Microsoft Azure agents can be created automatically inside StresStimulus. All you need is an active Azure account to get started.

Microsoft Azure Agent Wizard

To create a new Microsoft Azure instance in the main menu, go to Tools -> Cloud Load Agent Manager... You can also navigate through Load Agents -> Create Cloud Load Agent. The Cloud Load Agent Manager dialog will appear. Click the Create Azure Instance button to bring up the Create Azure Load Agent Wizard.

 Note: StresStimulus creates On-Demand Windows instances. These instances are provided by Microsoft Azure at pricing described here. While StresStimulus attempts to terminate instances that are no longer needed, users are responsible for confirming the instance was terminated by Azure. StresStimulus is not liable for any Azure charges.

Azure Credentials

To create Microsoft Azure Load Agents, you will need to have an active Azure account with a configured service principal user. Then enter your Client ID, Secret, Tenant, and subscription id in the text boxes and click Next. For more on finding your credentials, key click here.

Region Selection

Next, select the region in which to create your instance. A list of available regions is located here

Select the operating system

Select the operating system the instance will run on. You can choose Windows or Linux. Windows will have more UI options. Linux will be more cost-effective and require fewer resources.

Instance Type

Next, select the type of instance you wish to create. The instance type determines the performance of the instance, which includes the number of CPUs and memory size. For a list of available instance types, click here. To filter the grid by a type, enter its name in the textbox (a).

Agent Name

If you wish to create an agent from this instance for your current test, add an agent name in this step. Otherwise, skip it.

Click Next to get to the confirmation screen.

Finally, click Next to create the instance.

Cloud Load Agent Manager

Continue with the wizard until a new instance is created. The newly created instance appears in the manager. It is initially in an initializing state but will change to running state after some time. At this point, you can click Add the Cloud instance as Agent to add this instance as an agent to the current test (if not already assigned).

The status phases which each instance goes through are detailed below.


Instance request pending

Preparing instance

Instance complete and ready to assign as Agent

Agent created

Instance terminated

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