Rendezvous Points

During a test run, you can instruct multiple Vusers to perform tasks simultaneously by using rendezvous points. A rendezvous point creates intense user load on the server, enabling you to measure server performance under load.

Suppose you want to measure the performance of an application when 10 Vusers perform a given task simultaneously. To make sure that multiple Vusers act simultaneously, you create a rendezvous point in the Vuser script. When Vusers arrive at a rendezvous point, they are held there by the Controller. The Controller releases the Vusers from the rendezvous either when the required number of Vusers arrives, or when a specified amount of time has passed.

For example, to test an online bank, you could create a test that contains two rendezvous points. The first rendezvous ensures that one thousand Vusers simultaneously deposit cash. The second rendezvous ensures that another thousand Vusers simultaneously withdraw cash. To measure how the server performs when only 500 Vusers deposit cash, you can set the release policy so that the Vusers are released when 500 Vusers arrive at the rendezvous.

You can configure rendezvous policies when defining the test workload. For task details, see How to Define a Performance Test Workload.

You can manually release Vusers waiting at a rendezvous point during a run. For task details, see How to Manage a Performance Test Run.