Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to apply some load testing to my web (remote) server, actually I have tried Httperf with Autobench, but I don't have the knowledge to know what values to use for the number of connections and number of requests/seg.

So I have 2 questions:

1) What are values that you recommend me to try for number of connections and number of requests

2) Are these values limited by the bandwith of the internet connection from where I am doing the tests? I have a 1Mbps/256Kbps connection :(

share|improve this question

closed as not a real question by womble, Mike Pennington, voretaq7 Jul 18 '12 at 22:18

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
How long is a piece of string? Your testing should reflect real-world values, which vary too widely to provide a rule of thumb. If you're Akami and you're doing load testing, you might want to test at hundreds or thousands of Gbps. That's probably not so applicable to your webserver, though. –  HopelessN00b Jul 18 '12 at 22:11

1 Answer 1

1) we can't tell. You need to test with the load you expect to have, and you will see if your server can process that load, and in what time.

2) Yes they are, mostly by your upload. Latency will be longer because of your limited upload speed.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.