Pre-requisites/Checklist before starting a LoginVSI test for a XenDesktop/XenApp environment

Desktop Studio
  • All XenDesktop (XD) virtual machines are in Ready/Registered state/Powered-On
  • Sometimes, you may reboot the controller/broker server, not necessary all the time.
  • Maintenance mode should be disabled
  • Power Management (Assignments > Edit Desktop Group > Power management – drag the line to enable powering on of the sessions you wish to benchmark)
  • Make sure once you initiate a power on of all sessions,
    • State should be in Ready
    • No users connected (not ‘In Use’)
    • Power state is On
  • Maintenance Mode is disabled for individual XDs inside the pool.
Virtual Infrastructure Management Console (vCenter/XenCenter)
  • All XD VMs are online, with guest memory (0-10)% utilization
  • The ESXi hosts are in normal utilization with no other non-benchmarking workloads online.
LoginVSI environment
  • Make sure all the launcher VMs are online, RDP’ed, launcher-agent is running.
  • All components – XD VMs, ESXi hosts, launcher VMs are rebooted after every tests.
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Predominantly based around Virtualization, but will include other technology related information and anything else I find interesting and feel the need to share with you. I also use this Blog as both a place to store useful information that I think that will come in handy to me at some point in the future, and also a place to help aid my learning. I find a great way to learn about something is to research about it and then write it up in my own words. I'm Pushpal Ray, from India. As a certified VCP3/4/5 professional, I am currently working as an Independent Consultant. Over 10 years of IT-industry experience, currently focused around the Desktop Virtualization(End-User Computing). I also have extensive experience in Windows Administration, Datacenter Migration, Workload profiling & benchmarking. At my leisure, I enjoy hiking, running, photography, spend hours in my fav coffee shop & spend quality time with my wife. Occasionally, catch up with few friends for a drink!
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