Applies to ReadyAPI 2.8, last modified on August 16, 2019

The Ramp Sequence profile repeats the gradual increase and decrease in the number of virtual users (VUs load type) or the number of arriving virtual users (Rate load type) several times during the load test. The main purpose is to perform peak testing of your servers with “breathing” periods in between.

API load testing with ReadyAPI: Ramp sequence profile

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Depeneding on a load type, the Ramp Sequence profile has different options. See the table below to learn more:

Load Type Option Description
VUs Base VUs The number of users from which the test starts.
Peak VUs The maximum number of users during the test.
Ramp duration The duration of the increases and decreases in the number of users.
Peak duration The duration of the maximum number of users working with the server.
Wait time The time to wait before restarting a virtual user.
Rate Base arriving users The number of users starting the test per unit of time from which the test starts.
Peak arriving users The maximum number of users starting the test per unit of time during the test.
Ramp duration The duration of the increases and decreases in the number of users.
Peak duration The duration of the maximum number of users working with the server.

Requirements

To use this load profile, you need a LoadUI Pro license. If you do not have it, you can request it on our web site or start a trial.

See Also

Fixed Profile
Random Profile
Burst Profile
Ramp Up Profile
Variance Profile
Custom Profile

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