My company put me through training over three months ago and just gave me the software to use this tool. They expect me to be an expert on this and well it has been a while since the class. The Loadrunner book is not helpful at all! I was wondering how you can figure out where you sight is stressed. I look at the graphs and the speed sheets that are displayed but it is like a different langauage. Can someone just reply , and maybe it will spark a memory of the class and everything will then fall into place. Thanks
New Providence NJ
Todd there is no easy answer for you. This is the whole key to load testing. Putting together a script is fairly simple. Creating a scenario is a bit harder but still fairly easy. Knowing what to monitor, a little more difficult, but analyzing the graphs and subtracting the necessary data, that is the most difficult part. This is where experience comes in.
My suugestion is to bring a consultant in, if your company can afford it, and help you out on a test. Hands on learning will help. Otherwise you will need to meet with your network guys and find out what you need to know to determine a failure of the software being run e.g. Oracle, DB2, ColdFusion, etc., if the hardware is not able to support that much traffic, or if the application is not working properly. Then you will need to look at the graphs and see where problems may be arising. For example correlate the processor utilization graph with the number of users. This will show at what point the number of users causes problems with the processor.
you advice was very helpful and it is a very good Idea. I have created some scripts but I can never get it to run correctly in the controller. I can run it in iterations with one user after I recorded the script but then after that I recieve an error message that says can't find form or data does not match form. I am very thankful for your advice. I will talk with the people in the corner offices and see if we can get this approved. Have a GREAT weekend
New Providence NJ