Login VSI Storage Workload

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Introduction

The Login VSI Storage Workload is used in conjunction with Login VSI. The storage workload proves the capacity of storage solutions only. To test the performance and capabilities of the overall system and overall use cases, please use the regular Login VSI workloads as well.

The Storage Worker workload in Login VSI was radically modified to suit storage testing in the following ways:

  • CPU-only intensive operations are removed in favor of IO-intensive operations
  • Browse and Edit sections are removed or minimized, as they have no specific impact on disk IO
  • The Login VSI Storage Workload loops every 16 minutes instead of the 48 minutes typical for the Knowledge Worker profile
  • At the end of each loop, after all apps are closed, the VSImemoryeater.exe consumes maximum memory for a couple of seconds (105% of available memory). This will clear any applications that are still cached in Windows memory. The next time these apps are started in a new loop, it will generate the same read IO as if the application is started for the first time


Dec 19, 2014 - Login VSI Storage Workload: The ultimate proof of VDI storage performance