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  • Can someone list out the limitations of Visual Studio Load Test
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:31 PM

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  • Hi Udayaraj,

    Which version of Visual Studio do you use?

    As far as I know, there has limitation for vUser count. In Visual Studio 2010, if you want to use more than 250 users, additional licences were needed.

    In Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013, if your Visual Studio is not registered, there are limited 25 users.

    In Visual Studio 2015, you need to have Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with MSDN and Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 annual and monthly subscribers.

    More detailed requirement in Visual Studio Load Test, please refer to following blog.

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/edwinh/2016/04/21/guide-to-get-started-with-visual-studio-web-load-testing-and-automation-2/

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


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    • Proposed as answer by Weiwei Cai Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by Weiwei Cai Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42 AM
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:26 AM
  • Hi Udayaraj

    There aren't actually that many limitations if you're talking about a fully registered VS Ultimate/Enterprise with either a test rig or a VSOline account.

    As far as bog standard webtesting is concerned the only basic limitation is that it is only simulating the http layer of the browser and so will not run any javascript or execute any activex components.

    Out of the box it only supports the http protocol, however, as you can load test unit tests then any protocol can readily be tested (I've used this technique to test SMTP, POP3, IMAP etc) as well as custom or 3rd party api's

    It should also be noted that since it can load test Unit Tests this also means you may be able to do something similar to selenium grid, however, I haven't done this so have no idea if it would really work.

    You can also load test Coded UI tests but I've always felt that this is a bit of a red herring as you can only have one VUser per test agent.

    HTH

    • Proposed as answer by Weiwei Cai Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by Weiwei Cai Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42 AM
    Friday, September 30, 2016 12:07 PM

All replies

  • Hi Udayaraj,

    Which version of Visual Studio do you use?

    As far as I know, there has limitation for vUser count. In Visual Studio 2010, if you want to use more than 250 users, additional licences were needed.

    In Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013, if your Visual Studio is not registered, there are limited 25 users.

    In Visual Studio 2015, you need to have Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with MSDN and Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 annual and monthly subscribers.

    More detailed requirement in Visual Studio Load Test, please refer to following blog.

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/edwinh/2016/04/21/guide-to-get-started-with-visual-studio-web-load-testing-and-automation-2/

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
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    • Proposed as answer by Weiwei Cai Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by Weiwei Cai Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42 AM
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:26 AM
  • Hi Udayaraj

    There aren't actually that many limitations if you're talking about a fully registered VS Ultimate/Enterprise with either a test rig or a VSOline account.

    As far as bog standard webtesting is concerned the only basic limitation is that it is only simulating the http layer of the browser and so will not run any javascript or execute any activex components.

    Out of the box it only supports the http protocol, however, as you can load test unit tests then any protocol can readily be tested (I've used this technique to test SMTP, POP3, IMAP etc) as well as custom or 3rd party api's

    It should also be noted that since it can load test Unit Tests this also means you may be able to do something similar to selenium grid, however, I haven't done this so have no idea if it would really work.

    You can also load test Coded UI tests but I've always felt that this is a bit of a red herring as you can only have one VUser per test agent.

    HTH

    • Proposed as answer by Weiwei Cai Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by Weiwei Cai Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42 AM
    Friday, September 30, 2016 12:07 PM