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15 days ago
Topic:
Send email report via commandline.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 411
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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16 days ago
Topic:
Send email report via commandline.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
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.
16 days ago
Topic:
Feature request. Ability to activate/deact license

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
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.
16 days ago
Topic:
Send test report with meaningful name.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
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.
24 days ago
Topic:
Send test report with meaningful name.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 411
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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25 days ago
Topic:
Send test report with meaningful name.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
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: 411
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: 411
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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9/13/2021
Topic:
Multi select test cases for test case groups.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 411
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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9/1/2021
Topic:
Initial StresStimulus screencast tutorial

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 411
You can monitor the server performance counters by using PerfMon Agent as described here. PerfMon Agent counters are also supported during command line tests.

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8/30/2021
Topic:
Initial StresStimulus screencast tutorial

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
Hi Max,

Is it possible to pull in server perfmon counters when testing this way?
With the test run this way, is it possible to run then via command line like you can do with an actual StresStimulus test?

DSF.
8/25/2021
Topic:
Topics subject character limitation.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 411
Can you please clarify what you mean by topic subjects. Do you mean Transaction names?


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8/24/2021
Topic:
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904):

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
Controller is on version 5.4.7880 x64 CLR 4.0 but the Agents was still on 5.4 Beta. I upgraded the Agents and increased the SQL command timeout to 90 seconds although I doubt the problem is with that. Testing connection via SSMS from the agents to the results DB is snappy while testing via SQLCMD utility from the same agent fails.
Anyways will monitor with upgraded Agents.
Regards.
DSF.
8/24/2021
Topic:
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904):

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 411
StresStimulus requires a fast connection to SQL Server during the entire test. Database connection management was improved in v5.4. Make sure the controller and all load agents use this version.


Another suggestion is to increase SQLCommand Timeout property to 60 as described here


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8/24/2021
Topic:
Running multiple test cases sequentially.

George @StresStimulus
George @StresStimulus
Administrator
Posts: 411
On every iteration, a TC group executes each test case sequentially. You can create a Loop that will encapsulate all test case elements and will execute a given number of repeats. You will have to calculate how many repeats are necessary to execute each test case for 5 minutes. However, for your requirement, I would suggest create a separate test for each test case and execute each test for 5 minutes.


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8/23/2021
Topic:
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904):

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
Hi,

Sometimes my test agents fail to talk to my SQL results repository timing out on connections.

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Timeout expired.


I confirmed on all agents that I can ping the Host server and from my test controller I can connect with no problems to that DB.


Disabled F/W on the load agents so nothing is being blocked going out. Installed the SQLCMD utily to test the connections manually however that also times out.

What else can I troubleshoot and check to confirm connectivity between load agents and the SQL repository.

Thank you.

DSF.
8/23/2021
Topic:
Send test report with meaningful name.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
Hi,

Currently when you set StresStimulus to create result reports it names the report the actual .ssconfig name and time of execution in a folder of choice like so:
C:\reports\AcmeLoadTest_2021-Aug-20_17.21 making it easily identifiable and sortable.

However when you set StresStimulus to mail out the test report it zips the file simply as "Result.zip" and mails it out. This makes it rather difficult to quickly see which test has just completed and needs to be unzipped to be looked at first. Also makes it difficult to search mail inboxes for specific test results.

Please could you change the mail report .zip naming convention to be the same as the actual results report name and execution time i.e. "AcmeLoadTest_2021-Aug-20_17.21.zip" this will make life a lot easer for automated tests in CI/CD pipelines being fired off daily and results mailed out.

Thank you.

DSF.
8/23/2021
Topic:
Topics subject character limitation.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
Hi,

The character limit size on topic subjects is very short, making it difficult to always describe the topic meaningful. Please would you increase the character limitation to allow for better descriptions.

Thank you.

DSF.
8/23/2021
Topic:
Running multiple test cases sequentially.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
Hi,

When running a performance test I need to run a test that will execute my test cases sequentially for 5mins per test case.
Running them sequentially via a TCG works however the test runs for the test duration set at 5min and then stops.
I need the test to run the test cases for 5 mins each sequentially and then stop. Is it possible to configure the test like that and if so how? If not possible at all how would you suggest I go about in reaching that goal?
Thank you.
DSF.
8/23/2021
Topic:
Multi select perfmon counters.

DSF
DSF
Posts: 12
Hi,

When adding Windows server counters only one counter from the counter list can be added at a time. This becomes tedious when adding more Perfmon counters of interest. Please add the ability to select and add more than one counter from the counter list.

Thank you.
DSF.




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