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10/8/2020
Topic:
Vus reduced during execution error

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
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Posts: 336
It sounds like you have a test case with the Action on error or timeout property set to “Abort iteration”, as shown below.







When an error occurs, then during execution, the VU stops the current iteration and starts a new one. However, if the error happened on the last iteration, then the VU does not start a new iteration and completes execution.
As a result, the user count decrements accordingly.
10/8/2020
Topic:
Vus reduced during execution error

Unregistered User
Unregistered User
Posts: 376
We have used Stop Iteration if error occurred.
We are getting error in load test. But as per my understanding user count should not reduce before the mentioned time duration of test
10/7/2020
Topic:
Command line execution results

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
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Posts: 336
When the test is over, the command-line returns an exit code: 0 means pass; 1 means fail, as described here http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc51/Command+line+interface+for+Standalone+version
An external report is created in a location specified in the /report flag. At that point, you can parse the report or query the database. You ca also configure sending automatic emails with the test report after the test is complete.
10/6/2020
Topic:
Dynatrace settings quetion

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 336
George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 336
Topic: Dynatrace settings quetion
To enable Dynatrace integration in Advanced Options set the Enable dynatrace integration to Yes.







Once you do that, StresStimulus should add an HTTP request header called “x-dynaTrace” which has all the dynatrace information





To see this header, run Verify and double click on any green check mark. You will see a compare view of recorded and replayed requests. The dynatrace header should be on the right.


10/6/2020
Topic:
filtering the response times by Load agent

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 336
You can export data from the test Activity diagram to .csv as described http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc52/VU+Activity+View and from each transaction activity diagram as described http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc52/VU-Activity+View. Once you export, you can open the .csv file in Excel and filter the data by the Agent column. From here, you can get all the iteration times of each VU in that load agent and do the desired calculations in Excel.
In addition, each load agent generates its own local report that is described http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc52/Opening+Agent+SQL+CE+file
10/6/2020
Topic:
filtering the response times by Load agent

Unregistered User
Unregistered User
Posts: 376
How to filter the response times by specific Load agent/generator, by default it’s cumulative of all load generators, and we have load generators in different geo locations (US east, Asia, Europe) and want to filter it.
10/6/2020
Topic:
Dynatrace settings quetion

Unregistered User
Unregistered User
Posts: 376
I ran a load test with Dynatrace integration turned to Yes.. But apparently we don't see these http-headers variables
PC - A Page or transaction name
* ID - A session number in the test case
* NA - The path and query of the request
* AN - An Agent name
* SN - A test case name
* TE - A test name
* VU - A virtual user number
* SI - "StresStimulus", the issuer of the request
10/5/2020
Topic:
Create activity task in CRM365

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 336
StresStimulus virtual users handle application session similarly to the physical browser.
Typically, a session opens on login and closes on logout. So if you record a scenario that starts with login and ends with logout, then on iteration completion, the session will close.
If an application does not require password authentication and uses cookie authentication instead, you can use an option to clear cookie in the StresStimulus script.
10/5/2020
Topic:
Create activity task in CRM365

Unregistered User
Unregistered User
Posts: 376
Is it possible to close and reopen the session for each iteration for a single VU ?
10/5/2020
Topic:
StresStimulus v4.9.6883 - not responding, crashing

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 336
You are using StresStimulus v4.9 that is two versions behind our current version.


Subsequent releases include multiple fixes.


Install the current version 5.2 from here here and try again.


It will likely fix the issue.


- Cheers
10/5/2020
Topic:
StresStimulus v4.9.6883 - not responding, crashing

michael.strange
michael.strange
Posts: 1
Hi StresStimulus Support,

When running stress stimulus v4.9.6883, the application occasionally crashes. The following dialog appear.








Can you please assist me with diagnosing and resolving this issue? Is there a way, i can enable logging to provide extra details?


Regards,
Michael
10/4/2020
Topic:
How to use login and replay a scenario

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 336
Neither user nor StresStimulus can log in without knowing a password.
You can create in AD 50 additional test users with the same password and enter their credentials into StresStimulus?

To learn about testing with multiple user credentials, check these two training videos:
https://www.stresstimulus.com/videos/test-with-multiple-logins-form-authentication
https://www.stresstimulus.com/videos/test-with-multiple-logins-server-authentication
10/4/2020
Topic:
The response time graph for a specific transaction

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 336
During a test run each transaction has its average response time graph that can be seen during the test run in the Transaction tab of the Runtime Dashboard as described http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc52/Layout or after the test ends as described http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc52/Graph+view
10/4/2020
Topic:
How to use login and replay a scenario

Unregistered User
Unregistered User
Posts: 376
We have 50 user credentials stored in the active directory. We know their usernames, but not passwords and not allowed to enter them to StresStimulus. The question is how StresStimulus can use login and replay a scenario on behalf of the users.
10/3/2020
Topic:
The response time graph for a specific transaction

Unregistered User
Unregistered User
Posts: 376
From the test execution results, how to build a response time graph for specific transaction? Currently, the default graph ‘Average response time’ for all transactions part of the test.. We would like to know how to do it for specific transactions.
10/3/2020
Topic:
Failed to connect to the database Error

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 336
SQL CE 3.5 is not installed on this machine.

The best way to solve this issue is to reinstall StresStimulus this machine, which will automatically install SQL CE 3.5.

After you reinstall, you should see the following two entries inside Uninstall Programs in Control Panel.


10/3/2020
Topic:
Failed to connect to the database Error

Unregistered User
Unregistered User
Posts: 376
We are getting the error “Failed to connect to the database” as per the attached screenshot. This happens once we start the load test with StresStimulus.
It was working fine before a couple of days.



9/29/2020
Topic:
Do we need a license on load agent?

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 336
You do not need to activate the license on the Load Agent machine. Here are the steps to add load agent:
  • Install StresStimulus Load Testing Tool on the Load Agent computer. The same installation steps as you did for installing on the controller computer.
  • Open StresStimulus on the Load Agent computer.
  • In the main menu go to Edit > Agent Options and enable Agent Mode as described http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc52/Configuring+Agent
  • To attach the Load Agent to a test controller computer follow the steps described http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc52/Attaching+Agents+to+Controller
  • 9/29/2020
    Topic:
    Do we need a license on load agent?

    Unregistered User
    Unregistered User
    Posts: 376
    We have successfully configured StressStimulus tool on one of our remote server machine but we want to use another machine as a Load Agent machine to run the load tests in distributed mode. Do we need to activate the license on the Load Agent machine?
    9/28/2020
    Topic:
    Message "Another program is currently using this..

    George @StresStimulus
    George @StresStimulus
    Administrator
    Posts: 336
    Some program on your computer is locking StresStimulus installer. It is not a StresStimulus issue, but rather your machine software configuration issue.
    It is likely caused by antivirus or other security software. Try to disable it or "white list" the StresStimulus installer. To determine which program is locking StresStimulus installer you can download a tool called ProcessExplorer from here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer
    and follow the steps described https://helpcenter.gsx.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015880627-How-to-Identify-which-Windows-Process-is-Locking-a-File-or-Folder
    Or contact your network administrator.




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