With Login VSI Enterprise there are two scenarios you can use, Continuous testing and Load testing. This article describes the Load testing configuration.
To configure Load testing you will need to go to the main page of Login Enterprise and select Manage Tests
After clicking on Manage Tests, click on Add new environment under the Load testing section
After clicking on Add new environment, you will see the Info section, where you have to define/configure your environment.
- Environment Name
Note: We recommend giving it a logical name that makes it easy to identify
- Connector type
Note: There are a number of different connectors, for more and detailed information about connector configurations Click here.
- Description of the environment
Note: Enter a description of the confiured environment.
Once you select the preferred connector type a list appears below the configuration. Fill in the required fields and click the save button.
In the Test Settings section you can configure two type of settings:
- In the Login setting you configure how many users you want to be logging in in a x period of time (minutes)
Logon window is user defined. Failed sessions won’t be retried and won’t affect the speed at which sessions logon. Meaning that the configured logon rate of sessions will remain the same for the logon window regardless of logon failures.
Logoff Window is 15 minutes maximum. But we will logoff 10 sessions per minute minimum. So for example if you have a test with 140 sessions. The logoff window will take 14 minutes. Anything above 150 sessions will still take 15 minutes.
- In the Test duration setting you can configure how long the test will take in minutes (after last session has started)
After the test duration has ended all engines will stop executing script and logoff.
When the schedule has been configured you can add the preferred applications you wish for the Virtual user to test. To do this select the "Add applications button"
You are presented with the list of applications that are available in the Login Enterprise appliance. To learn more about applications and how to create / add them click here.
In this window you can select multiple applications and search for them in the upper right of the window. Once you are satisfied with the selected applications you can select save to save and exit.
When the items are added you can see a similar list as showed in the below image. You can re-order applications in the Actions menu. You can do this by clicking on the application drag and drop area and organize them in the order you want Login Enterprise to run the applications. "Wait" Action(s) can also be added to you preferred setup and also between applications.
From Login Enterprise 4.6 and higher you have the option to configure "leave applications running" or "run once" for an application. The Leave Application running feature does not close the application and the run once feature will only run the script once. For more information about this feature please see this page. This feature is not applicable to webscripts.
Starting the test
If you are satisfied with the action lists and you have launchers and users configured you can now enable the schedule so the load testing can begin. You can do this by going back to the Manage tests overview and clicking on the "Play" button next to the configured Load test.
When you start the load test, Login Enterprise will try to reserve the required amount of accounts and all selected launchers. The accounts and launchers can then (during the test) only be used by load testing. If continuous testing is also using the accounts or launchers it will not be permitted and you might end up with not enough resources in continuous testing. You can also add a description to the test if you need. If you are satisfied you can select confirm to start the test.
Once the Load test is started you are redirected to the dashboard where you can see the Loadtest that you just started and its progression.
In the event you need to stop the test pre-maturely you can select the "stop" button.