Define the Load Test Objectives

This task describes how to define the load test objectives as part of the load test planning process.

  1. Decide on general objectives.

    For a list of suggested testing objectives, see Load Testing Objectives.

  2. State the objectives in measurable terms.

    This helps you identify and focus on specific goals. To provide a baseline for evaluation, determine exactly what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable test results.

    Example:  

    General Objective. Product Evaluation: choose hardware for the Web server.

    Focused Objective. Product Evaluation: run the same group of 300 virtual users on two different servers, HPE and NEC. When all 300 users simultaneously browse the pages of your Web application, determine which hardware gives a better response time.

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