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Load PatternLoad pattern defines the dynamics of virtual users (VU)
throughout the test.

See Also:
Load Pattern
Custom Load

Enter the number of VUs and the duration
for each interval, you wish to have.

If you have a large number of intervals,
you can copy and paste a VUs / Duration
table from Excel.


See Also:
Custom Load


Load Pattern Properties

PropertyDescription
Load Pattern

Select "Steady Load" to keep a steady number of VUs. Select "Step Load" to ramp-up the number of VUs on every step. Select "Peak Load" to emulate periodic load peak periods. Select "Custom Load" to mimic any load pattern designed to your needs. Select "Goal-Oriented Load" to ramp-up VUs unit the configurable performance goal reached.

Number of VUThe constant number of VUs emulated throughout the test
Start VUThe initial number of VUs at the beginning of the test
Step VU IncreaseThe number of VUs added on every step
Step Duration (s)The time interval between increasing VU count
Max VUMaximum VU count - Note: Test can complete before reaching "Max VU" if the Test Duration is not long enough.
Increase over time (s)The amount of time taken at the beginning of each step to gradually add VUs. For instant increase, use zero.
Minimum Load (VUs)The number of users during off-peak load periods
Minimum Load Duration (s)The duration of the off-peak periods
Maximum Load (VUs)The number of users during peak load periods
Maximum Load Duration (s)The length of the peak periods
Wait for peak users to complete iteration?Select Yes to extend peak intervals until completion of all iterations started by peak users. Select No to abandon peak user iterations when the time allocated for peak intervals elapsed.
Maximum VusThe maximum number of users
Custom Load PatternA custom load pattern string that defines load intervals separated by ";". Each interval has a format {number of VUs}:{duration (s)}. Example: 100:90;150:60 means start with 100VUs for 90 seconds, then continue with 150VUs for 60 seconds.
Wait until VUs complete iteration?After some load intervals, some VUs are stopped. Select Yes to extend such intervals until such VUs complete iterations. Select No to stop the VUs when the time allocated for the intervals elapsed.
Performance goal typeCriteria for reaching the performance goal. Select "Requests per second" when a specified hit rate is reached. Select "Transaction time" when a specified transaction response time is reached.
Request-per-second goalThe request per second rate to satisfy the performance goal.
Transaction time goal (s)The response time of the specified transaction to satisfy the performance goal.
Transaction to monitorThe monitored transaction to satisfy the performance goal.
Sample countThe number of consecutive data points to the average for comparing with the performance goal.
Initial VUsThe initial lowest number of VUs at the beginning of the test.
Ramp-up VUs stepThe number of VUs added on steps of analyzing the performance goal.
Max VUsIf the performance goal is not reached, with this number of VUs, no further VU ramp-up will occur.
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