Re: tool supported for ISA under Windows

From: Alex Rousskov (rousskov@measurement-factory.com)
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 13:05:26 MST


On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Awasti, RakeshX wrote:

> How Polygraph can help me in generating the load and do the stress
> test on my ISA server?

Polygraph can provide you with realistic simulated HTTP clients and
servers. You can then add ISA proxy into the loop and study its
performance under various workloads.

> What would be methodology?

I would recommend using the PolyMix-3 workload, which is the most
recent standard workload. A HOWTO document can be found at
        http://www.measurement-factory.com/docs/
but you should probably start with reading the third cache-off report:
        http://www.measurement-factory.com/results/
which includes two ISA-based products.

If you must use MS Windows for clients and servers, you would need to
wait for Polygraph 2.6 (and then, essentially, beta test the W2K
port). However, you can use Unix PCs immediately. Moreover, with a
little bit of effort, you can probably build a Polygraph-enabled Unix
PC on top of a decent Windows machine, without erasing Windows (e.g.,
using a bootable CD and a memory-resident file system).

Let me know if you have any questions.

Good luck,

Alex.



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