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.


    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. When all 300 users simultaneously browse the pages of your Web application, determine which hardware gives a better response time.

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