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Can we execute steps conditionally in a JMeter script?

I have recorded a sequence of steps to be executed for testing my web application, in a JMeter .jmx script. (The recording tool used was BadBoy). It is possible that one of the steps might return an ...
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Development, testing, and production envorment for large php/mysql projects [closed]

Hello i am working on a large php/mysql project and i am getting to the point where everything get really confusing. I have a dedicated sever that runs CentOS with PLESK. And i have a windows PC with ...
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What is the Optimal Server Configuration for Split-Path Testing?

I am far from an expert on Apache or any server for that matter, so i apologize if this question is poorly worded, which it likely is. We have always relied on a vendor for split-path testing (aka "...
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How do I configure IIS so my Web.config is determined by URL?

I am running a test rig with IIS6 serving an ASP.NET (and Sharepoint) web site. We have several clients, and so we have custom root Web.config files for each client. For this test rig, I want to ...
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Different Operating Systems in the same PC for testing a windows application

My company needs to test a windows application across different operating systems. So we would like to have different operating systems that resides in a single machine. Among those VMs, I have ...
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Is there a way to test RAM on a Windows 2008 R2 x64 machine?

Is there a way to test RAM on a Windows 2008 R2 x64 machine? I have 6GB of RAM, and I suspect one of my 4 sticks may be bad.
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Keeping emails in Web app test environment from getting out

We have a test environment which is pretty much a copy of the production environment for our Web applications. In the past email addresses of customer data were scrubbed to avoid emails from test ...
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Setting up a Develop, Acceptance, Production for a single person business

My wife is a graphic designer who is starting her own business in the field of designing templates for wordpress other php based systems. I'm going to setup the servers (VMware with CentOS) so she has ...
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IPv6 testing for embedded devices

I would like to test the IPv6 stack on an embedded system. How can I do that? Would establishing a test link between this device and another PC be a "good enough" test? I was thinking about using a ...
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Assign and remove multiple LUNs from VMs on ESXi 4

We currently have a test environment where we create hundreds of LUNs on our SAN-attached storage array, export them to one or more (physical) servers, run tests on the data contained on the LUNs, ...
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Test WordPress on local Windows 2008 - production on hosted Linux

I have my WordPress based website hosted on a Linux server. I plan to redesign the site and would like to do in on a local test server first. I am an experienced Windows administrator, but have a very ...
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Considerations when building a virtualization test server?

What I'd like to do is buy a server to be used for testing purposes only. I'd like to be able to restore virtual servers from backups to the test machine, and then run a few client VMs on the machine ...
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ffmpeg on Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) Server

I'm trying to get ffmpeg running on my server so I can use the PHP Video Toolkit successfully. I'm currently setting up my testing platform, which is a 32-bit Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Server. ...
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Saving multiple hibernate states on Windows

This question is related to this one: http://serverfault.com/questions/97956/automated-windows-restart-testing In order to automate testing in Windows, it could be useful to save multiple hibernate ...
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Automated windows restart testing

I am developing a program, which depends on basically all other programs in our company. As there are so many programs that could potentially change and I never get notified of the changes, I would ...
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Simple test plan template for Change management

We're looking for short checklist/template for to show that the change has actually worked and hasn't broken anything. This is being introduced as part of a more formal change management process. ...
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What tests do you perform before deploying gray market hardware?

We're a small shop from an IT standpoint and buy almost all of our server and network hardware from gray market supplies—typically via eBay. I'm interested in developing a more rigorous testing ...
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Compiling SVN Perl bindings on Snow Leopard: tests fail

At my work, we have to build our Subversion environment from source since it is deployed on shared applications servers and all dependencies must be contained within the user's home directory. I've ...
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How to redirect all outgoing email from postfix to a single address for testing

I am setting up a testing server for a web based application that sends some email notifications. Sometimes testing is performed with real customer data, and for that reason I need to guarantee that ...
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How do I benchmark performance of external DNS lookups?

I'm considering Google's public DNS servers as the external DNS for my network. Currently I'm using the DNS servers from my ISP. I've also considered OpenDNS in the past, but ultimately decided not ...
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Testing strategies for f5 bigip

I am a developer who is used to being able to test and debug code. Occasionally I have to make changes to our load balancer configuration. As far as I can see, if I mess this up it could stop the ...
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Tool to physically test ethernet cable with two network cards? [closed]

We're building ethernet cable or a non-profit community computer lab. We test them with a cheapie cable tester, which I believes simple checks the electrical connection of each wire. We're having ...
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Web server build end user acceptance testing

I have a web server image that I am responsible for building across multiple servers. I have a list of about 50 URL's that I am supposed to go to and confirm the correct content is showing up. Which ...
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How *much* server resources needed to make a *decent* cross-browser testing server

In my company we need to test our website (that we develop), On many browsers including: IE6 IE7 IE8 Safari Firefox 2 Firefox 3 Chrome This is a very time consuming task since we test it in many ...
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How can I test a new cron script?

I'm running on a couple of different Linux distros (Fedora 11, CentOS 5 and SuSE 10.2) and often run into a problem where a new script that I want to run as a cron job works fine when called direct ...
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Windows XP Logo Testing

I’m trying to get a point-of-sale PC computer logo certified and while running DTM Studio v1.4.7100.017, the only option I get under 'Create New Submission'->'Windows XP' o/s->System Submission is ‘...
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What is the best setup to have around 5 VMs running simultaneously?

I am trying to run a bunch of VMs to have a dedicated web testing environment for a massive corporate type project. I will need VMs for xp, vista, 7, ubuntu, and maybe hackintosh otherwise 2000. The ...
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How can I set up another alias like “localhost” to point to a folder within htdocs?

Hi Everyone So I have xampp running, localhost or 127.0.0.1 will take me to htdocs within my xampp folder. Is there a way I can use a similar name such as localhost2 on the same machine to take me to ...
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How to test an email address, MX records updated, it works, some users get returned mail

I had a small issue with an email address recently, after a few changes of MX records with the help from my hosting company these were resolved. I have tested the email address from multiple ...
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Intranet speed test

Does anybody know of any internal intranet bandwidth test applications I can install on our internal servers? I would like to test the speed of our WAN links like those online boradband speedometers ...
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Testing email system, spam injection tool recommendations?

is there any free spam injection tools available on ubuntu for testing the email system ? i would like to get free Spam inject tools for testing mail systems which i am part of development Edit 2 : ...
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program to emulate web browsing

I develop Web cache application for video content. I need to test it with sites like Youtube. Are there any applications which can be used to emulate random browsing of Youtube so I can stress-load my ...
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Testing software on lots of PCI cards

I am developing software that needs to work across the largest possible array of PCI adapter cards. Consider PCI ethernet cards. I can collect dozens of different cards, and I have a Windows XP ...
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How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY

This is a bit of a middle-ground between programming and server-admin, but this seems ultimately the most relevant place for it. I'm looking for a way to determine if the variable '$DISPLAY' is ...
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Activating windows virtual machines for testing? good/bad?

I am being asked to set up a battery of windows 7 flavours for a guy over in QA using VM's so that his office isn't filled with boxen. Is the common practice to activate these temporary machines or do ...
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What's a reliable way to test patch panel connections?

I just had to run a total of 12 cat5 cables into a patch panel. This was the first time I'd actually done that. I'm reasonably confident that I got all the wires in the right order after some initial ...
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Test site for evaluation of security solutions

I need to create testbed for security solution. The plan is to set up webserver with some sort of web application running on it, hook up security solution, perform DDoS attack on web server and see if ...
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Server upload bandwidth testing

I'm looking for a tool (not AB, or any stress-test) that can simply test my server's external (overseas) upload bandwidth. The machine's location is at Europe but i'd like to test my speed to America. ...
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Easiest way to send a test email from a server, to test settings?

Using Windows (2008) is there an easy command line tool that I can use to send a test email from a server to test the SMTP, user authentication, ports, etc... without writing my own?
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Testing ATI hardware for OpenGL

We have an application that uses OpenGL, and historically it has run lousy on ATI cards, although results have been different depending on card/driver combo. We're trying to put together a test ...
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“reset” functionality in Windows SteadyState

I am running some upgrade testing on a computer with Windows SteadyState. The workflow is "upgrade, write down results, reset to default condition". However, I can't seem to dig up a button that ...
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How to corrupt a file system

I am going to be testing 'xfs_repair' on some large file systems ( around 50 TB ) as in the past the memory usage is high. While I could test the program only on file systems which were correct it ...
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Need - fast exhaustive memory testing tool for Dell server [closed]

I've got a Dell 2950 running ESXi. I'm having weird issues in one of the VMs and I would like to do a memory test to eliminate (or identify) faulty RAM as the problem. What is the easiest/fastest ...
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Redirect all incoming mail to another user

Preferably this could be done with a virtual instance of a mail server on an existing Linux machine but I'm willing to run a whole other install (Linux or Windows) to get this to work. Basically a ...
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Smartphone emulation software

With the new Exchange boxes going in, I'd like to do some thorough testing on smartphone features, as well as being able to provide salesman-proof documentation (I'm a dreamer). We've got drastic ...
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Test-driven development for infrastructure deployments?

I've been using puppet for deployment of infrastructure, and most of the work I do is with Web 2.0 companies who are heavily into test-driven development for their web application. Does anyone here ...
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Partition and Windows 7

I was formatting one my comps to do testing. The first partition seems to be EFI or something that i shouldnt touch. When creating another partition window 7 has a 100 mb blank partition before its ...
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Best tool for QoS testing [closed]

The problem is that, i cant find good tool for QoS configuration testing(linux). I have some switches and configured QoS on them. Installed two PC's with wireshark for watching whether switches are ...
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Usual suspects for WebLogic 9.2 performance tuning

Reading through the BEA WebLogic 9.2 Deployment Descriptor Elements documentation, there are a few parameters that we already use in our web applications weblogic.xml to decrease the time it takes to ...
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Should I do acceptance testing?

We run a few commercial webapps facing customers. The release schedule for them is regular, but there's always worries about testing changes, patches and upgrades. It seems like acceptance testing is ...