System Requirements to record and playback
I am a newbie with SilkPerformer. My system keeps crashing when I try to save a script or plan one back. The size of the script (number of lines) does not seem to make that much difference ... less than 200 line scripts work ok. My CPU is constantly at 100% usage on both cores. I found that Micro Focus' system requirements. But, I think my PC meets those requirements. Are Micro Focus' system requirements just the "minimum" to launch or install the product? Are there optimal system requirements?
Currently, I have an AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 5000B with 3.23 RAM.
Anyone have any recommendations?
PS ... system crashes even when SilkPerformer is the only thing running on it.
Re: System Requirements to record and playback
I'm not sure if I can answer your question to the extent that it will help you. but seeing noone else answered it yet as far as I could see, I want to give it a shot...
I am not an expert with SP but I've lead a project where we were using SP for both (SAP) GUI as well as (SAP) web UI clients.
Running the SP client on a machine is not an issue at all depending on the SP version you're using obvioiusly.
It runs on my "craptop" as I frequently call it. Executing scipts could make a huge difference though...
I'm not sure and it would surprise me a bit if the "save script" option would use tons of system resources that can get some normal PC to crash; but you never know; and I like brainstorming around here. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
SP does have issues with agent/controller performance depending on the SP built; as well as the SUT.
The SUT... The amount of concurrent users that you can simulate on a PC/server very much depends on the machine you want to run the tests from; and which SUT you want to test.
I don't know what system you're testing against and I don't know which amount of concurrent users you are trying to simulate.
Over here, we can simulate a whole load of users on a "low-level" machine for Web UIs; but we're getting to bottlenecks when trying to simulate tons of users on a GUI. We actually did consider to get a machine that has no less then 16GB RAM to solve our GUI perf test RAM problem.
Just to give you some idea on the system resources needed to do decent perf testing on our GUI; to be sure that we could include increasing load and stress testing....
Microfocus will be able to help you finding out how many concurrent users your agents/controllers are able to handle for your SUT. We got in touch with them to define our needs and we've received a viable answer.
So, if I read your post correctly and if I answered in a way that you considered as helpful - get in touch with Microtouch and your riddle will hopefully be solved.
I'm always open to answer your questions over here anyway just in case you wonder. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
And do please let me know if you consider my answer as not applicable or useless..
Work load settings for run until completion
Is there any way to define load test as run until completion as in loadrunner.
Re: Work load settings for run until completion
I once had a dll fixer that I'd installed and when I started running tests Silk would crash. The computer was a decent setup so I know that wasn't the issue.
Even though the application wasn't running the process was and after un-installing the dll fixer everything worked fine. You'll find that many programs use the same Window's dll's and when multiple progams use the same ones at the same time bad things happen. It gets worse when the 3rd party apps update dll's on a system that other programs depend on.
My suggestion is remove everything on the system that isn't needed and you should be fine.