I read somewhere about avoiding network traffic for "real" load result. If trueThe questions are?
1) In realworld, network traffic plays a significant role. Why not simulating the real load while load testing?
2) If there is any reason for NOT including network traffic, how do we create the environment/lab so thatwe are not affected by network traffic?
Our situation: We are testing a SilverStream application that supports call centers around the country. Different servers and placed in different areas. So, any request for information through the application "actually" goes through the pipeline.
Thanks in advance!
Re: Network Traffic
Avoiding network traffic would only be useful when "Benchmarking" an application. Although I'm sure there are other opinions to that matter.
It really depends upon what kind of numbers do you want to glean from your tests.
You are correct in your other assumptions.
-- Mike --
[This message has been edited by mracicot (edited 06-12-2001).]