Q: What is a Simload?
A: A simulated workload is a compiled executable that can be registered and launched on a guest VM or a physical Windows workstation. Such a Simload simulates (synthetic) user activities representing typical interactive digital work patterns. A Simload launches one or multiple applications, starts logging timestamped events and information, simulates user interactions by controlling the applications, and after a predetermined time terminates all applications under control and stops logging. There are type 1 Simloads = primary simulated workloads, type 2 Simloads = blended simulated workloads (personas), and type 3 Simloads = score workloads.
Q: What is the difference between a Simload test run and a Simload test sequence?
A: A Simload test run is the execution of an individual Simload while collecting telemetry data, logging session states and user activities, and recording a screen video. A simload test sequence is a predefined list or set of simulated workloads that follow each other. All simloads in such a test sequence are executed under identical environment settings and conditions
Q: What is a Simload dataset?
A: A Simload dataset is a collection of host and/or client telemetry data, test infrastructure settings and capabilities, user activities, session states, screen videos, and log files used to create visualizations.
Q: What is the Side-by-Side Player?
A: The Side-by-Side Player is a data analytics tool used for the visual representation and timely correlated animation of Simload datasets. Visualization elements can be videos, text output panels, charts, graphs, color-coded maps, or other interesting things you can create to represent your data visually.