Can anyone offer any suggestions on how to run QALoad against a local application. The application runs a configuration file, so I would like to see how the system reacts against multiple users running/creating configuration files at once.
I have successfully ran some WWW scripts against the Web version of our software with no problems.
What type of session should i be using against the local app?
If anyone needs more information, that can be provided.
Do you mean that it is a Client Server app with the client (non-browser) residing locally? If yes, do you know what is the communication protocol between the client and the server and what port number is used by this communication protocol.
Local application like notepad, or something along those lines. The application uses MSDE to run a set of configuration files (.cfg) from .txt files. Reports are generated and so forth and displayed in xml. I would like to use QALoad to simulate running these files all at once. I know I could write a batch file to simulate this process, but i would like to use QALoad for the Analyzation it can give, such as how the system reacts and so forth.
I think we may have a philosophical issue here. Performance test tools are designed to test multi-user server based applications. You are trying to deploy this into a single user environment. Very unconventional: You're trying to use a powerdrill as a hammer in some respects. Perhaps if you can educate us on the analysis you are trying to obtain we can point you in a better direction. For instance, if you just need machine stats have you considered running perfmon on machine 1 to monitor machine 2 during the kickoff of your batch?
Well i know that performance test tools are designed for multi-user server based applications. However we would really like to use the QALoad Analyze Tool for reporting and consistency. The process previous to gaining the Compuware tools was to monitor the machine from another machine, recording time to perform the operations and size of the drive before and after on different OS envorionments.
What i would really like to gain is the performance of the machine when running these confuration files. I can check the time and size, but what else can i gain? How about processor usage and memory usage?