Load Testing

API Fortress Load Testing is more than stress testing, it’s functional load testing.

Rather than simply overburdening a server with requests, API Fortress Load Testing directs properly formatted requests to the appropriate endpoints and records failures at an API endpoint level.

Step 1: Access Load Testing Control Panel#

To access Load Testing from the main page. click on the β€œTools” button, and then β€œLoad Testing”.

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Step 2: Create a Task#

This is the main Load Testing screen. From here, you can create and run a new task. You can also run, modify or delete a saved task. To create a new task, click β€œ+New Task”.

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The β€œCreate New Task” screen allows you to set the parameters for the new test.

  • Name - The name that you give to the test.
  • Project - A drop-down menu of all of the projects available to your current Company (Team).
  • Test - Allows you to select a test from the selected project.
  • Tags - Allow you to tag the test for later use.
  • Duration - How long, in seconds or minutes, the test will last.
  • Ramp Up - A warm-up period, during which the load test will make requests of the server, but at a much lower rate.
  • Users/Agent - Defines how many users will be simulated per load testing agent.
  • Server - Allows you to select servers from the column on the right to behave as agents for the load test. Click the β€œSelect” button to select a server.

Once you have successfully created a test, it will appear in the column on the left side of the screen.

Task List

Step 3: Run the Task#

You can run the task by hovering over it and clicking the β€œPlay” button. The test will now run at the top of the queue in the middle of the screen. Once it is complete, it will display a summary of the test performance.

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Last updated on by James Tacker