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AWS EC2 agents AWS agents can be created automatically inside StresStimulus. All you need is an active AWS account to get started.


AWS Agent Wizard

To create a new AWS EC2 instance AWS instance in the main menu go to Tools -> Cloud Load Agent Manager... You can also navigate through Load Agents -> Create Cloud Load Agent. The AWS EC2 Manager AWS Manager dialog will appear. Click the Create AWS Instance button to bring up the AWS Load Agent Wizard.


 Note: StresStimulus creates On-Demand Windows EC2 instancesAWS instances. These instances are provided by AWS at a pricing structure that is described here. While StresStimulus attempts to terminate instances that are no longer needed, users are responsible for confirming the instance was terminated by AWS. StresStimulus is not liable for any AWS charges.

AWS Credentials

To create AWS EC2 Agents, you will need to have an active AWS account with a configured IAM user. Then enter your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key in the text boxes and click Next. For more on finding your access key id and secret access, key click here.


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).