How to Distribute Vusers Among Vuser Groups

This task describes how to distribute Vusers in a performance test among the Vuser groups. You distribute Vusers according to the Vuser distribution method you selected for the workload.

You can distribute the Vusers by number, by percentage (manually), or by percentage using the relative distribution method.

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Distribute Vusers by number

Note: This procedure assumes that you selected By number when you selected the workload for the test. For user interface details, see Workload Types Dialog Box.

  • Basic schedule: In the Performance Test Designer window, in the Groups grid, select a group, and in the Vusers column, enter the number of Vusers to allocate to that group.

  • Real-world schedule: You define the number of Vusers when you define the test schedule. For details, see How to Define a Schedule for the Performance Test.

For both run modes, the total number of the Vusers assigned to all the Vuser Groups is displayed in the Groups pane toolbar.

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Distribute Vusers by percentage

Note: This procedure assumes that you selected By percentage when you selected the workload for the test. For user interface details, see Workload Types Dialog Box.

  1. In the Performance Test Designer window, in the Groups grid, in the Vusers-100% column for each group, enter the percentage of the total number of Vusers to allocate to the group.

    Note: The total of all the groups' percentages must be exactly 100% for the test to be valid.

  2. Allocate a total number of Vusers to run in the test:

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Distribute Vusers by percentage using relative distribution

In the Performance Test Designer window, in the Groups grid, click the Relative Distribution button to define a ratio by which to distribute the Vusers from each group. For user interface details, see Relative Distribution in Performance Test Designer > Groups & Workload.

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