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Working with Controllers, Agents, and Rigs

You can set up a group of computers that generates simulated load for testing. The group consists of a single controller and one or more agents. Collectively, this group is called a rig. An agent is the part of the rig that is used to run tests and generate simulated load. The controller is the part of the rig that is used to coordinate the agents and collect the test results. For information about how to set up your controller and agents, see Setting Up the Controller and Agent Functionality.


The controller and agent functionality is only available in the Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent product, not Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite. For more information about the different Team System products, see Visual Studio Team System Test Load Agent (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=64719) and Visual Studio Team System Product Information (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=64718).

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