You can install agents to remote computers from your Benchmark Factory console. You must be able to connect to the remote machine.
To install remote agents from the console
Enter the connection information for the remote machine. Review the following for additional information:
|IP Address / Name
|Enter the IP address or name of the remote machine.
Enter the user name to use to connect.
Note: Only accounts in the Administrators group on the remote machine can install or launch remote Agents. If in a domain, connect using a domain account in the Administrators group.
Enter the password to use to connect.
|Use Windows session credentials
Select to use Windows credentials.
|# of Agents
|Specify the number of agents to deploy on this machine.
In the Installer field, browse to and select the Benchmark Factory installer.
Note: The Installer can be located on your local machine or on the remote machine.
Click OK. The installer installs the agent component on the remote machine.
Note: If the agent fails to install, you may need to configure the firewall or attempt one of the troubleshooting techniques. See Configure Firewall for Remote Agent Install/Start-Up.
In order to install remote agents and allow communication with remote agents after installation, you may need to configure the firewall on the console machine and on each agent machine. See Configure Firewall for Remote Agent Install/Start-Up to learn more.
If you configure the firewall and then encounter an error when attempting to install a remote agent, find some troubleshooting techniques here: Troubleshooting.
You can install agents on multiple agent machines in order to run tests using multiple agents. To configure Benchmark Factory with multiple agents you must:
For best results, install remote agents through your Benchmark Factory console. You can install remote agents from the Settings dialog (Edit | Settings | Agent) or from the Agent page of the New/Edit Job Wizard. See Install Remote Agents for more information.
You can also install agents manually on the agent machine. If you do, you must configure the agent on the agent machine (see below). Then, in your local Benchmark Factory, you must set up the agent to register it with the console. See Agent Settings for more information.
If you set up an agent machine by installing Benchmark Factory manually, you must configure the agent on the agent machine.
Each Benchmark Factory Agent must be configured with the address of the Benchmark Factory Console. Each Agent sends load testing results back to the Benchmark Factory Console.
If you use only the agent installed locally on the console machine, make sure your local agent is configured with the IP address (name) of your local machine.
To configure Benchmark Factory Agents
In Machine Name/IP field, enter the address of the Benchmark Factory console machine. In the Console Port field, enter the port for the Benchmark Factory console.
To run a job using multiple agent machines, after the agents are installed and configured, you must set up (or add) each remote agent to the Benchmark Factory console.
To run a job with multiple agents
Note: When you run a job using one or more local agents, if Agent utilization of resources on the local machine is too high, errors could occur.
When you run multiple Agents for load testing, you can view the Agents results as they run from the Benchmark Factory Console.
To view the Agents from the Benchmark Factory Console
The Test Status tab displays information about the test you are currently running.
The Virtual Users tab provides the raw data from each virtual user. A tabular format shows each virtual user with its measurements.
To adjust or customize Virtual Users columns