Virtual Users Table

Applies to LoadComplete 4.97, last modified on May 20, 2019

About the Virtual Users Table

The Load Test editor contains a table describing the virtual users to simulate. The table’s columns specify various virtual user characteristics. Each row in the list corresponds to one virtual user or to a group of virtual users with the same properties.


Column Description
User Name The name of a virtual user or a group of virtual users.

The name identifies test results for a user in the test log. If there is a group of virtual users, the user name in test results will include the user’s index in the group.

For example, for a group of 3 virtual users, the test log will contain results for the User #00001, User #00002, and User #00002 virtual users.

User Count The number of virtual users. LoadComplete will simulate each of those users with the settings specified in the current row.
  • For the Master workstation and for remote workstations, the number of virtual users cannot be greater than 2000.

  • For Amazon Image items, you can set any number of virtual users.

    Note: The maximum number of concurrent virtual users that LoadComplete can simulate on each cloud instance launched from an Amazon Image item is specified by the item's Max VU number property. The default value is 400. The maximum number is 2000. You specify the value in the Amazon Image editor when setting up the Amazon Image item.

    If the needed number of virtual users is greater than the Max VU number property value, LoadComplete will launch additional cloud instances.

When creating a load test, make sure that the total number of virtual users does not exceed the maximum number of virtual users allowed by your license. Otherwise, the test will not start.
Scenario The scenario the virtual user(s) will simulate. Select a scenario that belongs to the Scenarios collection of your project.
Workstation The workstation where LoadComplete will simulate the users. You can select the Master station (the computer on which the test will run), remote workstations added to the Stations collection, or Amazon Images added to the Cloud collection in your project. For LoadComplete to simulate virtual users on a remote or cloud computer, the LoadComplete Remote Agent utility must be running on that computer.
Browser Specifies the browser or web client application on which virtual user(s) will “work”. You can select one of the browsers from the drop-down list.

LoadComplete will automatically update the User-Agent field in the header of all the requests sent by this virtual user (or virtual users) to indicate that the user employs the selected web browser to simulate recorded requests.

You can customize the browser list in the Browsers Options dialog.

Start Delay By default, a load test starts simulating virtual users immediately.

The Start Delay value sets the period (in milliseconds) during which the load test will not simulate the virtual user or a group of virtual users.

Local IP(s) Specifies the IP address, from which LoadComplete will simulate virtual users. To enter several addresses, separate them with semicolons.

For information on how to simulate virtual users from multiple IP addresses and on how to configure your network adapters, see Load Testing in Load-Balanced Environments.

Connection Speed Specifies the virtual user’s connection speed, kilobytes per second. LoadComplete uses this value to simulate the bandwidth of the download stream. The bandwidth of the upload stream is not simulated.

By default, the column specifies the maximum possible speed.

Error Limit The number of errors, on which LoadComplete will stop the virtual user simulation. The default value is 0, which means that LoadComplete will not stop the virtual user on errors.

Editing Data

You modify values in the table by using in-place editors. Click the needed cell to activate the edit mode.

To confirm changes and close the in-place editor, press Enter. Press Esc to cancel the changes.

Customizing Columns

You can adjust the layout and the size of the table’s columns as your needs dictate (see Arranging Columns, Lines and Panels).

See Also

About Load Test Editor
Defining Workload Profile
Setting The Overall Test Duration

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