How to Manage Vusers During a Test Run

The following steps describe runtime options for managing the behavior of Vusers during a performance test run.

Note: This task is part of a higher level task. For details, see How to Manage a Performance Test Run.

  1. View details of individual Vusers

    You can view status details of individual Vusers, and run/stop a single Vuser currently in the down/run state, irrespective of its defined schedules.

    On the Performance Test Run page, click the Vusers Details button . The Vusers dialog box opens, enabling you to run or stop individual Vusers. For user interface details, see Vusers Dialog Box.

  2. Run Vusers

    You can initialize, run, or stop any number of Vusers irrespective of their defined schedules. In addition, you can add new Vusers to the performance test.

    On the Performance Test Run page, click the Run Vusers button . The Run Vusers dialog box opens, enabling you to run additional Vusers. For user interface details, see Run Vusers Dialog Box.

  3. Add/Edit Vuser groups

    You can add Vuser groups, or you can modify existing groups during the test run.

    • To add a group. On the Performance Test Run page, click the Design Groups and Scheduler button . Then select Add Groups. The Add/Edit Vuser Group dialog box opens, enabling you to add a Vuser group.

    • To edit a group. On the Performance Test Run page, on the Groups pane, place the mouse cursor over the name of the group you want to edit. Click the down arrow that appears adjacent to the name, and select Edit Group. The Edit Group dialog box opens, enabling you to edit the group's details.

    For user interface details, see Add Group Dialog Box.

  4. View Vuser scripts

    On the Performance Test Run page, on the Groups pane, place the mouse cursor over a group name. Click the down arrow that appears adjacent to the name, and select View Script. The View Script dialog box opens up, enabling you to view the code for each action in the script.

  5. Manually release Vusers from a Rendezvous

    You can manually release Vusers from a rendezvous before the Controller releases them.

    On the Performance Test Run page, click the View Rendezvous button . The Rendezvous Policy dialog box opens. For user interface details, see Rendezvous Dialog Box.

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