Applies to ReadyAPI 3.4, last modified on October 21, 2020

Use this load testing strategy to make sure both your server and test work fine.

This is a load test you run to prepare for later load testing. Unlike the Baseline test, you do not intend to hit the service-level agreement (SLA), just make sure that there are no errors.

After confirming that everything works fine, you create other load tests.

Test Parameters

To create smoke tests, we recommend using the Smoke load test template. By default, it will create a test with the following parameters:

Parameter Value
Duration 30 minutes
Load type VUs
Simulated load Five virtual users
Wait time One second
Warmup time 10 seconds
Assertions Failures – Total
Created monitors None
Created statistics Time taken – Average
Failures – Per second
Running VUs
If the assertion fails, the load test stops.

Here is what your test results may look like:

API load testing with ReadyAPI: Sample smoke test

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Tip: Tests can fail for a variety of reasons. Some functional tests that work fine will fail when run as load tests. For more information about test steps that may cause errors, see Preparing Functional Test Cases for Load Test.

See Also

Fixed Profile
Baseline Testing
ReadyAPI Performance Licenses

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