LoadRunner NOT limited by infrastructure?????
Ive conducted load testing using VS2010 Test team and I'm currently looking into generating thousands of users via Jmeter and Blazemeter!
During a discussion with a friend whom claims to be a load test expert he explained that Winrunner/loadrunner is able to simulate thousands of users from one machine on 100mb internal network. I find this hard to believe. Does anybody know if this is true or if there are any tools that can do this?
(I can think of one way of doing this however it wont be a realistic test)
The below link can give you idea about various factors to be taken into consideration while calculating users support for a load generator.
Your friend likely has a lot of bad process suggestions given the recommendation of thousands from one machine. Take what they suggest with a large grain of salt.
Very good link Mahesh.
Yeah, it has good info about various factors contributing for virtual user memory session. Thanks all and happy learning
Ok thanks for your responses guys this is great stuff! specially Maheshs link !
It's incredible though! This person is working for a leading organisation in the UK and is currently being subcontracted to another leading organisation. Judging by his response to my questions I can only assume he hasn't calculated the virtual user footprint.