Automated Hyper-V VM snapshots with PowerShell

28 Sep 2013
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

In this blogpost I will share a script to automate Hyper-V VM snapshots with PowerShell. My goal of this script is to properly shutdown the virtual machine and create a snapshot and maintain the configured amount of snapshots based on day’s. This ...

Get ESXtop data automatically from VMa or ESX host

20 Aug 2013
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

When benchmarking with Login VSI you often want to collect more performance data from your ESX host with ESXtop. I use a script that will start the Login VSI tests automatically and also start capturing ESXtop data. Normally after a test I need to...

Tweet Fader 1.3.0 released

02 Jul 2013
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

Tweet Fader has updated to version 1.3.0 with Twitter API v1.1 support. In order to support the v1.1 API some requirements are added to the Tweet Fader plugin. Twitter decided to make authentication required and therefore I added the options to ad...

Project VRC: Microsoft Office Impact and Best Practices on VDI

26 Jun 2013
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

Microsoft Office is by far the most used application suite in the corporate environment. The Office suite is almost always deployed and used in virtual desktop infrastructures. But what is the performance impact of upgrading Microsoft Office?

Login VSI 4.0 sneak preview

01 May 2013
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

Login VSI 4.0 is announced, the industry standard performance and scalability testing tool for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures and Server Based Computing environments.

Sync a Hyper-V VM Offline with Windows 8

29 Apr 2013
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

One of the best features of Windows 8 is in my opinion Hyper-V. Before Windows 8 I had Windows Server 2008 R2 running on my laptop only for the Hyper-V feature. I have a server at home that I use for my study, but sometimes I want to get a VM on m...

Tweet Fader Update

30 Mar 2013
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

The new Tweet Fader update is released! This release contains two new features. I received a couple of suggestions to include a timestamp in the Tweet Fader plugin. In this release the timestamp is included in Tweet Fader.

Internet in VM's with Hyper-V & Windows 8

12 Feb 2013
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

With the introduction of Windows 8 the great feature Hyper-V is added. I have noticed that some people are struggling with their network settings in their virtual machines on Hyper-V. In this blog post I will share my Hyper-V network setup on my l...

Project VRC: The impact of antivirus on VDI

17 Jan 2013
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

Project Virtual Reality Check (Project VRC) is pleased to announce the release of the long awaited ‘Phase V’ white paper which provides independent insights in the impact and best practices of various antivirus (AV) solutions on VDI performance.

Windows 8 and Server 2012 now supported by Login VSI 3.7

20 Dec 2012
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

Login VSI B.V. announces Login VSI 3.7; the newest version of the industry standard performance and scalability testing tool for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures and Server Based Computing environments. The initial announcement was made a few days ...


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