Create a Simple Data Collector to Integrate Data into Load Test Analyzer (Tables View)

With a custom data collector, you can collect various diagnostic performance information from your Web applications. In my previous post, I have highlighted the key points of integrating custom collector data into Load Test Analyzer. The purpose of this post is to go through the procedure by using a simple collector. One of the questions…

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Web Test Recorder Plug-in: Extract Session ID from URI Path

ASP.NET session state enables the Web applications to store and retrieve values for a user as the user navigates ASP.NET pages. By default, ASP.NET session state is enabled for all ASP.NET applications. Each Web session is identified by a unique identifier, i.e. SessionID. By default, SessionID value is stored in a cookie. However, the application…

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Load Test Plug-in – Simulate Repeated Peak Load Modeling

In my previous posts, I have shown how to simulate repeated custom user load pattern groups. Here is another plug-in sample to simulate the PeakLoad modeling, i.e. VallyLoad-StepUp-PeakLoad-StepDown. In this plug-in, all the configurations can be passed in through the Load Test Plug-in properties. As shown in the below screenshot, it simulates a peak load…

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How to Enable VSTS Logging?

Normally, when a test fails to execute or is aborted, a brief error message will be displayed in the Test Result Window. For a Web test that completes with error(s), detailed information can be found in the Web Test Playback window. For a load test completes with error(s), the errors are written to the Errors…

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Add Excel 2007 Spreadsheet as a Data Source

Step1. Create Excel 2007 spreadsheet 1)     Create a blank workbook 2)     Populate the cells. The first row of the cell block should be the column headers. 3)     Highlight the entire cell block including the column headers. 4)     On the Formula menu, click on Define Name. 5)     Specify the name and the scope. 6)      When you…

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Load Test Plug-in – Simulate Multiple and Repeated User Load Patterns (Step 2-1)

With the Load Test Editor, you can configure one load test profile for a given scenario. However, in the real-world testing, you may want to observe the performance of your applications / system under tests under different load patterns. And this can be achieved by writing custom load profile management classes and a load test…

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Orcas Feature: Expected HTTP Status Code

Expected HTTP Status Code is a new Web test request property that specifies the numeric HTTP status code that indicates success for the request. The value can be set on top level requests and explicitly added dependent requests. The primary purpose of the property is to ignore certain failures on dependent requests. By default, the…

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VSTS 2010 Feature: View Recording Log in Web Test Playback Window

In VSTS2010, when a user records a Web test using Web Test Recorder, the recorded session result, including those for the dependant and redirected requests, is saved and can be loaded into the Web Test Result window later. So if the playback fails, for example, due to correlation (dynamic parameter detection) issues, a user can…

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Integrate Data Collector Data into Load Test Analyzer (Tables View)

With Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, you can write a custom Data Collector to collect diagnostic data on Agents or machines that are part of System Under Test. The data collected can be files, high-level summary statistics, or server activity logs from the database on a Web server. These data can be integrated into the…

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VSTS 2010 Feature: Silent Installation of Controller and Agent

In VSTS 2010, silent installation has been added to Controller and Agent setup. Installation Run setup.exe /full /q from command line. Controller/Agent Configurations The configuration can be done through UI or command line tools. To configure through UI, go to Start->Programs->Microsoft Visual Studio 2010-> Microsoft Visual Studio Test Controller 2010 Configuration Tool for controller configuration;…

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