To convert a web application test from Apache JMeter into LoadView, you can transfer data manually in a few basic steps or contact our technical support for assistance.

Configuring a Task

To transmit data manually:

1. First, within the Apache JMeter application, open the JMX file with the script you need to convert.

2. Create a new LoadView Stress Test and choose HTTP(S) Task.

3. Copy the request data from JMeter fields to the corresponding fields of the LoadView HTTP(S) task. For example, copy the target URL to the URL field, set up HTTP method in the Request Type field, and add headers in the Headers section, copying their names and values.

4. Configure the task settings as described in Configuring HTTP(S) Task and save the LoadView device.

5. If you have more than one request to the same web application within JMeter script, add new tasks to the current device and copy corresponding JMeter data for each request as described. Due to the global headers in JMeter, you’ll need to copy the headers from the JMeter HTTP Header Manager to each task of the LoadView device.

Configuring a Stress Test Scenario

Once the HTTP parameters of the test have been configured in LoadView, the LoadView test execution scenario must be set up. Use the Thread Properties of JMeter Thread Group to specify the corresponding Load Type parameters of the LoadView Test Scenario.

Configuring Threads and Ramp-up Period

To specify Number of Threads and Ramp-up Period, use the Raise By scenario step in LoadView:

1. First, calculate the ramp-up period in minutes:  

Ramp-up Period in minutes = Ramp-up Period / 60

Next, calculate the number of threads that need to be up per minute:

Number of Threads per minuteNumber of Threads / Ramp-up Period in minutes

For example, if there are 30 threads and a ramp-up period is 120 seconds in JMeter, it will take LoadView two minutes to get 30 concurrent users up. The number of users to raise by per minute is 15 (30/2).

2. Specify the Ramp-up Period in minutes and Number of Threads per minute in the corresponding fields of the Raise By step.

Setting up Test Duration 

If you need to repeat the same test configuration more than once (Loop Count is not set to 1, or Duration is set in JMeter), add the Hold For step to the LoadView Stress Test Scenario and specify the time in minutes to hold the load. 

By default, Stress Test duration is limited to 40 minutes in LoadView. If you need to run the test longer then 40 minutes, please contact technical support to activate the option.

If Loop Count is set to N loops, the test duration is calculated based on the test iteration duration (task duration):

Test Duration = Loop Count × iteration duration

The LoadView test iteration duration can be found on the Waterfall Chart.

To run a stress test at a specific time, use the Start Test Later option. For more information, see Concurrent Stress Test Execution.