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How to: Select a Load Test Results Repository

You are not limited to a local results store. Frequently, load tests are run on a remote set of Agent computers. Agents, together with a controller, can generate more simulated load than any single computer. For more information, see Distributing Load Test Runs Across Multiple Test Machines Using Test Controllers and Test Agents.

Test results from your agents or your local computer can be saved to any SQL server on which you have created a load test results store. In either case, you must identify where you want to store your load test results by using the Administer Test Controllers window.

For more information about how to set up the SQL tables, see How to: Create a Load Test Results Repository Using SQL

For more information about agents, see Distributing Load Test Runs Across Multiple Test Machines Using Test Controllers and Test Agents.

Requirements

  • Visual Studio Ultimate

Identify a results store for load test data

  1. In Solution Explorer, open your load test file.

  2. From the Load Test toolbar, choose Manage Test Controllers. The Manage Test Controller dialog box is displayed. If you are using an agent remotely, you must select a controller.

    Load test results store connection properties

    Load test results store connection properties
  3. In the Load test results store, click (…) to display the Connection Properties dialog box.

  4. In Server Name, type the name of the server where you have run the LoadTest scripts.

    Tip Tip

    If you are using SQL Express on your local machine for the load test store, enter <computername>\sqlexpress (for example, MyComputer\sqlexpress). For more information, see How to: Create a Load Test Results Repository Using SQL.

  5. Under Log on to the server, you can choose Use Windows Authentication. You can specify the username and password, but if you do, you have to select the option Save my password.

  6. Under Connect to a database, choose Select or enter a database name. Select LoadTest from the drop-down list box.

  7. Choose OK. You can test the connection by choosing Test Connection.

  8. Choose Close in the Manage Test Controller dialog box.

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