Select Controller Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to select a Controller for a performance testing timeslot.

To access
  1. On the ALM sidebar, under Testing, select Timeslots.

  2. On the toolbar, click New Timeslot .

  3. In the upper left corner of the dialog box, select Run > Performance Test.
  4. In the Requested Hosts grid, click the Controller's Properties column, and click the gray box that appears.

Important information

If you select a Controller host that has multiple purposes (C+LG+DP), it is recommended to dedicate the host for Controller functionality, and not to select it for other functionality as well, to avoid performance issues during runtime.

This dialog box is available for performance testing timeslots only.

Relevant tasks

Reserve timeslots for running tests

See also

Timeslot reservations overview

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Elements


Refresh All. Refreshes the grid so that it displays the most up-to-date list of Controller hosts based on the filters you have selected.

Select Columns. Opens the Select Columns dialog box, enabling you to determine which fields to display in the grid and their order. For details, see Arrange columns.

Filter/Sort. Enables you to filter and sort the Controller hosts in the grid. Any currently applied filters or sorting orders are displayed below the toolbar. For details about filtering options, see the Filter dialog box.

<Host grid>

Lists all the specific Controller hosts.

Note: Enabled when Specific is selected.

Select a Controller for the timeslot
  • Automatch. Enables the system to allocate an available Controller for the timeslot.

  • Specific. Enables you to select a specific Controller for the timeslot.

Reserve as C + LG

Allows the selected host to serve both as a Controller and as a load generator.

Note: This option is not recommended. The Controller host should be dedicated for Controller functionality, and it is recommended not to run Vusers on this host.