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4 hours ago
Topic:
How to combine multiple load profiles

ihodgetts
ihodgetts
Posts: 1
I realise there is the option of custom load pattern which governs the total number of VUs running, but is there a way to only run certain scripts at certain times?

A classic example of the sort of thing I'm after is the following:

3x scripts running at a low load level as "background noise" (typical daily usage).
Have this running for a period to gauge normal behaviour, and only THEN introduce a further script.
e.g. High volume or high impact scenario (we want to judge how this impacts the regular users).


Could this somehow be achieved by having 2 test profiles, but with one delayed so that it only starts 30 mins into the overall test?

Typically something like a fixed load for 2 hours, but with a stepped load added in after the first half hour.

Another example would be a fixed load running for 2 hours but with a brief spike test running every half hour "over the top" of the fixed load.

Another way to look at this would be that you are overlaying one load pattern over the top of another.

I've seen this sort of configuration available in other load testing tools, but how could it be approached in StresStimulus?

Thanks in advance, Ian.
4/11/2022
Topic:
Unable to run test using perpetual license

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
This issue is related to your account. Please contact customer service.


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4/6/2022
Topic:
Unable to run test using perpetual license

aadiga
aadiga
Posts: 1
Hi,

I have a perpetual license, and till date i didnt had any problems starting a test. but, today it started to throw a popup like below.

Having Stress Stimilus working is essential to day to day work. please let me know what to do to resolve this issue






3/9/2022
Topic:
Transaction significant slower than manual

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
StresStimulus response time measurement is accurate. However, when comparing it with your observation, make sure you compare “apples to apples.” Your test configuration must be adequate to your requirements. I suggest starting troubleshooting by comparing the StresStimulus waterfall graph and Google chrome waterfall graph to see where the discrepancy is.


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3/8/2022
Topic:
Transaction significant slower than manual

Sune
Sune
Posts: 1
Hi

I am completely new to StresStimulus and am not very technical. I am currently using StresStimulus to run stress tests on a work project.
When running the tests I can see that a transaction takes about 15 sec. That same transaction takes about 2-3 sec when I click around in the web application manually.

How can this be? Is there a setting I need to configure in order to get more accurate results?

Thanks in advance
2/24/2022
Topic:
Summary table of average transaction times.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
It sounds like you are requesting a feature on the Test Summary report that indicates all transactions and their response times. If so, this feature already exists and is under the section named Transactions (slow to fast). See the example in the screenshot below.





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2/17/2022
Topic:
Run test cases x iterations sequentially.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 18
Brilliant! I did not know I can run it like that.
Thank you for showing me the way George!
2/16/2022
Topic:
Run test cases x iterations sequentially.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
If I understood your requirements correctly, the ability to run test case sequentially already exist. Here is how to use it:
  • To run multiple test cases sequentially you can create a sequential test case group. In your example you can add all 20 test cases to MasterTest.ssconfig then create a test case group and add all 20 test cases to it in the order you want them executed. Then when running the test set the Mix weight property of all test cases to 0 and the mix weight of the test case group to 1. That way only the test case group gets executed.
  • In order to execute the test case group 10 iterations, set the number of iterations property to 10.
  • You can start the MasterTest from the command line
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11/15/2021
Topic:
Feature request. Ability to activate/deact license

DSF
DSF
Posts: 18
Would really appreciate this feature.
11/8/2021
Topic:
Send email report via commandline.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 18
Sorted thank you.
10/27/2021
Topic:
JavaScript request emulation

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
Topic: JavaScript request emulation
While recording your scenario in the web browser, the JavaScript that generates load on the server issues some asynchronous requests captured by the StresStimulus recorder and included in the test case.
The JavaScript is not executed during the test run since the browser emulation is implemented on the protocol level. However, every virtual user issues these asynchronous requests and therefore generates the same load as the JavaScript. Furthermore, suppose these requests have some dynamic user-session data. In that case, they will be adequately correlated, and different VUs will send different dynamic requests so that the server cannot distinguish the VUs from physical browsers.
10/27/2021
Topic:
JavaScript request emulation

Unregistered User
Unregistered User
Posts: 418
Our website contains JavaScript that runs when a page is accessed and which in turn generates load on the servers. Will StressStimulus be able to pick this up during script recording and on payback will the JavaScript be run?
10/8/2021
Topic:
Send email report via commandline.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
This feature already exists. In order to email the report after the test is over set the Email test result to Yes in the Advanced options of the test as described here.



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10/7/2021
Topic:
Send email report via commandline.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 18
Hi,

My StresStimulus tests are configured to send out email reports. When I run tests via the UI it emails the test report however when running SS tests via command line the only reporting option is to create a report using the /report parameter and no report is emailed.

Please add the ability to send the email report when running SS from command line.

Regards.

DSF.
10/7/2021
Topic:
Feature request. Ability to activate/deact license

DSF
DSF
Posts: 18
Hi,
For performance test automation I have various pipelines Running SS performance tests across various CI/CD build releases.
Having limited Controller licenses means I have to manually deactivate the license on the host in pipeline A and and activate it on the host in pipeline B before testing can commence.
This kills automation as it requires human intervention between build pipelines in order to use StresStimulus.
We need the ability to activate and deactivate the license via commandline so we can fully automate the StresStimulus performance tests in our pipelines.

Thank you.
10/7/2021
Topic:
Send test report with meaningful name.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 18
My bad, I did not define the test name when running SS via commandline. Works as expected when using /test-name Blah in the commandline or via UI.
Thank you.
9/29/2021
Topic:
Send test report with meaningful name.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
It should work as you described. It says _Untitled most likely because the test was not saved before running, and therefore has no meaningful name. Save the test with the name you wish and run it again. Then check the name of the .zip file. It should have the name of your test. Let me know if your beta version works differently and I will ask our QA team to re-test.


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9/28/2021
Topic:
Send test report with meaningful name.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 18
Hi George,

Thanks for the feedback.

I am on 5.5 Beta now and did a test run and now the zip file contains the test run date which is great but it does not tell me the test name.

So the ideal would be if that '_Untitled' is replaced with the actual .ssconfig file name. For example if I have a test named "AcmeLoadtest.ssconfig" it would be great if that zip file display 2021_09_28_16_43_35_AcmeLoadtest or even AcmeLoadtest_'datetime'. That will make filtering on executed AcmeLoadtest reports much easier compared to an untitled but dated test report. Hope that makes sense.
Regards.
DSF.
9/13/2021
Topic:
Send test report with meaningful name.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
Thank you for your suggestion. This feature was implemented in v5.5 beta. You can download the beta version here.

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9/13/2021
Topic:
Multi select perfmon counters.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 440
Thank you for your suggestion. This feature was implemented in v5.5 beta and is described here. You can download the beta version here.

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