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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Using Jmeter simulate users based on trace file or following some distribution function
Date Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:29:20 GMT
On 31 July 2012 21:08, lichen970 <> wrote:
> Hi, friends,
> I am just new to Jmeter. We want to generate requests either from a trace
> files, or based on some distributions/patterns.Things I am considering but
> not sure is, to write scripts to invoke Jmeter in non-gui mode and aggregate
> the results. But I do not think this approach is efficient.

Why would it not be efficient?

> Actually, we use Jmeter not for testing, but for simulation. We need the
> traffic to feed our server to testing some kind of energy optimization
> policy. Specifically, we need to (1). simulate a group of users, but each of
> them has a different request frequency; (2) the total requests in the
> system-scope should follow certain pattern, say normal distribution( or,
> follow a trace file). The two may not necessarily be achieved in same test
> run.
> Any ideas or suggestions?

You don't say what the trace files contain, nor what server type you
are testing.
JMeter supports lots of different protocols.

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