How to: Add Computer Tags to Counter Set Mappings Using the Load Test Editor

Computer tags let you identify a computer with an easy-to-recognize name. The tags are displayed in the Counter Set Mappings node in the tree in the Load Test Editor. More important, the tags are displayed in Excel reports, which help stakeholders identify what role the computer has in the load test. For example, "Web Server1 in lab2" or "SQL Server2 in Phoenix office". For more information, see Reporting Load Tests Results for Test Comparisons or Trend Analysis.


  • Visual Studio Ultimate

To add a tag to a computer

  1. Open a load test.

  2. Choose the Manage Counter Sets button.

    – or –

    Right-click Counter Sets folder in the load test tree and choose Manage Counter Sets.

    The Manage Counter Sets dialog box is displayed.

  3. (Optional) In the Selected computers and counter sets will be added under the following run settings list box, select a different run setting.

    Note Note

    This only applies if you have more than one run setting in your load test.

  4. Under Computer and counter sets to monitor, select the computer that you want to apply the tag to.

    Note Note

    For information about how to add a computer, see How to: Manage Counter Sets Using the Load Test Editor.

  5. In the Computer Tags text box, type a tag to associate with the computer. For example, "TestMachine12 in lab3".

  6. Choose OK.