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From Stefan Magnus Landrø <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] http testing question
Date Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:19:23 GMT
I highly recommend Gatling for load testing. It features non blocking io and can easily drive
50.000 connections from one machine. 

Nice DSL too. 


Sendt fra min iPhone

> Den 17. nov. 2014 kl. 22.29 skrev Rose, John B <>:
> | Maybe the question is what combination of load testing and functional testing do you
> I would like to test the values/settings we have had on our Apache 2.2 webserver with
as close as 
> possible to the equivalent settings in our new Apache 2.4 server.
> We would like to experiment with each value and run a test for each value change we make
and see the im
> pact on the response perfromance and load on the server resources, RAM, CPU, Network
capacity, various
> states shown in server-status. Over the years things have been put in place just to get
it running or q
> uickly fixed. We want to thoroughly vette our web server configuration settings with
this opportunity.
> We would like to take the historical log of accesses to the current production 2.2 server
and run 
> those against our 2.4 server. Experiement with existing directives and their values.
Try other 
> directives that look potentially useful we havent tried before. See how they help or
> performance.
> We want to take each of the new features of 2.4 and one by one try them and test each
one with 
> various values.
> We want to stress test the server to see the maximum load it can take from a RAM perspective,
> then a CPU perspective, and still have acceptable perfromance. Find the tipping point
> simultaneous connectivity that begins to render the server unusable and the approx number
> connections when that is likely occur.
> We want to know from the server perspective that we have everything as optimally tuned
> for performance and capacity as we can possibly get it. Up to the point where only the

> developers web site development techniques would be the only thing that could slow it
> And we are open to any suggestions from you experts.
> From: Jeff Trawick <>
> Reply-To: "" <>
> Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 7:08 AM
> To: "" <>
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] http testing question
>> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 2:37 PM, Rose, John B <> wrote:
>> Any pro/con views, personal experience, insights on these tools, or any not listed
here you think are good?
>> Ab - Apache
>> jmeter
>> Webpagetest
>> Httperf
>> Apache Flood
>> We have tried ab, webpagetest, and jmeter a bit but still learning. 
>> Thanks
> What aspects do you plan to test?  
> Most, maybe all, can create arbitrary load on your server, at least when you use multiple
> Most, maybe all, can check the HTTP response code.
> Some can perform detailed checks of response content.
> Some can use the response from one request to drive subsequent requests, such as when
simulating login or more complex user flows.
> Maybe the question is what combination of load testing and functional testing do you
> -- 
> Born in Roswell... married an alien...

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