Workbench Settings

To access the Workbench settings, click Settings > System > Workbench. The following tabs are available:
Tab Description
Directories Here you can specify where Silk Performer stores various types of files. Default directories are set up during installation; here you can specify alternative directories for projects, custom user data files, and custom include files.
Layout Here you can customize the way the editor behaves when you manually insert text into a script file. Options can be set for formatting, printing, and how keywords are highlighted in the Silk Performer menu tree editor.

Here you can set the options for the controller. Settings can be specified for the time interval within which a controller computer must communicate with an agent computer or a virtual user; if it fails, a timeout error will be reported. The frequency with which the controller will ping an agent computer until it receives a reply is set here, as can the number of virtual users per process and the number of transaction failures permitted for a virtual user before the user is terminated.

Note: Virtual user settings are only stored on a per-project basis. You must have a project open to enable this setting. After a project is loaded, the options apply only to the specific project configured with that setting.

Use the Time series data option for merging time series data files (.tsd) on the agent computers where they were created and to ensure that only the merged files will be sent to the controller computer. This leads to quicker processing (because the data is processed by several computers) and less network traffic, which is especially useful for big and long-lasting load tests. The drawback, however, is that time series data files for individual virtual users are not available on the controller computer.

Note: If you disable this option, you have to merge the time series data manually in Performance Explorer to get overall results for the load test.
Workspace In this area, you can specify general Workbench settings including start-up settings, workflow settings, file handling, and the display of dialog boxes.
Licensing In this area, you can specify settings for your license server and for the Silk Performer online licensing model.
Silk Central In this area, you can set up a connection to Silk Central.
Source Control In this area, you can specify general SCC connection parameters.