I have an application I've built that has load balancing built into it. I'm looking for a tool that I can use to simulate load against the application to watch the load balancing as it works. I downloaded WAPT, which is a really nice tool, but what it does is grab the HTTP requests made during the recording of browser actions. So, when I run it during the recording, the request gets sent to a specific server, as it should. The problem is that server is now statically defined in the script and when the script is run, ALL requests go directly to that machine instead of being load balanced.
Has anyone run into this before? Any suggestions on a tool I can use to simulate mouse clicks, instead of simply simulating HTTP requests?
Why not treat your recorded request as a template and substitute various values in it to be run by separate Threads.
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There's a level of logic that determines the URL of a link on the screen. That URL changes for every request based on server load on the various machines in the background. What I'm really trying to test is the logic that determines that URL. All of the load testing packages I've found just don't do that. They simply record HTTP requests and replay them. In my case, it's not doable.
I ended up writing an app that simulates all of this in code. It's working great and the application is distributing the load as I'd expected it would. I appreciate the replies.
subject: Load and stress testing a Java application