The scenario is like our build acts as a plugin to apache server. It just acts as a router to transfer files from client to main build which is based on Windows Server. I want to perform a load test on apache(router)using Silk Performer.I need to simulate around 500 user(client) pinging to apache(IPort) at a time. I m giving around 700 Vuser under stady state in workload and while running the test I can see in graph only around 100-150 concurrent users are acting. How can I adjust the workload settings and how can I increase Hits/sec. I can see just 0-10 hits/sec. If there is any other free tool to test this , pls suggest.
So what you are saying is that you are basically sending files via ftp? where the server is running Wnds2003? what are you actually measuring the performance of? Is it your 'plug-in' app to apache server? or is it 'plug-in' app to apache server to Windows2003 server?
To be honest your 'question' doesn't actually make it clear what you are trying to achieve. Please be more specfic