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In-Script simulation of a load-balancer with LoadRunner

Posted by Kim on Thursday, September 18, 2008

When testing enterprise grade web-based solutions there is often a company-wide LoadBalancer present that is a black-box from the testers point of view. Bypassing the LoadBalancer during testing is usually very important to be able to determine one servers limits or capacity.

There are however situations where the LB’s need to be simulated in a controlled way, and having the load share known and controlled during testing. To achieve this there is a simple trick that can be used in LoadRunner scripts. Read the rest of this entry »

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