Stress Test API - Ramp up settings and execution issues
I created a Stress Test in LoadUI pro (ReadyAPI 3.3.1) for a test case which has a DataSource and 7 API methods. the datasource is an excel sheet with 70 inputs for the 7 methods.
We are licenced to max 100 VU (part of our ReadyAPI suite) and I want to stress test from 1 - 100 VU where possible.
How can I set the "Base VU" and the interval to increment by 5 VU's?
I have included image of setup below in ReadyAPI.
When I run this test it appears in our New Relic tool that we are only Load testing. do we need to extend our licences to fully stress test? How can I ensure the setup is correct that it:
- Base VU is 1
- increments by 5 VU
- increments every 10 mins by this 5 VU
Thank you Alex!
If you add to your test more concurrent virtual users than your license supports, LoadUI puts the “extra” virtual users in a queue and simulates them only if the license allows. If you experience this behavior, consider upgrading your license to another one that supports a greater number of simultaneous virtual users.
And, this article might be of interest as well, it speaks of Stress Testing:
Creating stress tests usually requires more virtual users than it is available for the Base (Free) LoadUI license. So, you need a LoadUI Pro license.