Trying Out Scripts

Part of the process of conducting a Silk Performer load test is to perform a trial run of the test script that was created during script modeling.

Normally, this is traffic recorded by the Silk Performer Recorder during script modeling. For a trial run, or Try Script, of a test script, options are automatically selected so that you can see a live display of the actual data downloaded. Log files, TrueLog files, report files, output files, and error files are created so that you can later confirm that the script works properly. Only one user is run, and the stress test option is enabled so that there is no think time and no delay between transactions. However, at this stage, the measurements typical of a real load test are not performed.

Try Script Settings

For Try Script runs, the following options are automatically set to these specified values (see also "Replay Options"):

  • The Stress test option is on, when think times are disabled.
  • The Stop virtual users after simulation time (Queuing Workload) option is off.
  • The Virtual user log files (.log) option is on.
  • The Virtual user output files (.wrt) option is on.
  • The Virtual user report files (.rpt) option is on.
  • The Virtual user report on error files (.rpt) option is on.
  • The TrueLog files (.xlg) option is on.
  • The TrueLog On Error files (.xlg) option is off.
  • The Compute time series data (.tsd) option is off.
  • All logging detail options ( Results > Logging and Results > Internet Logging page) are on.
  • The Enable all measure groups (TSD measure groups) option is off.
  • The Bandwidth option is set to High Speed (unlimited).
  • The Downstream option is set to unlimited.
  • The Upstream option is set to unlimited
  • The Duplex option is off.