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Recording of Load Tests
 
Post-Processing of the Recording
 
Creating and Starting Load Test Programs
 
Real-Time Monitoring and Real-Time Error Analyses
 
Measurement Results per Test Run
 
Comparison of Test Runs
 
Load Curves
 
Miscellaneous Features
 
Note:

The screenshots shown here contain only a selection of the Proxy Sniffer product functionalities.
 
A complete description of all product features is provided in the

User's Guide  Proxy Sniffer User's Guide

Creating and Starting Load Test Programs
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Generating Load from the Amazon Cloud

Pre-installed load generators located at Amazon datacenters in the US West, in the US East, in Ireland, in Singapore, in Tokyo, in Sydney and in Sao Paulo are ready at your disposal and allow you to execute Large Load Tests from the Cloud.
 
Why use our cloud-based load generators?

It's cost-efficient
There is no need to purchase any hardware for the load generators; and no additional installation effort is required.
You can save a considerable amount of money and time if you require powerful load generators for a short time only.
 
It's easy
After following some one-time preparatory steps you can immediately start using the cloud based load generators in an easy way, as frequently as you wish. These generators usually start up in less than 4 minutes.
 
It's powerful
In situations where your only option would be to perform load tests via a leased line with limited network throughput (such as ADSL), you will not be able to generate realistic load against "Internet Applications". Using the cloud-based load generators is an ideal solution for generating large load tests from your local workstation, especially where only limited bandwidth is available. Amazon has excellent peering relationships with many leading Internet providers.
 
It's more realistic
This testing methodology allows you to perform end-to-end tests of upstream network components such as DNS servers, routers and firewalls that are traversed in order to reach your web application. This allows you to determine how your web application performs from a real end-user perspective.
 
You can generate an almost unlimited load
Depending on the licensing model that you are using, you will be able to simulate "from the cloud" up to 200,000 Web users (rent per hour) or more than 1,000,000 Web users (rent per week).

Using our cloud-based load generators will give you the following technical benefits:
  • There is no need to configure anything on the load generators. And all started load generators are automatically combined to form a load-generating cluster.
  • Your load test is automatically transferred to the cloud and the measurement results from all load generators are automatically combined into one test result and transferred back to your local workstation.
  • If a load test uses any Input Files (data files), the files are automatically transmitted (replicated) to all members of the load-generating cluster. Optionally you can select if you wish to automatically divide an Input File among the cluster members. This can be useful, for example, if an Input File contains user accounts (usernames/passwords) but the web application does not allow duplicate logins.
Our cloud-based load generators are easy to use and are instantly available.
 
Our competitive prices start at USD 6 per hour for simulating 100 virtual cloud-based Web users. This service enables you to perform professional web load tests and web stress tests "from the Internet" on a pay-as-you-go basis.
 
How much does it cost?

Cloud-based load generators can be rented either per hour or per week.
Licensing Model Rent per Hour    Rent per Week
Availability Instantly. A credit card and a subscription to an Amazon product code is required. Within one business day. Purchase of a weekly license is required.
Proxy Sniffer Versions V4.6-*, 5.0-* V4.6-*, 5.0-*
Max. Number of VU 100..200,000 Web users 20,000 Web users
 
 
Weekly 20,000 VU Cloud License
Unlimited: up to 1,000,000 Web users
or even more
 

Weekly Unlimited Site and Cloud License
Max. Number of
Amazon Load Generators
20 20 unlimited ²
Licensing Costs ¹ Licensing Costs per Load Generator:
  • 5 VU: 1 USD per hour
    (recommended for testing our service).
    Amazon Product Code: 3EDE9187
  • 100 VU: 6 USD per hour
    Amazon Product Code: 849C0A8F
  • 200 VU: 12 USD per hour
    Amazon Product Code: 63C9287D
  • 500 VU: 24 USD per hour
    Amazon Product Code: E0E0E05B
  • 1,000 VU: 48 USD per hour
    Amazon Product Code: C09AAAB6
  • 2,000 VU: 95 USD per hour
    Amazon Product Code: 8B449969
  • 5,000 VU: 225 USD per hour
    Amazon Product Code: 69FDF271
  • 10,000 VU: 420 USD per hour
    Amazon Product Code: 8794F71C
Up to 20 cloud-based load generators can be started simultaneously which allows you to simulate up to 200,000 Web users. All started load generators are automatically combined to form a load-generating cluster.
Flat Rate: 1499 USD
for 7 days

 
Up to 20 Amazon load generators can be started simultaneously - each one capable to simulate 1,000 VU.
 
The load generators are automatically combined to form a cluster that allows you to simulate up to 20,000 virtual users.
 
Note: After purchase such a license you will have access to our registration menu where you can generate the weekly unlimited license by yourself - in the time you need it.
The 7 days' validity begins when you generate the license - not when you purchase it.
Flat Rate: 3999 USD
for 7 days

 
Unlimited number of Amazon load generators ²
+ unlimited number of local load generators.
 
Unlimited number of simulated users for all load generators.

 
Depending on your test scenario, up to 5,000 - 10,000 Web users can be simulated per load generator.
 
Technical limit: max. 400 load generators per cluster.
 
Note: After purchase such a license you will have access to our registration menu where you can generate the weekly unlimited license by yourself - in the time you need it.
The 7 days' validity begins when you generate the license - not when you purchase it.
Additional Amazon Costs
for cloud-based
load generators ¹
0.20 USD per GB of network traffic High-duty win64 EC2 instances (13 ECUs): USD 1.60 per hour for each load generator.

Plus 0.20 USD per GB of network traffic.
High-duty win64 EC2 instances (13 or 26 ECUs): USD 1.60 or USD 3.20 per hour for each load generator.

Plus 0.20 USD per GB of network traffic.
¹ The prices quoted do not include VAT. Note: prices and availability may change without notice. You will receive an e-mail from Amazon in case of price change.

² By default, the Amazon EC2 Service restricts the maximum number of simultaneously started load generators to 20, but you can request an increase to your Amazon EC2 instance limit.
 
How does it work?
I.First, prepare and verify your load test on your local workstation by using the Latest Installation Kit.
II.Create an Amazon AWS Account and register your Credit Card.
III.
Follow the Instructions in the Handbook Generating Load from the Cloud

For further information see also:
  • FAQs about running Exec Agents on Amazon EC2 Instances
  • License prices for local load generators and GUIs (Professional Edition)
 
  
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