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Archive for September, 2011

Installing & Patching LoadRunner v11 (ALM) from scratch on Win7 64bit

Posted by Kim on Thursday, September 29, 2011

Today I did this exercise with the Official HP LoadRunner v11 package.

And as was to be expected it wasn’t a simple click-click-go thing 🙂

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More about the online-ticket system …

Posted by Kim on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It’s now been two weeks, and the on-line ticket sales system is still not working as it should. All the sales kiosks in the whole country are now closed until further notice and the system is still slow, and has serious defects.

During these two weeks there has been some more information released to the public, both from the vendor (Accenture), the customer (VR) and the hosting company Tieto.

Among the more interesting ones:

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A real story about an online-ticket system failing under load …

Posted by Kim on Thursday, September 15, 2011

When I read the news today, I just had to share this with the Blog – This is such a good example of when things don’t go as planned.

Today there’s been big news-flashes on several Finnish news sites about the local train monopoly firm and their new web-based ticket sales system crashing under a heavy load. They had introduced a new online ticket sales system, and where literally overrun. The official comment from the company was (translated) “we where surprised to see such traffic amounts”.

Two of the articles: here, and here

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