Quick guide

VDI Drones quick guide

october 2018

Made for version 1.4.4.0

Before you begin 2

Step one, copy the software 3

Step two, select drones 4

Step three, select performance watchers 5

Step four, starting the load 6

Step five, stopping the load 7

Before you begin

-get the license and the software follow the guide here; https://vdidrones.com/license/

-check the requirements https://vdidrones.com/requirements/.

Step one, copy the software

VDI Drones comes with three files;

  1. Controller.exe
  2. Drone.exe
  3. vdidrone.cfg

You can run them from any place, settings are saved in your windows profile (%appdata%). Installation is not required, they are ‘portable’. The vdidrone.cfg contains a default load profile which can be customized using the drone.exe.

Step two, select drones

Start the controller.exe file, right click, run as administrator, make sure the vdidrone.cfg is in the same folder. And go to the settings tab;

Enter a computername prefix for the machines you want to create a load on. Press the search button, check the check boxes in front of the machines and click, ‘add checked as drone’.

Step three, select performance watchers

Do the same as in step two, but at the end select performance watcher. Please remember you should not ‘watch’ all your drones. Only watch key infra servers and a few drones.

Step four, starting the load

Once the performance watchers and drones are selected, go to the operation tab;

Confirm to see your selected drones and performance watchers.

Click ‘install and run’.

Step five, stopping the load

To stop the load press the ‘stop and uninstall’ button;

The status of the drones are changed to; idle.