Login VSI 4.1 Released

Disclaimer: I received a free Login VSI 12-month license this year as part of my membership of the vExpert programme. There is no requirement for me to blog about their products and I am not compensated in any way for this post.  This disclaimer is also probably longer than I’d intended the original post to be, but there you go.

Login VSI recently released version 4.1 of their performance testing tool for virtualised desktop environments. I’m going to do a longer post on this in the future, but in short new functionality includes:

  • Four new workloads: Task, Office (1 vCPU), Knowledge (2 vCPU) and Power User;
  • Import, mix and correlate performance data from any source like ESXtop and Perfmon; and
  • Improved VSImax simplifies understanding of potential bottlenecks like CPU or Disk I/O.

Sounds pretty cool. If you want to see a video about the new features, check it out here.

VMware – vExpert 2014

I’m very excited and humbled to have been listed as a vExpert 2014. This is the second year in a row that they’ve forgotten to delete my name. The announcement and list is here, and I expect more news about it soon. Thanks again to John Mark Troyer, Corey Romero and the rest of the VMware Social people for making this kind of thing happen. And thanks also to the vExpert community for being, well, such a neat community to be part of. Q2 applications are open at http://bit.ly/LMJqB5.


The nice folks at Login VSI are offering a free 12 month license to vExperts, Microsoft MVPs and Citrix Technology Professionals. You can get more info about it here.



I was also stoked to hear that Pluralsight are offering a year of free training to vExperts and Microsoft MVPs as well. Check out the post here.




The friendly people at Tintri are also once again stumping up for shirts too. You can get more info here.