Since its first official release beginning 2009, the Virtual Session Indexer(VSI) has gained popularity as an independent benchmarking tool. One of the projects using the VSI tool is Project Virtual Reality Check, which entered phase3 last September. Now Login Consultants has made available the Virtual Session Indexer version 3.0. VSI is a benchmarking platform to measure remote desktop performance in a Terminal Server farm or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.
The tool is developed by Login Consultants and is provided for free as an Express Edition, there is also a Pro edition which is supported by Login Consultants consulting services.
VSI 3.0 is now suitable for testing the capacity of a single server and for large extensive testing as well. It can simulate tests for up to 100,000 users. Workloads and tests can no be configured and initiated from one place in the interface. Further the new version is optimized for VDI performance analysis and makes storage-related bottlenecks transparent using a new indexing method VSImax, and the new VSI-analysis tool allows a detailed analysis of the VSI results. All of the changes in this new version can be found on the Login Consultants website.
VSI consists of 4 components:
- AD Domain controller for user accounts and standard policies
- A file share for central configuration and logging
- Launcher workstations (Master and Slaves) to initiate the sessions
- Target platform (VDI or SBC) where the user load script are installed and performed