Solved

Load Test Simulator

Posted on 2016-11-04
4
17 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-27
Hello Experts,

I have created an Azure Internet Load Balancer and would like to put it to the test with by simulating traffic going to a set of servers.

Can someone please recommend and applications that will allow me to load traffic traffic to a set of servers please?

Cheers

Carlton
0
Comment
Question by:Member_2_7966113
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
shalomc earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
Comment Utility
I use bees with machine guns when I need to see how the server side behaves under load. It is a very simple tool, managing a fleet of micro servers (bees) banging on a single URL. I have a private AMI all set up and ready to be used on demand.

Other open source tools include JMeter, Grinder, and a few more. A nice comparison is found here. Also, some commercial companies like Blazemeter will run a JMeter service at scale

Then there is HP Load Runner, the mother of all load testing
0
 

Author Comment

by:Member_2_7966113
Comment Utility
Shalomc,

Thanks for your excellent suggestions. Grinder appears to be the best, however it requires someone with knowledge of Python - which I don't have. Can you let me know how to make it work?

Cheers
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:shalomc
Comment Utility
Unfortunately there is no way around it - you have to dip your toes into python.
There is a bunch of examples here http://grinder.sourceforge.net/g3/script-gallery.html

All of the complex tools require you either write code or script in some DSL.

But maybe Grinder is an overkill? If all you want to do is test how your Azure cluster behaves under raw pressure, then maybe the simplest method is best. Select a URL, and bang on it repeatedly. In this case bees with machine guns are your best friends.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:shalomc
Comment Utility
Only working solution suggested
0

Featured Post

What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Companies keep a much closer eye on costs today, so changing to new Technology – Microsoft Office 365 is the smartest move to take.
Healthcare organizations in the United States must adhere to the guidance of both the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) for securing and protec…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now