about testing over net
We would like to test an application which is hosted in us. i captured the script and it is running fine.
my doubt is
1.How to interpret the response time?
2.What info we can collect from the remote server?
3.throughput, hits in the analysis summary refers to which machine`s?
thanks in advance
Re: about testing over net
1. For response times you should establish your metrics (ie: "optimal" time, and threshold). Based on these times, you can see if the application stands the defined metrics.
For example: it's planned that 50 users will work concurrently with the application, and the transaction X should take 2 sec. (optimal), and up to 5 sec. (threshold). Now you execute 50 users and see the transaction response time. If it's higher then the defined threshold, then either the configuration/hardware do not suit this number of users, or the application can't stand such load.
2. Many monitors can be established on remote machinse. See "Monitoring a Scenario" section of Controller user guide (for example "System and Database Resource Monitoring" explains which basic monitors are available for remote machine)
3. These graphs are based on the data sent/received by virtual users to/from web server. They are explained for example in the same section of the book I mentioned before (look for "Web Resource and Web Server Resource Monitors" subsection)