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  • Question

  • I am using ‘Visual Studio 2010 ultimate’ to automate web based application in order to carry out performance testing. I am aware that there is a limit of 250 concurrent users per client PC.

     

    1. Is it possible to run the scripts simulataneoulsy  from 2 PCs in order to create 500 concurrent users or 3 PCs to create 750 concurrent users ?
    2. Will that reflect correct performance of the Appliaction?
    3. Will this involve further licence purchase of other gadgets ? or is does the MSDN subscription cover them ?

    The other alternative will be to use loadrunnner..

    Thursday, January 6, 2011 11:49 AM

Answers

  • Yes, you can run from more than one (1) PC. This link should answer your questions:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ff520697


    Regards, Matthew Adcock RTTS
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:35 PM
  • Hi,

    #1->Yes, you can do that but you won't get a single report to analyze the performance of your application as you'll be running 3 load tests from 3 different boxes. So you'll get 3 reports. Good thing here is to use vUser Pack and run a single load test with 750 vUsers. Also while doing run without vUser only one core of CPU gets used.

    #2-> Your application will be put under 750 user load but it will be tough for you to analyze the run data as there will be 3 different runs as I mentioned above.

    #3-> No, you need not to buy anything if you want to go ahead with your approach. If you want to do it in right / preferred way then you need to buy vUser  pack. Please read here for more details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff426120(v=VS.100).aspx

    Thanks, Rubel


    http://blogs.msdn.com/rubel/
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 2:44 PM
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All replies

  • Yes, you can run from more than one (1) PC. This link should answer your questions:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ff520697


    Regards, Matthew Adcock RTTS
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:35 PM
  • Hi,

    #1->Yes, you can do that but you won't get a single report to analyze the performance of your application as you'll be running 3 load tests from 3 different boxes. So you'll get 3 reports. Good thing here is to use vUser Pack and run a single load test with 750 vUsers. Also while doing run without vUser only one core of CPU gets used.

    #2-> Your application will be put under 750 user load but it will be tough for you to analyze the run data as there will be 3 different runs as I mentioned above.

    #3-> No, you need not to buy anything if you want to go ahead with your approach. If you want to do it in right / preferred way then you need to buy vUser  pack. Please read here for more details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff426120(v=VS.100).aspx

    Thanks, Rubel


    http://blogs.msdn.com/rubel/
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 2:44 PM
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  • Hello A2162,

    I have marked Matthew's and Rubel's replies as answers. If you found them no help, please feel free to unmark them and let me know.

    Thanks,


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    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:15 PM
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