Assigning Workload to Cloud Agents

This task can only be performed after you have configured workload for your project.

  1. Click Run Test on the workflow bar. The Workflow - Workload Configuration dialog box appears.
  2. Click the Agent Assignment tab.
  3. Select the Assignment type:
    • Static assignment to project agents : Use this method to statically assign specific agent computers (rather than clusters of agents) to your project. No agent-availability check is performed with this method and agent locking is disabled. Select this method if you want to use Agents deployed in the cloud.
  4. Define the agents that are to deliver the workload for your test.
    • If you selected Static assignment to project agents , you can check the Even user distribution check box to distribute all existing user types evenly across all agents, depending on each agent's general replay capabilities. To use agents that run as virtual machines in the cloud, check the Use cloud agents check box. Click Cloud Agent Manager to manage your agents in the cloud.
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  5. Check the Agent resource utilization check box to assign a maximum percentage of total virtual users that each agent can run based on the agent's replay capabilities.
  6. Check the Balance load across agents check box to apportion workload across agents.
  7. If you selected Static assignment to project agents , use the lower window of the Agent Assignment page to define workload assignments for user groups.
    Note: Available options vary depending on the selected workload model.
  8. Click User Distribution Overview to view the assignment of virtual users to the agent computers that are currently available and then click Close.
  9. Click OK to save your settings.
Note: Cloud agents are considered 'unreachable' when the Cloud Agent Manager cannot connect to them. There are a few possible reasons why this may occur:
  • Your network contains a firewall that blocks certain hosts or ports. Agent communication occurs over a secure HTTP tunnel using port 443.
  • Your network uses a proxy server that blocks certain Web sites or ports.
  • The machine that the Cloud Agent Manager runs on has a firewall that blocks certain hosts or ports.