Login VSI deployment guide

The below content is based on the Login VSI installation guide. You can make use of these notes in conjuction with a previous blog post on how to setup your first Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR lab on a single machine.

To ensure the optimal performance of Login VSI, you will need at least three separate (virtual)machines:

  • One for the Data server (runs the management console)
    • 2(v)CPUs (required)
    • 4GB RAM (required)
    • 20GB free space (required)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher 64-bit (required)
    • Microsoft .NET version 3.5 (required)
    • Microsoft .NET version 4.5.2 (required)
  •  One for the Launcher machine(s) (executes the test sessions)
    • 2(v)CPUs (required)
    • 4GB RAM (required)
    • Windows-based OS (required)
    • Citrix Receiver (required for Citrix environments)
    • View Client (required for VMware environments)
    • RDP version 8.1 or higher (required for Microsoft RDS environments)
    • Microsoft .NET version 3.5 (required)
    • Microsoft .NET version 4.5.2 (required)
  •  One for the Target machine (where the actual testing will take place)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher 32/64-bit (required)
    • MS Office 2007 or higher (required)
    • Microsoft .NET version 3.5 (required)
    • IE 9 or higher (otherwise you must set up an IIS web server)


  • All the Login VSI components must be joined with your Active Directory environment.
  • Please ensure that the Target machine has active versions of Java 7 or higher and Adobe Reader 10 or higher. If you use Adobe Reader DC, then you must inject registry keys into the required workload. Please refer to this KB article.
  • You can also experience problems with PDF file association, which causes tests to fail because Adobe Reader doesn’t open the file as expected. Please refer to this KB article.
  • If the Target machine also has Ivanti, RES or UEM installed, please allow these solutions to run Login VSI, so you can test their impact on your VDI/SBC environment.
  • LoginVSI also provide an executable that will make sure your target machine has the all the necessary software and settings, but this step is optional. For more information, please refer to the Target Setup page.

Please find below an example of a typical Login VSI environment:

LoginVSI Architecture

To view the exact requirements for each component, please read the Login VSI Requirements page.

The following steps must be completed in order to carry out a successful deployment of LoginVSI. It is also assumed that a trial license (.lic file) has been provided by the LoginVSI team.

  • Step 1: Download Login VSI
  • Step 2: Create the VSIShare
  • Step 3: Configure the Data Server
  • Step 4: Configure the MMC