Amazon Web Services application: Performance testing using Loadrunner 12.02

We are going to do performance testing for an application which will be hosting on Amazon Web Services. The application will be used by around 350 people.
For end-to-end test of the whole application we can set up tests from the users' perspective without measuring the performance of any individual component.
Web service server needs to be performance tested at an integration level, and we are not able to do this bwcause we all are new for this.
We found JMeter to do the similar task. We are using LoadRunner 12.02 here and wanted to use with that.
So Please suggest how to perform the tets activities with Jmeter.
Thanks.

Comments

  • Testing of AWS based applications with LoadRunner happens all the time. One thing to be aware of is that you will want to run your load generators inside of AWS simply because you get charged for bits sent into/out of the cloud, but not for bits generated and consumed inside of the Amazon data center.
    You are running in a VM environment. Your load generators will be on VMs. Your application will be on VMs. This has implications for test repeatability related to environment initial conditions on shared resources arbitrated by the hypervisor of the VMs. This also applies to in-test conditions. In short, you cannot control what is going on with the other VMs that may hit an arbitrated resource. This will push your average, maximum and standard deviation higher. This is true for any test tool. You also have a clock float issue to content with as the load generator clock will float related to the physical clock. at times of clock synch with the underlying hardware you will have a clock jump ahead to the synch point. This will result in artificially longer timing records, which accounts for the other half of the longer overall timing records when combined with the uncontrolled initial and in-test conditions.

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