I'm trying to use WCAT to pound my web application and test out the performance. However, I'm not sure I'm testing on the right combination of IIS & OS.
What are the limitations of IIS on different OS? I heard from one source that IIS 5.1 on windows XP can only handle max of 10 concurrent connections, does it even make sense for me to pound it with 1000 concurrent connections?
In a different source, I heard for .NET 2.0, maxium concurrent request per cpu is 12. So I'm a bit confused here. Which one is it? For IIS 5.1 on .NET 2.0, which one is it? 12 or 10?
For IIS 7 running on windows Vista and windows 7, it seems like there is also a maxium request limit but then again, from different source, I heard IIS 7, you can set a maxium request to a huge number like 5000, so again, confused here. Is there a difference between IIS on windows vista/windows 7 and the server editions such as windows server 2008?
Thanks for your suggestion.