The following steps provide an overview of how Benchmark Factory components interact during the load testing process.
The Benchmark Factory console implements the database workload testing process. This interface is where:
The Benchmark Factory Console contains the following views:
Benchmark Factory Agents reside on each physical client machine and spawn multiple virtual-user sessions. Each Agent generates an information screen with tabs that contain a variety of Agent information. Benchmark Factory can control hundreds of Agent machines.
Each Agent can simulate up to 1500 virtual users, depending upon hardware and test configuration. Virtual users simulate the load against the system-under-test. Each virtual user is a separate thread, acting independently of the other virtual users, with its own connection to the system-under-test. Each virtual user tracks its own statistics that includes transaction times and the number of times a transaction executes.
The Agents view or pane in the main Benchmark Factory window displays the status of the agents currently running.
To open the Benchmark Factory Agent dialog, go to Program Files\Quest Software\Benchmark Factory <version>\bin and double-click Agent.exe.
The Benchmark Factory Agent dialog provides the follow tabs: