Run Vusers Dialog Box

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

To access

On the Performance Test Run page, click the Vuser Details button .

Relevant tasks

How to Manage a Performance Test Run

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

by Vusers. The Vusers being given an instruction are distributed according to Vuser groups.

by Load Generator. The Vusers being given an instruction are distributed according to load generators.

by Number. Enables you to give an instruction to a specific number of Vusers per Vuser group/load generator.

by Percentage. Enables you to give an instruction to a specific number of Vusers, which are then distributed among the Vuser groups/load generators according to a percentage which you define.

Example: If you choose to run an additional 200 Vusers, among three Vuser groups, A, B, and C, and you define the percentage distribution as A = 75%, B = 20%, and C = 5%, then the Vusers would be distributed as follows:

A. 150 Vusers

B. 40 Vusers

C. 10 Vusers

Note: When selecting this method, you enter the number of Vusers to run in the box adjacent to the by Percentage button.

Enter the number of Vusers per Vuser group/load generator.

Enter the percentage distribution per Vuser group/load generator.

Performs the selected instruction.

Group

Lists the Vuser groups in the test.

Load Generator

Lists the load generators in the test.

Perform the following Action

Give the desired instruction to the defined number of Vusers. The possible actions are:

  • Add new Vusers to Down state. Add the desired number of Vusers to the Down state.

  • Add new VUDs to Down state. Add the desired number of VUDs to the Down state.
  • Initialize Vusers from Down. Initializes the desired number of Vusers currently in the Down state.

  • Run Vusers from Down. Runs the desired number of Vusers currently in the Down state.

  • Run Vusers from Ready. Runs the desired number of Vusers currently in the Ready state.

  • Stop Vusers. Moves the desired number of Vusers from the Run state to the Gradual Exiting state.

  • Reset Vusers. Moves the desired number of Vusers from the Stopped state to the Down state.

Note: You cannot perform an action on more Vusers than are currently in a particular state. For example, if you define 10 Vusers and select Initialize Vusers from Down, but there are only five Vusers in the Down state, only those five Vusers are initialized.