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Stress Testing Applications

Since Site24x7 is already capable of recording transactions and monitoring user journeys why not add capability to stress test an Internet facing web application in terms of running lets say 3,000 concurrent (with defined ramp-up time intervals ) users from choosen locations? Looks like that would eb relatively small effort on your side.

We are looking to replace expensive on-prem tools like HP LoadRunner.

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Re: Stress Testing Applications

Hi,

Thanks for bringing up this request.  We thought of doing Load Testing in future.

I would like to have following questions:

  • Does the application to be tested is accessible only in house or can be accessed from externally ?
  • What kind of application you would like to have stress tested ? Is it normal web app / AJAX based application ?
  • Do you prefer it to be command line driven test which will not access any resources like images / css etc or browser based tests which access all the application resources as well during stress test ?

Raghavan

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Hi Raghavan, 

Maybe I am looking at the older post, but interested in it. So replying it, though it is late.

Any update from your side that you implemented this load test feature.

 

Best Regards,

Pramod Kumar. B

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Hello,

We would also like to see Load / Stress testing applications for Site 24x7 developed more.

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Re: Stress Testing Applications

We also are interested in this feature, even more now that Microsoft announced that Visual Studio Load Test Projects are depracated, so we need a good alternative and it would be great if Site24x7 could provide this.

Info on Microsoft: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/test/quickstart-create-a-load-test-project?view=vs-2017

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Hello,

Thanks for the trust you have in Site24x7.

Load testing is not in our immediate road map. However i would like to listen on to your requirements. Please answer my following questions:

- Do you want the Web Transaction monitoring created itself to be used for load testing ?

- Do you prefer Real browser simulation or fine with web ping to simulate user load ?

- What is the max load you expect to generate ?

- Do you want to generate load from multiple locations or in-house ?

- How frequent you will use the load testing tool in a month ?

 

Based on the response and interest we can decide on priority order.

 

Thanks,

Raghavan

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Hello Raghavan,

 

We'd be also very interested in that feature.

to answer your questions, here is my feedback: 

- Do you want the Web Transaction monitoring created itself to be used for load testing ?

+ The load testing package should remain independant from the monitoring transactions. This way you can allow stress testing activity planning to be made without disturbing existing implementations for monitoring

- Do you prefer Real browser simulation or fine with web ping to simulate user load ?

+ As the ping is not enough to test the business use-case, it'd be better to have a real transaction

- What is the max load you expect to generate ?

+ We'd be interested in a range of 100 TPS, but the load testing feature should allow some flexibility for the user to select the desired load, or at least it should be an incremental test to provide a feedback on the system limitations to the user after the execution.

- Do you want to generate load from multiple locations or in-house ?

+ Multiple locations is preferred

- How frequent you will use the load testing tool in a month ?

+ Twice a month for now for each platform. We currently maintain Nine platforms. As the business is also growing, we'd expect a higher frequency in the future.

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