports launch times, this can be found when opening the logfile in the Analyzer
  • Improved: Added Launcher Workflow description in Start Test wizard
  • Improved: Added "Generate Report" button on each tab with a graph in the analyzer
  • Improved: Fixes scale set on the timer metrics in the analyzer, this is set to 10 times the Baseline
  • Improved: Default selected workload is now Knowledgeworker - 2vCPU
  • Improved: Management Console displays warning when CSV file is selected and configured but no "CSV_" variable is found in the command-line
  • Improved: Debugging in Benchmark mode is disabled and un-configurable
  • Improved: Better error handling in DDC (Direct Desktop Connector)
  • Improved: Added Refresh Content button in Content overview of Management Console
  • Added: More information in the timer tabs with graphs of the Analyzer, giving more information about the tab that is currently open
  • Added: Variables in test name can be used: Variables
  • Added: Select / deselect all metrics in the Analyzer
  • Added: When custom multipliers are selected in the Analyzer a message will be displayed saying that the Multipliers are modified
  • Added: When the used license has reached its end maintenance date a Bar notifying the user will appear in the Management Console
  • Added: The 4.1 workloads can now be used in Mash-up
  • Added: More details in the Test information tab of the Analyzer
  • Added: Pause function in the Scenario setup, you are now able to add a pause phase to stop launching sessions during a test
  • Added: 4.1 Workloads demo logfiles with external data
  • Removed: Old 4.0 Workloads (Light, Medium, Heavy) are no longer shipped in this version (and higher).


Login VSI 4.1.0

Release date: August 5, 2014

  • Resolved bug: Support of parameters in Pre/Post script
  • Resolved bug: Crash during abort load of test in the analyzer
  • Resolved bug: External data gone during scale adjustment
  • Resolved bug: Crash during calculation of 4.1 results
  • Resolved bug: Launcher workflow exception
  • Resolved bug: Session Monitor crash when using localhost (not recommended)
  • Resolved bug: Webserver check missing during start test
  • Resolved bug: Exception during tab change
  • Resolved bug: Example test naming
  • Resolved bug: Starting test naming issue when using special characters
  • Resolved bug: Files are copied from random range
  • Resolved bug: Error in ADsetup with launcher account
  • Resolved bug: Missing stuck sessions
  • Resolved bug: Analyzer MDB cannot be save to another location
  • Resolved bug: File in use exception when importing external performance data
  • Resolved bug: Limit on CPU additional information input box
  • Resolved bug: Removed invalid /displaypercentage parameter for sfconnect
  • Resolved bug: Test overview does not display mashup
  • Resolved bug: SessionMonitor does not start automatically
  • Resolved bug: High amount of Session load entries in the analyzer report
  • Resolved bug: Double scroll bar in the MMC when resizing.
  • Resolved bug: Analyzer ZLC chart is not shown in 4.1 results
  • Resolved bug: Powerpoint halts during test
  • Resolved bug: Light & Heavy workload gets stuck in Japanese Excel
  • Resolved bug: Resolution does not work in the launcher workflow
  • Resolved bug: Engine license expired get stored in the _VSI_LogFiles dir instead of the active test dir
  • Resolved bug: Pre-test script in start wizard does not start
  • Resolved bug: Powershell script not visable when running in the workload
  • Resolved bug: ProfileCreate does not work when mashup is configured
  • Resolved bug: Scenario tab unhandled exception
  • Resolved bug: VMware connection string does not work when the desktopname contains a
  • Resolved bug: Disabled web- & dataserver is still used in the engine
  • Improved: Menu structure and save handler
  • Improved: Pre/Post script error handling
  • Improved: Analyzer label for UMEM
  • Improved: Disable basephase option for 4.1 workloads
  • Improved: First launch windows of the MMC
  • Improved: Defaults in the full setup
  • Improved: Mouse scroll in MMC & Analyzer
  • Improved: First run wizard MMC
  • Improved: Creating a compare in the analyzer
  • Improved: Displayname of the launcher account in the AD Setup
  • Improved: Full setup sets VSIshare location in the MMC ini
  • Improved: Launcher information copied to the log directory
  • Improved: Launcher stops when aborting a test
  • Improved: Engine debugging for verify runtime files
  • Improved: Enabled phases in the scenario tab for express
  • Improved: Automatically continue enabled when using the launcher workflow in the start test wizard
  • Improved: Timeout on PDF_Print function
  • Improved: Removed # from test information connection string in the analyzer
  • Improved: Added missing “ in the medium workload (no impact)
  • Improved: Rearranged order in help screen MMC
  • Improved: Allowed new workloads in benchmark mode
  • Improved: Save MMC settings after value is changed
  • Improved: Version number in splash screens of the MMC and Analyzer
  • Added: Help F1 option to the online documentation in the analyzer
  • Added: -ns parameter to setups to not create the shortcuts
  • Added: Enabled all / Disabled all option in launcher tab
  • Added: Connection wizard auto populate users and password with the default
  • Added: Force parameter to the logoff sequence
  • Added: New defaults for analyzer 4.1 calculation (will be forced overwritten)
  • Added: Verify runtime files in the engine to make sure the required executables are copied
  • Added: Example Login VSI results in the full setup
  • Added: Set the KnowledgeWorker workload as default
  • Added: Command line installer QB parameter to show progress during setup
  • Added: Update 4.1 beta settings to 4.1 RC settings for analyzer
  • Added: -zero parameter to command line analyzer
  • Added: Selection box in analyzer load log dialog


Login VSI 4.0.12

Release date: May 22, 2014

  • Resolved bug: Light & Heavy workload gets stuck in Japanese Excel
  • Resolved bug: Resolution does not work in the launcher workflow
  • Resolved bug: Engine license expired get stored in the _VSI_LogFiles dir instead of the active test dir
  • Resolved bug: Pre-test script in start wizard does not start
  • Resolved bug: Powershell script not visable when running in the workload
  • Resolved bug: ProfileCreate does not work when mashup is configured
  • Resolved bug: Scenario tab unhandled exception
  • Resolved bug: VMware connection string does not work when the desktopname contains a <space>
  • Resolved bug: Disabled web- & dataserver is still used in the engine
  • Resolved bug: Analyzer MDB cannot be save to another location
  • Resolved bug: File in use exception when importing external performance data
  • Resolved bug: Limit on CPU additional information input box
  • Resolved bug: Removed invalid /displaypercentage parameter for sfconnect
  • Resolved bug: Test overview does not display mashup
  • Resolved bug: SessionMonitor does not start automatically
  • Resolved bug: High amount of Session load entries in the analyzer report
  • Resolved bug: Double scroll bar in the MMC when resizing
  • Resolved bug: Analyzer ZLC chart is not shown in 4.1 results
  • Resolved bug: Powerpoint halts during test
  • Resolved bug: "" not accepted around share during silent setup
  • Resolved bug: Windows XP / Server 2003 gets stuck in Type_Time function
  • Improved: Mouse scroll in MMC & Analyzer
  • Improved: First run wizard MMC
  • Improved: Creating a compare in the analyzer
  • Improved: Displayname of the launcher account in the AD Setup
  • Improved: Full setup sets VSIshare location in the MMC ini
  • Improved: Launcher information copied to the log directory
  • Improved: Launcher stops when aborting a test
  • Improved: Engine debugging for verify runtime files
  • Improved: Enabled phases in the scenario tab for express
  • Improved: Automatically continue enabled when using the launcher workflow in the start test wizard
  • Improved: Timeout on PDF_Print function
  • Improved: Removed # from test information connection string in the analyzer
  • Improved: Added missing " in the medium workload (no impact)
  • Improved: Rearranged order in help screen MMC
  • Improved: Save MMC settings after value is changed
  • Improved: Version number in splash screens of the MMC and Analyzer
  • Improved: VSI_Logoff command with 1 / 0 for reporting VSImax results
  • Added: Help F1 option to the online documentation in the analyzer
  • Added: -ns parameter to setups to not create the shortcuts
  • Added: Enabled all / Disabled all option in launcher tab
  • Added: Connection wizard auto populate users and password with the default
  • Added: Force parameter to the logoff sequence
  • Added: Verify runtime files in the engine to make sure the required executables are copied
  • Added: Example Login VSI results in the full setup
  • Added: Command line installer QB parameter to show progress during setup
  • Added: -zero parameter to command line analyzer
  • Added: Selection box in analyzer load log dialog


Login VSI 4.0.11

Release date: February 24, 2014

  • Resolved bug: Make sure non-reported sessions also counts at stuck
  • Resolved bug: Engine error when no active test is found
  • Resolved bug: MMC does not open when starting from start menu
  • Resolved bug: MMC settings not saved while creating a new profile
  • Resolved bug: LoginVSICMD.exe gets stuck
  • Resolved bug: Problems with starting Mashup
  • Resolved bug: Error in basephase after prepare phase
  • Resolved bug: Make sure engine reports on logon timing in ms instead of sec
  • Resolved bug: Save image in the analyzer with the specific name
  • Resolved bug: Abort test during analyzing
  • Resolved bug: Timer gets stuck on non-english Office 2013
  • Improved: Message in the patch setup
  • Improved: Set logoff at fatal error default to off
  • Improved: Error message in the data/webserver tab with an invalid path
  • Improved: Error message for PRO library with link to the website
  • Improved: Hide Basephase & Profilecreate from workload dropdown list
  • Improved: Analyzer scale applied when using enter
  • Improved: BETA – 4.1 calculation for average response time based on time instead of % of amount of samples
  • Added: ControlCommand, ControlSend and ControlFocus added to the meta language
  • Added: Engine check if the official VSInotepad is used


Login VSI 4.0.10

Release date: February 3, 2014

  • Resolved bug: Launcher wizard cancel button
  • Resolved bug: Minor fix baseline & VSImax calculation to prevent calculation on session without data
  • Resolved bug: BETA - Right click in the analyzer external performance data tab
  • Improved: The minimal buffer time in the engine
  • Improved: Default ini creation flow
  • Improved: Presentation of the AppStart chart in the analyzer
  • Improved: License check in the analyzer
  • Improved: Split language for Operating System and Office
  • Improved: Removed .NET setup package from target setup s
  • Improved: Define print sequence based on language
  • Improved: Log application start times is on by default
  • Improved: Timer timeout is default set to 60
  • Improved: Rename existing player directory to player.org
  • We have added new Video content which makes the old video content obsolete. The folder player.org can be deleted manually.

  • Improved: BETA – Added Knowledgeworker workload
  • Improved: BETA – Added Officeworker workload
  • Improved: BETA – Selection box of external data
  • Improved: BETA – Added total time parameter to the VSI buffer
  • Improved: BETA – Minimal buffer time
  • Added: Logoff option at fatal error
  • Added: Windows environment variables can overwrite ini settings
  • Added: Extra tab in the analyzer with information about the test
  • Added: BETA – New video content
  • Added: BETA - Skip basephase in analyzer option
  • Added: BETA – 4.1 timers

Login VSI 4.0.9

Release date: January 8, 2014

  • Resolved bug: Error after comparing two results in Analyzer
  • Resolved bug: Multipliers not applied to the VSImax Detailed Weighted chart
  • Resolved bug: Matching colors in compare chart
  • Improved: External data visuals in Analyzer
  • Improved: Hiding VSImax X mark, when VSImax is not reached
  • Improved: Zooming and scaling controls in the Analyzer
  • Improved: Highlighting the VSI index average by default
  • Improved: Sorting on date column in the load dialog Analyzer
  • Improved: Less VSImax data required to create charts
  • Improved: Blue tiles stay blue in the Management Console
  • Improved: Visualize application start times
  • Improved: BETA - Support multiple data sources for external data chart
  • Improved: BETA - External data slider per dataset
  • Added: Workload expire date for BETA workloads
  • Added: Version number column of the test logs in the load dialog of Analyzer
  • Added: End User License Agreement to the Management Console
  • Added: BETA - Compare VSImax results (overlay chart in compare feature)
  • Added: BETA - VSI 4.1 settings configuration panel in Analyzer
  • Added: BETA – Create, save and load average result in Analyzer


Login VSI 4.0.8

Release date: November 26, 2013

  • Improved: Changed label from timeframe to launch window in scenario tab of the MMC
  • Improved: Timer focus which will reduce stuck sessions
  • Improved: Fatal error on timeout of the timers
  • Improved: Legend ordering in the analyzer
  • Added: File check on PRO content & websites when selecting heavy workload
  • Added: Save/Load profile function to save all configurations
  • Added: BETA – Import external performance data in analyzer

Login VSI 4.0.7

Release date: October 30, 2013

  • Resolved bug: Connection wizard \ removed when domain not used
  • Resolved bug: Agent waiting on basephase in profilecreate mode
  • Resolved bug: Silent parameters dataserver /patch setup(-i -s {share})
  • Resolved bug: Session monitor not responsive
  • Resolved bug: Analyzer baseline, link for more information http://www.loginvsi.com/documentation/index.php?title=Start_your_first_test#Baseline_update_patch_4.0.7
  • Improved: Dataserver setup check for server OS
  • Improved: License expiry + 1 day
  • Added: Logoff without VSImax result in profilecreate workload
  • Added: Agent version in the title and shell
  • Added: License information in settings window
  • Added: Analyzer tab - VSImax detailed weighted (VSI_Timers with multipliers added), more information see Admin Guide chapter 4.4.3


Login VSI 4.0.6

Release date: October 8, 2013

  • Resolved bug: Missing files in previous 4.0.6 release
  • Resolved bug: ProfileCreate workload selected in Express
  • Resolved bug: Start index error when starting Management Console
  • Improved: Language file updated and improved
  • Improved: Extra timer in logoff to reduce stuck session detection

Login VSI 4.0.5

Release date: September 6, 2013

  • Resolved bug: Port field limited within the connection wizard
  • Resolved bug: Quotes are missing in the launcher agent
  • Resolved bug: Location to homedrive in PRF file is hardcoded
  • Resolved bug: Logoff Basephase sessions increase logoff counter in dashboard
  • Improved: Segment name drop off engine label
  • Improved: ADsetup local path and autodetect
  • Improved: Segment startup
  • Added: SFconnect domain parameter
  • Added: CPU information in debug engine logging
  • Added: Configurable app start/focus timeouts in MMC/Engine
  • Added: Shortcuts startmenu and root of the VSIshare

Login VSI 4.0.4

Release date: August 8, 2013

  • Resolved bug: Abort test remove *.PrepTest file
  • Resolved bug: Analyzer out of memory error
  • Resolved bug: Express users could not disable basephase
  • Improved: MMC shows if connection setup is default or custom
  • Improved: Removed unnecessary “Details” button
  • Improved: Rename workload functionality

Login VSI 4.0.3

Release date: July 23, 2013

  • Resolved bug: Basephase running in Profilecreate mode
  • Resolved bug: Profilecreate workload get stuck in the BBC website
  • Resolved bug: Logoff at segment
  • Resolved bug: Logoff at timer caused no VSImax results
  • Resolved bug: Profilecreate unhandled exeption
  • Resolved bug: Dashboard is not providing information after logoff command
  • Resolved bug: PST files are empty in a non-English Microsoft Outlook
  • Resolved bug: Custom workload not added to list
  • Resolved bug: Analyzing results with a high logon interval
  • Resolved bug: Cannot generate report when VSImax is not reached
  • Improved: Analyzer error messages invalid VSI results
  • Improved: Pause button dashboard
  • Added: Loadbalance info option in RDPconnect
  • Added: Express features “basephase” & “engine startup” open

Login VSI 4.0.2

Release date: June 10, 2013

  • Resolved bug: Unexpected high baseline in the analyzer
  • Resolved bug: Exception error when creating a report in the analyzer
  • Resolved bug: UNC or HTTP path Web Servers disappears when is disabled
  • Resolved bug: UNC path Data Servers resets after restart MMC
  • Resolved bug: Default variables cannot be used in the custom command line
  • Resolved bug: Browse for CSV file in the connection tab not appearing
  • Resolved bug: Mash up not running within the sessions
  • Resolved bug: Cursor moves to unexpected places in the start test wizard
  • Resolved bug: Missing directory when running engine without the timer function
  • Improved: Prevent miss configuration with the CSV file
  • Improved: Launcher workflow setting are saved
  • Added: Login VSI Command Line Tool to start a Login VSI test by command line
  • Added: Japanese workload language (note: this patch will overwrite current language file).

Login VSI 4.0.1

Release date: May 13, 2013

  • Resolved bug: AD setup save to zip file
  • Resolved bug: AD setup AutoDetect option cannot be disabled
  • Resolved bug: Connectors location in the connection wizard
  • Improved: Tab order in the Management Console
  • Improved: Launcher workflow with localhost detection and the agent will start on the localhost
  • Improved: Support for non-English Microsoft Office versions
  • New: Content library configuration tab

Login VSI 4.0

Release date: May 2, 2013

Workload related changes

  • Completely revised and up-to-date standard Login VSI workloads
    • More realistic user workload patterns
    • All workloads are now a 48 minutes loop (instead of 14 minutes)
    • Each workload consists of 4 x 12 minute segments
    • Alternating initial segment for each session to ensure equal load distribution
    • HTML5 video player instead of flash (flash player is still optional)
  • Central data server for content in workload (instead of data in Program Files)
    • More realistic data set and data/file access in Login VSI workload
    • Larger document files in bigger Pro data pool: 1000 documents per type (Login VSI Express contains 50 files per document type)
    • More and larger websites: each website contains 20 variants
    • Websites can run directly from share or through a IIS server
    • MP4 video library with all formats: 480p, 720p and 1080p
    • Login VSI v4 Pro library now +12GB (3.7: 300MB)
    • Multiple content servers can be configured for large scale tests
  • Login VSI installation footprint in the desktop or server image minimized
    • No installation of Login VSI executables
    • No more performance tuning as part of setup
    • No more 300MB datalib in Program Files
    • (optional) Only installation of runtimes (e.g. Flash/Java/Adobe)
    • FreeMind runs as network/standalone app
  • New and highly detailed logging format to simplify troubleshooting
    • All warnings and errors are centrally stored and shown
    • Workload debug mode logging for troubleshooting and customizing workloads
    • Workload will create automatic screenshots of possible issues
  • New workload editor to customize workloads
    • New meta language for maximum workload customization flexibility
    • Use standard workloads as template or start from scratch
    • Login VSI updates do not impact customization
    • It will be possible to download and share custom workloads

Management Console and Launcher related changes

  • New intuitive and workflow oriented Management Console
    • Easy, step-by-step setup and configuration
    • Detailed launch scenario configuration: change logon rate overall or per launcher/server or CPU
    • Connection configuration wizard that supports all brokers
    • Multi-language support in Management Console and workloads
  • All settings can be centrally managed in the Management Console
    • Desktop pool redeployment/recomposes are no longer required for:
      • Login VSI settings changes
      • Login VSI updates
      • Workload customization and changes
  • Centrally manage and start launchers (zero-touch)
    • No installation of Login VSI launcher software required
    • Automatic launcher start with RDP desktop sessions
  • Fully customizable and exportable AD setup in PowerShell script format
  • New Direct Desktop Launch (DDL) Mode: start workloads without a remoting client required [Pro only]
    • Minimum launching infrastructure required for testing
    • Start thousands of desktop sessions from a single launcher
    • Supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8
    • Useful for comparing:
      • Storage configurations
      • Server or hypervisor changes
      • Changes on a Windows or application level
  • It is now possible to configure multiple phases for one test
    • Simulate real-world production time logon patterns
    • Simulate logon storms
    • Perform soak tests (to evaluate long term stability)
  • Benchmarking mode is specifically designed for test publications
    • Locks down configuration options
    • Simplifies setup and minimizes configuration mistakes
    • Only possible to run the official Login VSI medium workload
    • Mandates 48 minutes launch window for all sessions
  • New dashboard with real-time test feedback in Management Console
    • Real-time progress feedback during test
    • General test overview
      • Launched and active sessions, elapsed time, time left
      • Errors and warnings from workload and launchers
    • Real-time average logon time graph

Analyzer related changes

  • New more accurate “VSImax v4”
    • VSImax v4 is now a combination of 2 key metrics = VSImax and VSIbase
    • New calculation algorithm scales are optimized for high density environments
    • New VSIbase phase is the pre-test Login VSI baseline response time measurement and is executed before the Login VSI normal sessions are sampled
    • Deviation in VSImax and VSIbase results are now less than 3%
    • No longer required to launch more sessions than VSImax
  • All response time data is now logged in standard CSV format
  • Automated reporting options in the Login VSI analyzer will automatically generate test results overview
    • Test and workload settings
    • Login VSI response time graphs
    • Summary of test results
    • New and more VSImax metrics and results
    • Easily share results and discuss with others