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load test options question

alibaba82
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load test options question

Hello,
Can you provide some more details about 'close connections' options in the loadtest options setting.

What are the implications of having it on/off. When should I consider it having on/off. How will TPS be affected, should it go higher/lower.

Thanks

Ali
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omatzura
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Re: load test options question

Hi!

The close-connections option will close the socket connection to the target service after each request, which could be a more realistic simulation of different clients connecting to the service instead of only a limited number that are reusing existing connections (via the HTTP 1.1 keep-alive mechanism). Since connections are not reused, this will increase load on both the server and soapUI; both need to create new sockets/connections instead of reusing existing ones..

So if your target service usually handles requests from mostly unique clients, then you could select this option to give a more realistic simulation, but if you service is mostly handling requests from the same clients (which uss HTTP 1.1/keep-alives), then you don't need to select this option..

Hope this explains a bit!

regards,

/Ole
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