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As a LoginVSI VIP, I have been invited to test out Login PI, the latest product from LoginVSI. Login PI is a brand new product which actually does the reverse thing that LoginVSI does. Login PI tests the performance of your production VDI or DaaS infrastructure.
Yes, You need to run this on your actual production environment with a full workloads / production users. To see if the login and application launch responsive times are higher with high user loads. Sounds Cool!
Login PI provides charts to easily view the current login and application performance of their environment. These reports show the most recent results of the virtual user, allowing an administrator to compare them to historical results and see if the current end-user experience matches the expected results.
Login PI alerts administrators when performance is below expectations and reports on performance levels over time.
When Login PI detects performance issues with the virtualized environment, it generates notifications in the admin console. IT gets notification of outages or slowdowns via the console and can start taking corrective action before users start calling the helpdesk.
As it’s a 1.0 product. it’s a little bit buggy at first install. Together with support I got it working in no time. A quick Login PI install involved Deploying a new 2012R2 VM (PI uses .NET 4.5) and starting the downloaded setup Login_PI_Setup_1.0.0.msi (25MB)
Looks like Login PI needs a SQL 2008 or 2012 Express or Enterprise DB setup. I installed SQL 2012 Express on the same machine together with the Management Tools from this link Documentation can be found here (I needed to make NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM db_owner of the LoginPI Database to make this work)
Next was to share the C:\Login PI\shared directory:
After this save the ADSetup_LoginPI.ps1 script, enable script execution and run the script.
Also if you are using VMware View. Install a View Client on your LoginPI Server, this is not documented but it was needed to start a job.
Login PI Configuration
Use this guide to setup your launcher. You probably can use your normal user pool to run the launcher against.