stress test on SharePoint 2013

Dear Expert,

We would like to run stress test on our newly implemented SharePoint 2013 production environment
Please advise us what will be the easy way to preform stress test on WFE, APP, DB servers without using Microsoft Visual Studio

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Rainer JeschorCommented:
why not Visual Studio? License costs?

Then I would have a look at from the Open Source community.
tabreedAuthor Commented:
Thanks, how to run the test on sharePoint servers, please advcie
Rainer JeschorCommented:
you should never ever run the stress tests directly on the server, as the load for the testing client can affect the server dramatically leading to completely wrong results.
Depending on the number of simulated clients, you normally have one "controller" which distributes the tests, multiple clients (e.g. 2-8) which execute the tests and the target server(s).
Generally you will records some scenarios and sample that into tests.

jMeter is not the only free tool, e.g. LoadUI has also a free version.

Good post about performance and testing:


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