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Preparing the test environment, tools, and resources for test design implementation and test execution prior to features and components becoming available for test can significantly increase the amount of testing that can be accomplished during the time those features and components are available.

Load generation and application monitoring tools are almost never as easy to get up and running as one expects. Whether issues arise from setting up isolated network environments, procuring hardware, coordinating a dedicated bank of IP addresses for IP spoofing, or version compatibility between monitoring software and server operating systems, issues always seem to come from somewhere.

Additionally, plan to periodically reconfigure, update, add to, or otherwise enhance your load generation environment and associated tools throughout the project.  Even if the application under test stays the same and the load generation tool is working properly, it is likely that the metrics you wish to collect will change.  This frequently implies some degree of change to, or addition of, monitoring tools.

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Content adapted from:

Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications


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