Sizing a Web server farm with NeoLoad

Identifying Web application scalability issues and sizing up hardware requirements with an easy to use Web load tester

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11. Setting up the ramped load for a 1,000-user test.

Setting up the ramped load for a 1,000-user test.
12. Setting up monitors for the Web application servers and MySQL database.
Setting up monitors for the Web application servers and MySQL database.
13. Runtime overview of a test terminated after 175 users were reached.
Runtime overview of a test terminated after 175 users were reached.
14. Individual runtime monitors for a test terminated after 175 users.
Individual runtime monitors for a test terminated after 175 users.
15. Maximum duration of the login page event for two server-threading settings. The solid line is much better than the dashed line.
Maximum duration of the login page event for two server-threading settings.

16. A capsule comparison graph for the two server-threading settings. The base case (dashed lines) appeared to exhibit thread starvation; the 32-thread case scaled much better.

A capsule comparison graph for the two server-threading settings.
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