If I want to do a stress test for the following application what are the best protocol to use to record the scripts on the virtual user generator tool :-
1.Oracle content management
2.Oracle Bi publisher
Tell me about the client: Does it run in a browser? Does it run standalone?
Tell me about the application architecture: Does the client connect to an application server of some sort? Does the client connect directly to the database server?
If in doubt hook up a protocol analyzer and observe what protocols show up in the application stream. You might also use Windows sockets and look at the first five receive buffers. Most app servers and database servers will announce themselves as part of the session instantiation handshake. Between the port, the announcement and the protocol it should be straightforward to identify the protocol selection.
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