NOTE – if you should encounter issues along the way, please reach out to us for assistance at +1 833-288-6624 (+1 833-AUTOMAI) or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are committed to helping you have a positive trial experience.
7. Double-click the AppLoader shortcut on the desktop to launch the AppLoader Controller in your default browser.
8. Log in to AppLoader (User Name: admin / Password: admin).
9. Once you login, you will see that the Injector has registered itself with the AppLoader Controller.
NOTE - if the Injector does not appear on the “Manage Injectors” page, run Start Injector [Start> All Programs> Injector> Start Injector].
rUsers are the robots that execute the scripts. They simulate real user actions – giving the most realistic test possible.
10. Click Define rUsers.
11. Select Mode:
a. If you have domain user accounts:
i. For Mode, select From CSV File from the drop-down.
ii. Browse to the CSV file that contains the user information (this is the prerequisite file that contains the username, password, and domain info for each user).
b. If you are using local accounts:
i. For Mode, select Incremental.
ii. You can leave the Start Index, User Name, and Password set as the default values, or you can change them as desired. Local user accounts will be created using this information. For example, if you leave the default values, the users will be rUser1, rUser2, rUser3, etc. They will all have the same password.
12. Click Submit.
13. Click Start rUsers. The Start rUsers window opens.
14. Enter “5” for Number of Users, enter “30” for Launch Delay, and then click Submit. Once you start the rUsers, rUserManager will automatically start.
15. Click Manage Tests.
16. Click Create New Test Plan.
17. Fill out the form as follows:
a. Name: enter a name for your test plan
b. Steady State Time: 5
c. Enforce SST: Yes
d. Injector: Click the “Click to select from Injector list” and select your injector.
e. Scenario: Click the “Click to select from Scenario list” and select your script.
f. rUsers: 5
18. Click Save. A Success window appears.
19. Click No. The Run Load Test window appears.
20. Click Yes. The Specify Load Test Name appears.
21. Click Submit. The Success window appears.
22. Click OK. AppLoader shifts to the “Real Time” page automatically after submitting the test.
The Real Time page provides a graphical view of the test in progress, from the Controller perspective.
See your rUsers' status as they progress through connected, waiting, playing, and completed stages. Click status icons to drill down rUser by rUser for up-to-the-minute performance results, including where they are in their current scenario and screenshots of any errors they have encountered.
While a test is running, you can view the execution process through rUserManager. Maximize rUserManager to see each rUser session executing scenarios in real time.
WARNING - while it is OK to minimize the rUserManager window, do NOT close it. Doing so will shut down the rUser sessions and stop further execution of the test run.
After a load test has completed, you can analyze the final results from the Test Analysis page. An important part of the load testing process is viewing and studying the results of a test. Get response time graphs and reports, and export complete test data and graphs into an Excel format. See the timing of your transactions, scenarios, and how your rUsers performed.
By now you should have executed a test in your environment against your application. Hopefully you have the confidence to go forth and run more tests with many more users! However, before you start there are a few things you need to consider.
First – if this is a trial version, it only allows for a 5 user test. To continue using the software and ramp up the user count, you’ll need a license for the software and more users. Contact sales at +1 833-288-6624 (+1 833-AUTOMAI) or email@example.com to discuss your needs.
NOTE – if your trial period expired before you had a chance to create and execute a run, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an extension.
Second – Before ramping up the users, you need to make sure your server can handle the load. Your Injector might only handle 50 users. The number of concurrent rUsers that an Injector can handle will depend largely on the resources that are available (CPU and memory), and what each client of the application under test requires.
If you don’t have hardware in house to support a large number of users, don’t worry. Automai offers turn key cloud solutions to handle your load and performance testing needs.
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