Testing Network Load Balancing software
I need to setup a automated test system to test a Network Load Balancing / Clustering product.
For the GUI part of the product I will evaluate the main test tool companies ie. Mercury, Segue, rational etc.
But for the command line interface, network traffic monitoring, checking connections routed to correct machine etc I am not sure what (if any) solutions are out there.
As I have a fair amount of experiance creating in house testing systems I might end up writting one myself. We are currently on Linux but will be moving to Windows and other UNIX OS's as well.
I guess the main feature is to be able to execute commands on remote machines (both UNIX and Windows)
So my question is
Does any one know of any good tools or techniques for testing network load balancing software.
Re: Testing Network Load Balancing software
Precise (www.precise.com) makes and excellent product called Insight that (as it comes minimally packaged) will perform just network monitoring across multiple servers and across all tiers. If you purchase thier "Savvy" modules you get equivelent functionality for the software layers (HTTP, Oracle, SAP, J2EE, etc..)
This is a GREAT tool and I highly recommend the product. However, some of the tools can be a pain to set up so if you are serious I would recommend them coming in (I know, I know); my experience with this companu has been that they are MUCH less aggresive in thier sales tactics.