I just want to test the application under heavy loads. With database functions i can insert large volumes to database, but how i can run the script for 10 users.whether we have to go for loadrunner. Whether load runner work in web applications
anybody help me out
Your better off using Load Runner - perfectly suited for web applications. If you want to use WinRunner, you'd need it installed on 10 machines, and have all 10 running at once. With Load Runner, you only need one or two machines - one is Load Controller and the other is load host. The load host machine generates multiple IP addresses which "trick" the web server into "thinking" that it's multiple machines.
You may want to consider:
1) Will concurrent usage of the application grow beyond 10 users? (Also meaning a growth in the database).
2) How many times will the application / system require a "load" test? If just once or twice or some other small figure, then LoadRunner may not be the best choice.
If the answer to 1) is "Yes" and the answer to 2) indicates significant testing over the course of 2 years and beyond, then you should consider LoadRunner or some other tool that meets your specific needs.
Ultimately it will come to cost - correct? If not, you may ignore the below and I will be envious!
Compare the immediate cost of 10 PCs, each having WinRunner with that of the cost of LoadRunner and a handful of PCs or less. Factor the cost of WinRunner and LoadRunner annual maintenance fees. Also, factor in costs associated with development effort, script maintenance, and the fact that performance results collected by WinRunner have to be manually collated each time you run a test. This means more hours expended on results gathering and analysis. LoadRunner eliminates much of the latter effort.
[This message has been edited by jpensyl (edited 10-05-2002).]