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I want to know how to generate a fake load on linux server for testing purpose.

We have to get a new server. Before finalizing it we have to test it by generating a fake load so that it can fulfill our future needs.

Is there any software or utility for this purpose.

Thank You


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would help if you told what exactly you want to load-test. is it a web app? ot the oracle itself?

one of the best commercial products is Silkperformer

also take a look at JMeter, it's free and let's you test the following:

  • Web - HTTP, HTTPS
  • SOAP Database via JDBC
  • LDAP
  • JMS
  • Mail - POP3(S) and IMAP(S)
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Thank You for your prompt reply. I want to test the load on oracle application and on database both. – Muahmmad Zeeshan Feb 15 '10 at 13:47
cool, try JMeter then, it's quite nice and free as well :) allows you to write some tests using jdbc (so you can test any DB in fact, not only oracle) and also acts as a simplistic webbrowser, so you can test your application as well. – rytis Feb 15 '10 at 13:57

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