To select Waterfall View, click Waterfall (a) on the toolbar.
By default, Waterfall includes one panel (b) to displays a chart for a selected VU (c) and iteration (d).
On the chart, the vertical axle (e) displays requests, and the horizontal axle (f) displays the timeline.
Request bars depict with a green horizontal area (g) representing server time and a blue area (h) representing network time.
To display request details, mouse over its bar. It turns yellow (i) and tool-tip displays the request name and the following timing information:
All times are measured from the moment of issuing the first request in the page/transaction.
To access the content of this request, double-click it, and a session inspector will open in a new tab (j) (see Inspecting Sessions).
To evaluate the positioning of request/response events of page/transaction resources on the timeline, click the appropriate point in the graph panel, and a vertical and horizontal red line (k) crossing this point will appear.
Session errors and timeouts are also color-coded (l). Sessions with an error or timeout are displayed as an orange bar. The tool-tip displayed on mouseover displays its error or time out status (m).
To identify a specific request, look for its request URL or a session number (n).
To put the waterfall in the context of the load test, a key performance indicator snapshot (l) taken during the time of the waterfall is displayed on the bottom. It includes the following parameters start, End - waterfall beginning and ending timestamps on the test timeline.
To select a different VU / iteration, adjust information in the numeric text boxes (c) and (d). Sometimes, you may also need to click the Refresh button (m).
Note: To generate a waterfall chart, session content must be saved in storage accessible from the controller. This information is available in tests that ran from the controller without agents. In distributed tests , when SQL Server is used as storage, this information is also available on the controller. However, in distributed tests with SQL Server CE-based storage, the sessions initiated on the agents are stored on the agents. You still can create a waterfall chart on the controller, if Save sessions from agents property in Other Options -> Test Result Storage section is set to Yes (default) because this setting will force replicating necessary data from the agents to the controller.