Quickly parse and filter external performance data with PPD – Login VSI Tips and Tricks
If you ask the Login VSI support department what they think is the most important part of a Login VSI test they will probably reply with “performance data”. External performance data from VMware ESXtop or Microsoft Performance Monitor is extremely valuable to fully understand the impact of a Login VSI test in a centralized desktop environment. But when it comes to parsing or filtering this performance data, it can be a pain in the butt because of three reasons:
1. Performance data files can be very large. The ESXtop file in the screenshot below is over 60MB.
2. Loading this file takes quite some time and this can cause errors.
3. Headers can be very difficult to read and this makes it difficult to locate the right metrics.
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