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How to: Run a Load Test Using Agents

After you have created the load test using Load Test Wizard, you then run your load test and view how your Web site responds to the load simulation. After you start a load test, you can monitor it while it is running. You can also analyze it after it has completed. For more information, see Analyzing Load Test Runs.

After you are confident that your test runs well with a light load and for brief durations, you can run your load test on a rig. A rig is a group of computers that generate simulated load for testing. This group of computers consists of a controller and agents. For more information, see About Controllers, Agents, and Rigs.

To run a load test on a rig

  1. Open a Test project that contains a load test.

  2. On the Test menu, point to Edit Test Run Configurations and then select a run configuration on the submenu.

    The run configuration opens for editing. For more information, see How to: Specify a Test Run Configuration.

  3. On the General page, type an appropriate name in the Name box.

  4. Click Controller and Agent page. From Select a location to run tests, click the Remote radio button.

  5. On the Enter or select the remote controller where the selected test(s) will be run list box, select a rig.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Click Close.

  8. On the Test menu, click Windows and then click Test Manager. On the Test Manager window, select the load test to run, right-click and then select Run Checked Test.

    Your test runs on the remote controller and agents.

    NoteNote

    You can also run your tests from the Test View window or the Load Test Editor. For more information, see How to: Run a Load Test.

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