This article provides an insight on VMware View Planner Report, various metrics and score presented in the report. We will also analyse the report of a sample test and discuss its conclusions.

VMware View Planner is a benchmarking tool which analyses the VDI environment’s performance and user experience. It simulates large-scale virtual desktop deployments and generates the realistic measure of a user’s activity by running several applications on the desktop environment. The applications include Microsoft Office, browsers, Windows Media Player, and so on.

When the run completes, View Planner Harness generates a comprehensive report with the details like test configuration, resource usage, and application performance. Report helps to analyze the VDI performance, VM consolidation and so on.

For detailed explanation of the View Planner reports keep reading. If you want to jump to a use case, click here.

Report constitutes of multiple sections

  1. Introduction

  2. Test Configuration

  3. View Planner Score

  4. Operation Details

  5. Resource usage