Define the Load Test Objectives
This task describes how to define the load test objectives as part of the load test planning process.
Decide on general objectives.
For a list of suggested testing objectives, see Load Testing Objectives.
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.