How to Reserve Timeslots for Performance Testing

This section describes how to reserve timeslots for performance testing.

To learn more about topologies, see Performance Testing Timeslots Overview.

  1. Prerequisites

    • Ensure that there is a host pool defined and allocated to the project. For details, see Manage Host Pools.

    • If you want to run a particular test during the timeslot, ensure that an instance of that test is included in a test set.

    • Make sure that at least one of the hosts in the host pool can be designated as a Controller, and that Host, Vuser, and Concurrent Run limits are defined in the project settings.

  2. Create a timeslot

    1. On the My Performance Center navigation bar, select Resources > Timeslots.

    2. On the Timeslots module, click Create Timeslot .
    3. Enter the details of the timeslot and select resources. For user interface details, see Add New Timeslot / Edit Timeslot Dialog Box.

  3. Verify availability of requested resources

    Do one of the following:

    • (Recommended) Click Calculate Availability. The system checks the availability of the requested resources. The results of this calculation are displayed in the Timeslot Status tab and graphically on the resource availability timeline.

      If the timeslot cannot be reserved, consider the reasons displayed in the Timeslot Status tab when reselecting your resources. If the timeslot can be reserved, you can click Submit to save the timeslot.

    • Click Submit. The system calculates the availability of the requested resources during the selected timeslot. If all of the resources are available, the Add New Timeslot dialog box closes and the timeslot is reserved and displayed in the Timeslots page. If the timeslot cannot be reserved, the reasons are displayed in the Timeslot Status tab.