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Scheduling Load Testing Sessions

Posted by Chris Frisch on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 @ 06:42 PM

When you depend on your managed file transfer server for smooth business operations, it is important to know the limitations of your system.  As an administrator, it is ideal to find out your server limitations before your users do.   This is the reason JSCAPE has developed a tool for administrators to find out where those limitations lie.  JSCAPE Load Tester is a great tool for administrators, and it has just become more powerful with the release of JSCAPE Load Tester 2.0.

JSCAPE has improved the load tester in JSCAPE Load Tester 2.0 to offer administrators the greater flexibility and control they need with the added ability to schedule load tests on a platform independent application.

 

JSCAPE Load Tester 2.0 now incorporates a Scheduler feature.  

ftp load tester

 

This feature adds an extra measure of flexibility and automation for administrators because now you do not have to manually initiate each test.  If you want to initiate load tests during off peak hours you can now schedule these tests for specific times of day, on specific days of the month, in specific months and specific days of the week.

When you enable the Scheduler feature of JSCAPE Load Tester 2.0 you get five options for configuring the time conditions of the Scheduler.

 

schedule ftp load test

Minute - The minute of the hour.

Hour - The hour of the day.

Day of Month - The day of the month.

Month - The month of the year.

Day of Week - The day of the week where the 1st day of the week is Sunday.

 

Examples:

If you want to schedule your load tests to initiate every day at 5:00 AM your settings would look like this.

schedule ftp load test

 

If you wanted to initiate your load tests every Sunday afternoon at 3:30 PM your setting would look like this.  (Remember that the Day of Week parameter begins on Sunday)

scheduled ftp load test

 

If you want to initiate your load tests on the first day of each and every month at 1:00 AM your settings would look like this.

schedule ftp load test

 

With the release of JSCAPE Load Tester 2.0 you still have all of the powerful reporting tools as before.  With the new Scheduler feature you can now schedule your tests one at a time or schedule them to be reoccurring.  You can schedule multiple tests to run over several hours at a time over several days, weeks or even months.  JSCAPE Load Tester 2.0 puts more flexibility and control in the hands of administrators, making your job that much easier.

For more information about JSCAPE Load Tester this article should help you get started.

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