Unable to Run Your Test, Because It Has N Virtual Users on the Station

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

LoadComplete shows this message to inform you that you have specified too many virtual users to simulate on the mentioned station (the Master station is the station where LoadComplete is running). The number of simulated virtual users on that station cannot exceed the number specified in the message.

During the test run, LoadComplete does not just “ping” a web site, it simulates realistic user activity on the site. Simulating the behavior of a real user requires CPU, memory and other resources and potentially can lead to system overload and invalid results. That is why LoadComplete limits the number of virtual uses that can be simulated on a station: each station (the Master station or a remote station) can simulate no more than 2000 virtual users.

Note: If you simulate traffic on Amazon cloud computers, you can assign any number of virtual users to the cloud computers in your load tests. LoadComplete will launch the needed number of instances and distribute the virtual users among them automatically.

The maximum number of virtual users that can be simulated on a single cloud computer is specified by the Max VU number property you set in the Amazon Image editor and cannot exceed 2000.

To solve the problem, open your load test and decrease the number of virtual users that will “work” on the station mentioned in the message. You can share the load among several stations: physical PCs, virtual machines or cloud computers. For more information on this, see the following topics:

See Also

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