In LoadComplete, you can monitor various parameters that show how your tested web server performs during the test run. For instance, you can create and run a load test and then obtain the values of server parameters such as CPU and memory usage, disk time and many other parameters measured during the test run. We call such monitored metrics counters.
In this tutorial, we will monitor the %CPU, Memory and Requests/Sec metrics of your current computer (on which LoadComplete is running) while working with a sample web application installed on your computer.
We will show how to configure the project to get the needed counters and how to analyze the gathered data to estimate the load test efficiency.
We will show how to work with performance counters by using the sample Web Orders application. This application is shipped with LoadComplete and installed automatically when you install LoadComplete.
The application requires the following software be installed on your computer:
One of the supported operating systems.
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or later.
.NET Framework with ASP.NET packages version 3.5 or later.
To make sure the application is installed and functions properly, enter http://localhost/LoadComplete in the address bar of your browser and press Enter.