Modeling Scripts

Before you can conduct a Silk Performer load test you need to create a test script that prescribes the actions of the simulated users run during the test. The script is written in Silk Performer's proprietary scripting language, the Benchmark Description Language (BDL).

Scripts can be created in different ways depending on the application type. The standard (and typically easiest) method for creating a test script is to use the Silk Performer Recorder to capture and record traffic that is representative of the type you need to simulate in your test. The Silk Performer Recorder automatically generates a BDL test script based on the recorded traffic.

Another method of creating a test script is to manually create a new script in BDL. A variant on the manual approach is to create a test script based on one of the sample BDL scripts that are provided by Silk Performer.