if anyone can help me abt how do you decide a single virtual user load as the baseline. If somebody can explain me this clearly?. ill appreciate if someone can give me his/her contact address for the same as well.I have just started with performance n load testing and i am not very clear with some of my basics.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by shalini.nahata: hi all,
if anyone can help me abt how do you decide a single virtual user load as the baseline. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The basic concept behind this, you want to test your system under the optimal conditions. This means, the fastest network connection possible (includes fewest hops), optimal settings for the server, have all available resources needed from the server (like RAM and CPU). Once you believe this is true you need to test your application on this server.
Well you want to find out how the system should ideally work, and that is with one user on it, because in the end that is how every customer should be able to experience your application, as if they were the only user on the system. So if you run one user and you see problems them you could not possibly expect the system to do better with more users. In turn since each additional user will likely degrade performance of the system, the optimal experience is with one user on it. Hence this is your application at its best.
Once you have your system at its best, you use those results to compare all other tests to. So a one user test becomes you base test.
Hope this makes sense and helps.
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