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    • Rethink Server Load Testing Rethink Server Load Testing Guidelines to measure the performance, security, and stability of application and web servers under real-world network conditionswww.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 1All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Table of Contents Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Load Generator: HTTP Status Codes ...................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Load Generator: HTTP Client Login ........................................................................................................................................................................ 25 Load Generator: HTTP Verify Page .......................................................................................................................................................................... 39 Load Generator: SMB Login, Create, Read and Delete Files........................................................................................................................... 53 Load Generator: Sending and Retrieving Email using SMTP and IMAP .................................................................................................... 69 Load Generator: Sending and Retrieving Email using SMTP and POP3.................................................................................................... 93 Load Generator: Using MS SQL to add and query a database...................................................................................................................... 111 Load Generator: Using MySQL to add and query a database ....................................................................................................................... 128 About BreakingPoint ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 144www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 2All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Introduction What is the capacity of your data center? Will it withstand peak user load? What about attack? Will a simple distributed denial-of-service attack disrupt critical business transactions? And what about those new high-performance enterprise servers you are evaluating? Will they really live up to the promises promoted in the vendor’s data sheet? If you cannot properly measure your servers’ performance, security and stability, you won’t have any defensible answers to these questions. Your business performance and reputation are at risk, and it’s time to take a new approach to hardening your data center and establishing server load resiliency. Measuring server resiliency is about knowing how they will weather hostile conditions, including attack and extreme load, and optimizing your overall performance to drive business results. Understanding the resiliency of your data center or cloud infrastructure, in the face of high-stress traffic and cyberattack, requires the ability to simulate user behavior and load at incredibly high performance and throughput levels. Software-based server load testing, developed more than a decade ago, no longer meets today’s mega-data-center requirements. The BreakingPoint Server Load Resiliency Methodology provides a guideline for measuring server and data center resiliency in the face of real-world application traffic, live security attacks and the stress from millions of users. With the ability to simulate these real-world hostile conditions using the BreakingPoint Cyber Tomography Machine, you can pinpoint hidden stress fractures and calculate a defensible resiliency score for the certainty you need to mitigate IT risks and drastically reduce costs. With the breakthrough power of cyber tomography, BreakingPoint provides realistic network simulation of millions of simultaneous user sessions with blended, realistic application traffic from a small footprint product, eliminating costly racks of servers and software licenses. BreakingPoint products can help you stress and score your critical network infrastructure with real-world network conditions to: • Reduce risks associated with data center consolidation or migration • Improve availability and performance to reduce outages and prevent lost customers, revenue and productivity • Measure and optimize capacity to deliver the right balance of performance, security and stability in the face of escalating traffic volume • Assess resiliency against attack and data loss to mitigate security breaches • Make better IT investment decisions and eliminate the need for sprawling performance and security test labs The BreakingPoint Server Load Resiliency Methodology includes the following simulations: Load Generator: HTTP Status Codes Determine the ability of the Web server to correctly respond to Web page requests. This will help validate the performance of the Web server and verify whether it is able to correctly handle the number of requests. A Client Simulator component will be used, along with Perl Regular Expressions, to determine the returned HTTP status codes from the Web server. Load Generator: HTTP Client Login Determine the ability of the Web server to correctly handle restricted Web space and still be able to respond to Web page requests cor- rectly. This will help validate the performance of the Web server while it is also performing other tasks, and verify whether it is able to still handle a high volume of requests. A ClientSim component will be used, along with Perl Regular Expressions, to determine the returned HTTP status codes. Load Generator: HTTP Verify Page This verifies whether the Web server is correctly responding and whether the Web page is correctly being transmitted. A Web page that resides on the Web server will be uploaded to the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. The Client Simulator component will request this page and it will be verified as being either correct or incorrect.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 3All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Load Generator: SMB Login, Create, Read and Delete Files This determines the ability of an SMB share. The SMB share will be stressed by having multiple files created, read and deleted. If any of these actions fail, the SMB share is either not configured correctly or unable to support the required load. A Client Simulator component will be used and the SMB results will be verified. Load Generator: Sending and Retrieving Email using SMTP and IMAP This is a two-step process involving both SMTP and IMAP. This simulation will determine the ability of the SMTP server to successfully trans- mit emails. After emails have been sent to a valid email address, IMAP will be used to retrieve those newly received emails. To verify that the simulation was successful, the email server will be checked to make sure that the emails have been received and opened. Load Generator: Sending and Retrieving Email using SMTP and POP3 This is a two-step process involving both SMTP and POP3. This simulation will determine the ability of the SMTP server to successfully trans- mit emails. After emails have been sent to a valid email address, POP3 will be used to retrieve those newly received emails. To verify that the simulation was successful, the email server will be checked to make sure that the emails have been received and opened. Load Generator: Using MS SQL to add and query a database This will determine the ability and configuration of an MS SQL database. The simulation involves first adding new content to an empty data- base. Once new content has successfully been added, it will be queried. The database will be viewed to make sure that the data added to it is actually present in the database. Load Generator: Using MySQL to add and query a database This will determine the ability and configuration of a MySQL database. The simulation involves first adding new content to an empty data- base. Once new content has successfully been added, it will be queried. The database will be viewed to make sure that the data added to it is actually present in the database. The following methodology was performed using BreakingPoint OS version 1.4.1 and ATI Pack 59235. For more information on BreakingPoint products, solutions and services visit www.breakingpoint.com.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 4All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Load Generator: HTTP Status Codes RFC: • RFC 2616 – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Overview: A new Super Flow will be created on the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. The Super Flow will be configured to download a single Web page from the Web server and then a conditional request will be used to track the HTTP status codes returned. The results from the returned HTTP status codes will be analyzed. Objective: To evaluate the ability of the HTTP server to respond to multiple requests. Setup:www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 5All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 1. Launch your favorite Web browser and connect to the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. Click Start BreakingPoint Systems Control Center once the page loads. 2. In the new window that appears, type your Login ID and Password. Click Login.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 6All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 3. Reserve the required port to run the test. 4. Select Control Center  Network Neighborhood.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 7All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 5. Under the Network Neighborhoods heading, click the Create a new network neighborhood button. 6. In the Give the new network neighborhood a name box, enter Load Generator as the name and click Ok.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 8All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 7. Notice multiple Interface tabs are available for configuration. Only one is required for the tests. The first interface tab should be selected. Click the X to delete this interface. When prompted about removing the interface, click Yes. The remaining interfaces will be renamed. Repeat this process until only one interface remains. 8. With Interface 1 selected, click the Show subnet details button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 9All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 9. Configure the Network IP Address, Network Mask, Gateway IP Address (if required); use the Type drop-down menu to select Host, and then configure the Minimum IP Address, and the Maximum IP Address. Click Accept. 10. Select the External tab and then click the Delete range button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 10All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 11. When prompted about being sure about deleting the subnet, click Yes. 12. Click the Create a new range button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 11All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 13. Enter the Minimum IP Address. The Maximum IP Address should automatically be filled in. Click Create once completed. 14. Finally, click Save Network.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 12All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 15. Now that the Network Neighborhood has been created, the Super Flow can be configured. Select Managers à Application Manager. 16. Select the Super Flows tab and click the create a new Super Flow button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 13All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 17. Enter HTTP Status as the name of the new Super Flow and click Ok. 18. In the Define Flows section, use the Protocol drop-down menu and select HTTP. Click Add Flow once completed. 19. Make sure that the new flow has been selected in the Define Flows field. In the Define Actions field using the Action drop- down menu, select Client: GET. Click the Add Action button once completed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 14All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 20. Again, using the Action drop-down menu, select Client: Conditional Request. Click the Add Action button once completed. 21. Select the first action in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 22. Enable Request path (e.g., /dir/page.htm) and enter a known Web page on your server, i.e. /index.html. Click Apply Changes once completed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 15All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 23. Next, select the second action in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 24. The Conditional Request window allows for regular expressions (regex). The syntax of the regex follows the Perl standard. This test is going to verify status codes sent by the server. The first Match field should contain a regex that will match a 200- page response, while the second Match should match any 300-page responses, and the third Match should match any 500- page responses. Make sure the Regex radio button is selected for each Match field. Click Apply Changes once completed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 16All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 25. Once completed, click Save Super Flow. 26. Select Test  New Test. 27. Under the Test Quick Steps, click Select the DUT/Network.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 17All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 28. In the Choose a device under test and network neighborhood window under the Device Under Test(s) section, verify that BreakingPoint Default is selected. Under Network Neighborhood(s), verify that the newly created one is selected. Click Accept. 29. When prompted about switching Network Neighborhoods because the current setup contains more interfaces, click Yes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 18All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 30. Under Test Quick Steps, click Add a Test Component. 31. In the Select a component type window, click Client Simulator (L7). 32. Under the Information tab, enter HTTP Status Codes as the name and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 19All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 33. Select the Interfaces tab. Verify that only External Server and Interface 1 Client are enabled and click Apply Changes. 34. Select the Parameters tab. Several parameters will be changed in this section. The first parameter that needs to be updated is the Minimum data rate. Enter a value of 1000 (if your server supports gigabit Ethernet) and click Apply Changes. 35. The next parameter to be changed is the Steady-State Seconds. Update this to a run time of 5 minutes and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 20All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 36. Next, both Maximum Simultaneous Sessions and Maximum Sessions Per Second will be updated. Enter values that your server is expected to be able to handle and click Apply Changes. 37. The last parameter that needs to be changed is selecting the Super Flow that was created earlier. Using the Super Flow drop- down menu select HTTP Status and click Apply Changes. 38. Under Test Quick Steps select Save and Run.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 21All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 39. When prompted for a name to save the test as, enter Load Generator HTTP Status and click Save. The Summary tab initially will be displayed. A great amount of information is seen on this screen, from the TCP Connection Rate to the Cumulative TCP Connections to the Bandwidth being used.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 22All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 40. Select the Client tab. This displays information about the client’s connections and if they are successful or not. Verify that connections are successfully being made. 41. Once the test completes, a window will appear stating the test passed. Click Close to continue.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 23All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 42. Next, select the View the report button. 43. Expand the Test Results for HTTP Status Codes folder, and then expand the Details folder. Select Response Summary. Determine what code pages were sent. Every page should have responded with an HTTP/1.1 200.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 24All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Load Generator: HTTP Client Login RFC: • RFC 2616 – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Overview: The BreakingPoint Storm CTM will be configured to access a single Web page that is password protected. A Super Flow will be created that provides the ability to log in to the Web page. The HTTP status codes will be viewed to determine if the logins were successful. Objective: To evaluate the ability of the HTTP server to handle password restricted pages and respond to multiple requests. Setup:www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 25All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 1. Launch your favorite Web browser and connect to the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. Click Start BreakingPoint Systems Control Center once the page loads. 2. In the new window that appears, type your Login ID and Password. Click Login.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 26All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 3. Reserve the required port to run the test. 4. Select Managers  Application Manager to configure a new Super Flow for this test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 27All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 5. Select the Super Flows tab and click the Create a new Super Flow button. 6. Enter HTTP Client Login as the name of the new Super Flow and click Ok.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 28All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 7. In the Define Flows section, use the Protocol drop-down menu and select HTTP. Click Add Flow once completed. 8. Make sure the new flow has been selected in the Define Flows field. In the Define Actions field using the Action drop-down menu, select Client: GET (authenticated). Click the Add Action button once completed. 9. Again, using the Action drop-down menu, select Client: Conditional Request. Click the Add Action button once completed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 29All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 10. Select the first action in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 11. Using the HTTP Auth Scheme drop-down menu, choose the correct type of authentication. Next, enable both Username and Password making sure to enter a valid username and password in those fields. Finally, enable Request path (e.g., /dir/page. htm) and enter a known Web page on your server and click Apply Changes once completed. 12. Next, select the second action in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 30All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 13. The Conditional Request window allows for regular expressions. The syntax of the regular expressions follows the Perl standard. This test will verify status codes sent by the server. The first Match field should contain a regex that will match a 200-page response, while the second Match should match any 300-page responses, and the third Match should match any 500-page responses. Make sure the Regex radio button is selected for each Match field. Click Apply Changes once completed. 14. Once completed, click Save Super Flow.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 31All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 15. Select Test à New Test. 16. Under the Test Quick Steps, click Select the DUT/Network. 17. In the Choose a device under test and network neighborhood window under the Device Under Test(s) section, verify that BreakingPoint Default is selected. Under Network Neighborhood(s), verify that the newly created one is selected. Click Accept.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 32All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 18. When prompted about switching Network Neighborhoods because the current setup contains more interfaces, click Yes. 19. Under Test Quick Steps, click Add a Test Component. 20. In the Select a component type window, click Client Simulator (L7).www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 33All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 21. Under the Information tab, enter HTTP Login as the Name and click Apply Changes. 22. Select the Interfaces tab. Verify that only External Server and Interface 1 Client are enabled. 23. Select the Parameters tab. Several parameters will be changed in this section. The first parameter that needs to be updated is the Minimum data rate. Enter a value of 1000 (if your server supports gigabit Ethernet) and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 34All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 24. The next parameter to be changed is the Steady-State Seconds. Update this to a run time of 5 minutes and click Apply Changes. 25. Next, both Maximum Simultaneous Sessions and Maximum Sessions Per Second will be updated. Enter values that your server is expected to be able to handle and click Apply Changes. 26. The last parameter that needs to be changed is selecting the Super Flow that was created earlier. Using the Super Flow drop- down menu select HTTP Client Login and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 35All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 27. Under Test Quick Steps select Save and Run. 28. When prompted for a name to save the test as, enter Load Generator HTTP Login and click Save. The Summary tab initially will be displayed. A great amount of information is seen on this screen, from the TCP Connection Rate to the Cumulative TCP Connections to the Bandwidth being used.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 36All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 29. Select the Client tab. This displays information about the client’s connections and if they are successful or not. Verify that connections are successfully being made. 30. Once the test completes, a window will appear stating that the test passed. Click Close to continue.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 37All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 31. Next, select the View the report button. 32. Expand the Test Results for HTTP Login folder, and then expand the Details folder. Select Response Summary. Determine what code pages were sent—every page should have responded with an HTTP/1.1 200.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 38All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Load Generator: HTTP Verify Page RFC: • RFC 2616 – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Overview: A new Super Flow will be created on the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. The Super Flow will be configured to download a single Web page from the Web server and then a conditional request will be used to track the HTTP status codes returned. The page then will be verified to determine that it was correctly received. Objective: To evaluate the ability of the HTTP server to respond to multiple requests and successfully transmit the Web page correctly. Setup:www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 39All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 1. Launch your favorite Web browser and connect to the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. Click Start BreakingPoint Systems Control Center once the page loads. 2. In the new window that appears, type your Login ID and Password. Click Login.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 40All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 3. Reserve the required port to run the test. 4. Select Managers  Application Manager to configure a new Super Flow for this test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 41All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 5. Select the Super Flows tab and locate HTTP Status Super Flow and click Save As. 6. Enter HTTP Verify File as the name of the new Super Flow and click Ok.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 42All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 7. Make sure the flow has been selected in the Define Flows field. In the Define Actions field using the Action drop-down menu, select Server: Verify File. Click the Add Action button once completed. 8. Select the newly added action in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 43All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 9. Click the Import File to verify link. 10. Locate the correct file using the Browse button. Click the Upload button once the file has been selected.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 44All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 11. Enable File to verify and using the drop-down menu, select the newly uploaded file. Click Apply Changes once completed. 12. Once completed, click Save Super Flow. 13. Select Test  New Test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 45All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 14. Under the Test Quick Steps, click Select the DUT/Network. 15. In the Choose a device under test and network neighborhood window under the Device Under Test(s) section, verify that BreakingPoint Default is selected. Under Network Neighborhood(s), verify that the newly created one is selected. Click Accept.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 46All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 16. When prompted about switching Network Neighborhoods because the current setup contains more interfaces, click Yes. 17. Under Test Quick Steps, click Add a Test Component. 18. In the Select a component type window, click Client Simulator (L7).www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 47All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 19. Under the Information tab, enter HTTP Verify as the name and click Apply Changes. 20. Select the Interfaces tab. Verify that only External Server and Interface 1 Client are enabled. 21. Select the Parameters tab. Several parameters will be changed in this section. The first parameter that needs to be updated is the Minimum data rate. Enter a value of 1000 (if your server supports gigabit Ethernet) and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 48All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 22. The next parameter to be changed is the Steady-State Seconds. Update this to a run time of 5 minutes and click Apply Changes. 23. Next, both Maximum Simultaneous Sessions and Maximum Sessions Per Second will be updated. Enter values that your server is expected to be able to handle and click Apply Changes. 24. The last parameter that needs to be changed is selecting the Super Flow that was created earlier. Using the Super Flow drop- down menu, select HTTP Verify File and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 49All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 25. Under Test Quick Steps, select Save and Run. 26. When prompted for a name to save the test as, enter Load Generator HTTP Verify and click Save. The Summary tab initially will be displayed. A great amount of information is seen on this screen, from the TCP Connection Rate to the Cumulative TCP Connections to the Bandwidth being used.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 50All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 27. Select the Client tab. This displays information about the client’s connections and if they are successful or not. Verify that connections are successfully being made. 28. Once the test completes, a window will appear, stating that the test either passed or failed. If the test failed, it is because not enough pages were verified as being correct. Click Close to continue.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 51All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 29. Next, select the View the report button. 30. Expand the Test Results for HTTP Verify folder, and then expand the Details folder. Select Response Summary. Determine what code pages were sent—every page should have been responded with an HTTP/1.1 200. This step is just a way to verify that pages were received with the correct status code.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 52All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Load Generator: SMB Login, Create, Read and Delete Files RFC: • RFC 1001 – Protocol Standard for a NetBIOS service on a TCP/UDP transport: Concepts and Methods • RFC 1002 – Protocol Standard for a NetBIOS service on a TCP/UDP transport: Detailed specifications • RFC 1088 – Standard for the transmission of IP datagrams over NetBIOS networks Overview: A new Super Flow will be created that logs into a SMB share. Once logged into the SMB share, the Super Flow will create new files on the share, and read the files to make sure they were correctly created and finally delete the files. If the share being tested does not allow for some of these actions to be performed, then that part of the test can be removed. This test will help verify that the SMB server is correctly configured and able to support the required load. Objective: To evaluate the ability of the SMB server to accept logins and create, read and delete multiple files. Setup:www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 53All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 1. Launch your favorite Web browser and connect to the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. Click Start BreakingPoint Systems Control Center once the page loads. 2. In the new window that appears, type your Login ID and Password. Click Login.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 54All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 3. Reserve the required port to run the test. 4. Select Managers  Application Manager to configure a new Super Flow for this test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 55All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 5. Select the Super Flows tab and click the Create a new Super Flow button. 6. Enter SMB Client Actions as the name of the new Super Flow and click Ok.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 56All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 7. In the Define Flows section use the Protocol drop-down menu and select SMB File Stress. Click Add Flow once completed. 8. Make sure the new flow has been selected in the Define Flows field. In the Define Actions field using the Action drop-down menu, select Client: Authenticate. Click the Add Action button once completed. 9. Using the Action drop-down menu select Client: Write file to share, Client: Read file from share, Client: Delete file from share, Client: Goto and Client: Disconnect. Click the Add Action button to add each one individually.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 57All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 10. Select the Client: Authenticate action in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 11. Enable Share Name, Username, and Password. Enter a valued share in the Share Name field. Also, enter a valid username and password in the respective fields. Make sure the user being used has full read and write permissions on the share. Finally, the Protocol Version drop-down menu can be used to select either SMB or SMBv2. Click Apply Changes once completed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 58All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 12. Select Client: Write file to share in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 13. Enable File Name and enter smb-test%f-%g.txt. The %f is a wild card for the flow ID and the %g is a wild card for the Goto loop iteration number. If desired, enter values for the Minimum Random Filesize and the Maximum Random Filesize parameters. Once completed, click Apply Changes. 14. Select Client: Read file from share in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 59All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 15. Enable File Name and enter the same string of text as before, smb-test%f-%g.txt. 16. Select Client: Delete file from share in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 17. Enable File Name and enter the same string of text as before, smb-test%f-%g.txt.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 60All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 18. Select Client: Goto in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 19. Using the Goto Action drop-down menu, select 2:Write file to share. Enter a value of 5 in the Iterations field. This will loop over the write, read and delete actions five times. 20. Once completed, click Save Super Flow.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 61All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 21. Select Test  New Test. 22. Under the Test Quick Steps, click Select the DUT/Network. 23. In the Choose a device under test and network neighborhood window under the Device Under Test(s) section, verify that BreakingPoint Default is selected. Under Network Neighborhood(s), verify that the newly created one is selected. Click Accept.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 62All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 24. When prompted about switching Network Neighborhoods because the current setup contains more interfaces, click Yes. 25. Under Test Quick Steps, click Add a Test Component. 26. In the Select a component type window, click Client Simulator (L7).www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 63All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 27. Under the Information tab, enter SMB File Stress as the name and click Apply Changes. 28. Select the Interfaces tab. Verify that only External Server and Interface 1 Client are enabled. 29. Select the Parameters tab. Several parameters will be changed in this section. The first parameter that needs to be updated is the Minimum data rate. Enter a value of 1000 (if your server supports gigabit Ethernet) and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 64All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 30. The next parameter to be changed is the Steady-State Seconds. Update this to a run time of 5 minutes and click Apply Changes. 31. Next, both Maximum Simultaneous Sessions and Maximum Sessions Per Second will be updated. Enter values that your server is expected to be able to handle and click Apply Changes. 32. The last parameter that needs to be changed is selecting the Super Flow that was created earlier. Using the Super Flow drop- down menu select SMB Client Actions and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 65All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 33. Under Test Quick Steps select Save and Run. 34. When prompted for a name to save the test as, enter Load Generator SMB and click Save. The Summary tab initially will be displayed. A great amount of information is seen on this screen, from the TCP Connection Rate to the Cumulative TCP Connections to the Bandwidth being used.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 66All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 35. Select the Client tab. This displays information about the client’s connections and if they are successful or not. Verify that connections are successfully being made. 36. Once the test completes, a window will appear, stating that the test passed. Click Close to continue.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 67All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 37. Next, select the View the report button. 38. Expand the Test Results for SMB File Stress Login folder. Select SMB Summary. Determine that files were successfully written, read and deleted. Also, log in to the share or check on the server that the files were deleted too.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 68All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Load Generator: Sending and Retrieving Email using SMTP and IMAP RFC: • RFC 2060 – Internet Message Access Protocol • RFC 821 – Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Overview: A new Super Flow will be created that sends emails using the SMTP server. These emails will then be retrieved using IMAP. The emails will be deleted to help keep the mailbox clean. This will help to verify that the SMTP and IMAP servers are both able to handle the required load and are correctly configured to allow emails to be sent, received and retrieved without any troubles. Objective: To evaluate the ability of the SMTP server to send and receive emails and the ability of the IMAP server to handle the requests to retrieve emails. Setup:www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 69All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 1. Launch your favorite Web browser and connect to the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. Click Start BreakingPoint Systems Control Center once the page loads. 2. In the new window that appears, type your Login ID and Password. Click Login.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 70All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 3. Reserve the required port to run the test. 4. Select Managers  Application Manager to configure a new Super Flow for this test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 71All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 5. Select the Super Flows tab. Locate the BreakingPoint ClientSim SMTP and click the Save As link. 6. Enter Load Generator SMTPIMAP as the name and click the Ok button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 72All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 7. In the Define Actions sections, select the first item and click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 8. In the Conditional Request window, make sure that the first Match field is the only field that has data in it. Delete any other information. Also, make sure that the first Match field has Regex enabled. Once completed, click the Apply Changes button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 73All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 9. Select the third item, Client: Send email and click the Edit the selected parameters button. 10. Change both the Protocol FROM Username and the Protocol RCPT Username to valid email addresses. Click Apply Changes once completed. 11. Click the Create a new flow button in the Define Flows section.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 74All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 12. Using the Server drop-down menu, select SMTP Server. As the SMTP server and the IMAPv4 Server reside on the same system, another server does not need to be created. Using the Protocol drop-down menu, select IMAPv4-Advanced. Click Add Flow. 13. With the newly added flow selected in the Define Actions field using the Action drop-down menu, select Client: Conditional Request. Click Add Action.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 75All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 14. Using the Action drop-down menu select Client: Login and click the Add Action button. 15. Again, using the Action drop-down menu, add another Client: Conditional Requests. 16. Using the Action drop-down menu, select Client: Fetch and click the Add Action button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 76All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 17. Using the Action drop-down menu, select Client: Logout and click the Add Action button. 18. Using the Action drop-down menu, select Server: Bye and click the Add Action button. 19. Locate the first IMAPv4-Advanced action. Click the Edit the selected action parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 77All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 20. Disable the Transaction Flag box and enter * OK in the first Match field and OK in the second. Scroll down to the Mismatch section. Locate Client: Goto in the Actions drop-down menu. Click Add Action.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 78All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 21. Select the newly added action and click Edit the selected action parameters. 22. Change the Goto Action to 11: Logout and click Apply Changes. 23. Again, back in the Conditional Request window, click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 79All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 24. Select the Client: Login action and click the Edit the select action parameters button. 25. Disable Transaction Flag and Starting Tag Value (0 == Random). Enable both Username and Password entering in the correct value for both. Click Apply Changes once completed. 26. Select the third item, Client: Conditional Request and click the Edit the select action parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 80All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 27. Disable Transaction Flag and for the first Match enable Regex and enter [x21-x7f] OK as the value. 28. Scroll down and locate Mismatch. Locate Client: Goto in the Actions drop-down menu. Click Add Action. 29. Select the newly added action and click Edit the selected action parameters.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 81All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 30. Change the Goto Action to 11: Logout and click Apply Changes. 31. In the Conditional Request window, click Apply Changes. 32. Select Client: Fetch from the Define Actions list. Click the Edit the select parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 82All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 33. Enable Message UID (0 == Random) and enter a value of 0. Click Apply Changes once completed. 34. Select Client: Logout from the Define Actions list. Click the Edit the select parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 83All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 35. Disable Command Tag Value (0 == Random) and click Apply Changes once competed. 36. Select Server: Bye from the Define Actions list. Click the Edit the select parameters button. 37. Disable the Command Tag Value (0 == Random) and click Apply Changes once competed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 84All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 38. Click the Save Super Flow button. 39. Select Test  New Test. 40. Under the Test Quick Steps, click Select the DUT/Network.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 85All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 41. In the Choose a device under test and network neighborhood window under the Device Under Test(s) section, verify that BreakingPoint Default is selected. Under Network Neighborhood(s), verify that the newly created one is selected. Click Accept. 42. When prompted about switching Network Neighborhoods because the current setup contains more interfaces, click Yes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 86All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 43. Under Test Quick Steps, click Add a Test Component. 44. In the Select a component type window, click Client Simulator (L7).www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 87All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 45. Under the Information tab enter SMTP IMAP as the name and click Apply Changes. 46. Select the Interfaces tab. Verify that only External Server and Interface 1 Client are enabled. 47. Select the Parameters tab. Several parameters will be changed in this section. The first parameter that needs to be updated is the Minimum data rate. Enter a value of 1000 (if your server supports gigabit Ethernet) and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 88All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 48. The next parameter to be changed is the Steady-State Seconds. Update this to a run time of 2 minutes and click Apply Changes. 49. Next, both Maximum Simultaneous Sessions and Maximum Sessions Per Second will be updated. Enter values that your server is expected to be able to handle and click Apply Changes. 50. The last parameter that needs to be changed is selecting the Super Flow that was created earlier. Using the Super Flow drop- down menu, select Load Generator SMTPIMAP and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 89All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 51. Under Test Quick Steps, select Save and Run. 52. When prompted for a name to save the test as, enter Load Generator SMTP IMAP and click Save. The Summary tab initially will be displayed. A great amount of information is seen on this screen, from the TCP Connection Rate to the Cumulative TCP Connections to the Bandwidth being used.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 90All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 53. Select the Client tab and make sure TCP connections are being established. 54. Once the test completes, a window will appear stating that the test passed. Click Close to continue.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 91All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 55. Log in to the mail server and verify that new mail is present and that it has been opened.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 92All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Load Generator: Sending and Retrieving Email using SMTP and POP3 RFC: • RFC 2060 – Internet Message Access Protocol • RFC 1939 – Post Office Protocol – Version 3 Overview: A new Super Flow will be created that sends emails using the SMTP server. These emails will then be retrieved using POP3. The emails will be deleted to help keep the mailbox clean. This will help to verify that the SMTP and POP3 servers are both able to handle the required load and are correctly configured to allow emails to be sent, received and retrieved without any troubles. Objective: To evaluate the ability of the SMTP server to send and receive emails and the ability of the POP3 server to handle the requests to retrieve emails. Setup:www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 93All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 1. Launch your favorite Web browser and connect to the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. Click Start BreakingPoint Systems Control Center once the page loads. 2. In the new window that appears, type your Login ID and Password. Click Login.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 94All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 3. Reserve the required port to run the test. 4. Select Managers  Application Manager to configure a new Super Flow for this test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 95All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 5. Select the Super Flows tab. Locate the BreakingPoint ClientSim SMTP and click the Save As link. 6. Enter Load Generator SMTPPOP3 as the name and click the Ok button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 96All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 7. In the Define Actions sections select the first item and click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 8. In the Conditional Request window, make sure that the first Match field is the only field that contains data. Delete any other information. Also, make sure that the first Match field has Regex enabled. Once completed, click the Apply Changes button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 97All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 9. Select the third item, Client: Send email and click the Edit the selected parameters button. 10. Change both the Protocol FROM Username and the Protocol RCPT Username to valid email addresses. Click Apply Changes once completed. 11. Click the Create a new Super Flow button in the Define Flows section.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 98All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 12. Using the Server drop-down menu, select SMTP Server. Because the SMTP server and the POP3 Server reside on the same system, there is no need to create another server. Using the Protocol drop-down menu, select POP3-Advanced. Click Add Flow. 13. With the newly added flow selected in the Define Actions section, use the Action drop-down menu and select Client: Conditional Request. Click Add Action once completed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 99All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 14. From the Action drop-down menu, select Client: RETR (Command Loop). Click the Add Action button once completed. 15. Using the Action drop-down menu, select Client: Quit. Once completed click the Add Action button. 16. Select the first POP3-Advanced action and click the Edit the selected action parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 100All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 17. In the Conditional Request window, disable the Transaction Flag and in the first Match field enter +OK. Using the Actions drop-down menu, select Client: Login. Click the Add Action button once completed. 18. Select the newly added action and click the Edit the selected action parameters button. 19. Enable both Username and Constant Password. Enter appropriate values for both. Click Apply Changes once completed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 101All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 20. Click Apply Changes once on the Conditional Request window. 21. Select the RETR (Command Loop) in the Define Actions section. Click the Edit the selected action parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 102All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 22. In the RETR (Command Loop) window, make sure that only Transaction Flag and Number of Messages are enabled. Leave Transaction Flag set to Continue and enter a realistic value for Number of Messages. Click Apply Changes once completed. 23. Nothing needs to be changed with the Client: Quit action. Click Save Super Flow. 24. Select Test  New Test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 103All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 25. Under the Test Quick Steps, click Select the DUT/Network. 26. In the Choose a device under test and network neighborhood window under the Device Under Test(s) section, verify that BreakingPoint Default is selected. Under Network Neighborhood(s), verify that the newly created one is selected. Click Accept.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 104All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 27. When prompted about switching Network Neighborhoods because the current setup contains more interfaces, click Yes. 28. Under Test Quick Steps, click Add a Test Component. 29. In the Select a component type window, click Client Simulator (L7).www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 105All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 30. Under the Information tab, enter SMTP POP3 as the name and click Apply Changes. 31. Select the Interfaces tab. Verify that only External Server and Interface 1 Client are enabled. 32. Select the Parameters tab. Several parameters will be changed in this section. The first parameter that needs to be updated is the Minimum data rate. Enter a value of 1000 (if your server supports gigabit Ethernet) and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 106All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 33. The next parameter to be changed is the Steady-State Seconds. Update this to a run time of 2 minutes and click Apply Changes. 34. Next, both Maximum Simultaneous Sessions and Maximum Sessions Per Second will be updated. Enter values that your server is expected to be able to handle and click Apply Changes. 35. The last parameter that needs to be changed is selecting the Super Flow that was created earlier. Using the Super Flow drop- down menu select Load Generator SMTPPOP3 and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 107All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 36. Under Test Quick Steps select Save and Run. 37. When prompted for a name to save the test as, enter Load Generator SMTP POP3 and click Save. The Summary tab initially will be displayed. A great amount of information is seen on this screen, from the TCP Connection Rate to the Cumulative TCP Connections to the Bandwidth being used.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 108All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 38. Select the Client tab and make sure TCP connections are being established. 39. Once the test completes, a window will appear stating that the test passed. Click Close to continue.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 109All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 40. As the mail was just retrieved and not deleted from the mail server, as is typical with POP3, mail should still reside on the server. Login and check the contents of the inbox and verify that new mail is present and has been opened.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 110All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Load Generator: Using MS SQL to add and query a database Overview: A new Super Flow will be created that adds content into the MS SQL database. This content will then be queried to verify that it has correctly been added into the database. The final part of the Super Flow will delete the content from the database to keep it clean without content. This will help determine whether the configuration is correct and allows addition of content, querying of the content and deletion. Objective: To evaluate the ability of the MS SQL server to handle the addition of new content, queries for content and the deletion of content. Setup:www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 111All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 1. Launch your favorite Web browser and connect to the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. Click Start BreakingPoint Systems Control Center once the page loads. 2. In the new window that appears, type your Login ID and Password. Click Login.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 112All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 3. Reserve the required port to run the test. 4. Select Managers  Application Manager to configure a new Super Flow for this test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 113All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 5. Select the Super Flows tab and locate BreakingPoint ClientSim MS-SQL and click the Save As link. 6. Enter Load Generator MS SQL as the name of the new Super Flow and click Ok.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 114All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 7. Almost everything in this Super Flow has been configured. Changes will have to be made in the Define Actions sections to specify the database and add some new SQL statements. Select the first item, Client: Login Request, and click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 8. In the Login Request window, update the Username, Password and Server Name to match your MS SQL configuration. Also, disable Client Name and Client Application. Click Apply Changes once completed. 9. Select the third item, Client: Conditional Request, and click the Edit the selected actions parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 115All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 10. In the Conditional Request window click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 11. Change the Database Name to a configured database on your MS SQL Server and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 116All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 12. In the Conditional Request window, click Apply Changes. 13. Select the fourth item, Client: Conditional Request, and click the Edit the selected actions parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 117All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 14. In the Conditional Request window, edit the Match field to include your database and then click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 15. Change the SQL Query field to an SQL statement that will update the tables in the database. For example, INSERT INTO bpoint VALUES (‘Rams’, ‘Cardinals’). Once completed, click the Apply Changes button. 16. Using the Actions drop-down menu select Client: Query: Select Request and click the Add Action button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 118All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 17. Select the newly added item and click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 18. Enable the SQL Query field and enter an SQL Select statement to select data from a table. For example: SELECT footballs_ teams, baseball_teams FROM bpoint. Click the Apply Changes button once completed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 119All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 19. From the Conditional Request window, click the Apply Changes button. 20. From the main Super Flow configuration screen, select the sixth item in the Define Actions sections and click the Delete button. Once completed, click Save Super Flow.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 120All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 21. Select Test  New Test. 22. Under the Test Quick Steps, click Select the DUT/Network. 23. In the Choose a device under test and network neighborhood window under the Device Under Test(s) section, verify that BreakingPoint Default is selected. Under Network Neighborhood(s), verify that the newly created one is selected. Click Accept.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 121All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 24. When prompted about switching Network Neighborhoods because the current setup contains more interfaces, click Yes. 25. Under Test Quick Steps, click Add a Test Component. 26. In the Select a component type window, click Client Simulator (L7).www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 122All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 27. Under the Information tab, enter MS SQL as the name and click Apply Changes. 28. Select the Interfaces tab. Verify that only External Server and Interface 1 Client are enabled. 29. Select the Parameters tab. Several parameters will be changed in this section. The first parameter that needs to be updated is the Minimum data rate. Enter a value of 1000 (if your server supports gigabit Ethernet) and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 123All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 30. The next parameter to be changed is the Steady-State Seconds. Update this to a run time of 5 minutes and click Apply Changes. 31. Next, both Maximum Simultaneous Sessions and Maximum Sessions Per Second will be updated. Enter values that your server is expected to be able to handle and click Apply Changes. 32. The last parameter that needs to be changed is selecting the Super Flow that was created earlier. Using the Super Flow drop- down menu select Load Generator MS SQL and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 124All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 33. Under Test Quick Steps, select Save and Run. 34. When prompted for a name to save the test as, enter Load Generator MS SQL and click Save. The Summary tab initially will be displayed. A great amount of information is seen on this screen, from the TCP Connection Rate to the Cumulative TCP Connections to the Bandwidth being used.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 125All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 35. Select the Client tab. This displays information about the client’s connections and if they are successful or not. Verify that connections are successfully being made. 36. Once the test completes, a window will appear stating that the test passed. Click Close to continue.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 126All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 37. Next, select the View the report button. 38. Expand Test Results for MS SQL folder, and then expand the Details folder. Select Response Summary. Determine if the matches were successful or not. 39. On the MS SQL Server, verify that the database contains the data that was pushed to it. If the data is not present, check the SQL statements or the configuration of MS SQL. 40. If multiple tests are going to be performed in the Super Flow, add a delete SQL statement to remove the items from the database.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 127All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing Load Generator: Using MySQL to add and query a database Overview: A new Super Flow will be created that adds content into the MySQL database. This content will then be queried to verify that it has correctly been added into the database. The final part of the Super Flow will delete the content from the database to keep it clean without content. This will help determine that the configuration is correct and allows addition of content, querying of the content, and deletion. Objective: To evaluate the ability of the MySQL server to handle the addition of new content, queries for content and the deletion of content. Setup:www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 128All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 1. Launch your favorite Web browser and connect to the BreakingPoint Storm CTM. Click Start BreakingPoint Systems Control Center once the page loads. 2. In the new window that appears, type your Login ID and Password. Click Login.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 129All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 3. Reserve the required port to run the test. 4. Select Managers  Application Manager to configure a new Super Flow for this test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 130All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 5. Select the Super Flows tab, locate BreakingPoint ClientSim MySQL (Authenticated) and click the Save As link. 6. Enter Load Generator MySQL as the name of the new Super Flow and click Ok.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 131All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 7. Almost everything in this Super Flow has been configured. Changes will have to be made in the Define Actions sections to specify the database and add some SQL statements. Select the first item, Client: Authenticate, and click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 8. In the Authenticate window, enter the correct Database Username and Database Password that your MySQL server is configured to use. Click Apply Changes once completed. 9. Select the second item, Client: Conditional Request, and click the Edit the selected actions parameters button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 132All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 10. In the Conditional Request window, click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 11. Change the SQL Statement field to an SQL statement that will update the tables in the database. For example, INSERT INTO test.bpoint VALUES (‘Giants’, ‘Mets’). Once completed click the Apply Changes button. 12. Using the Actions drop-down menu, select Client: Query and click the Add Action button.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 133All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 13. Select the newly added item and click the Edit the selected actions parameters button. 14. Enable the SQL Statement field and enter an SQL Select statement to select data from a table. For example: SELECT * FROM test.bpoint. Click the Apply Changes button once completed.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 134All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 15. From the Conditional Request window, click the Apply Changes button. 16. From the main Super Flow configuration screen, click the Save Super Flow button. 17. Select Test  New Test.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 135All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 18. Under the Test Quick Steps, click Select the DUT/Network. 19. In the Choose a device under test and network neighborhood window under the Device Under Test(s) section, verify that BreakingPoint Default is selected. Under Network Neighborhood(s), verify that the newly created one is selected. Click Accept.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 136All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 20. When prompted about switching Network Neighborhoods because the current setup contains more interfaces, click Yes. 21. Under Test Quick Steps, click Add a Test Component. 22. In the Select a component type window, click Client Simulator (L7).www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 137All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 23. Under the Information tab enter MySQL as the name and click Apply Changes. 24. Select the Interfaces tab. Verify that only External Server and Interface 1 Client are enabled. 25. Select the Parameters tab. Several parameters will be changed in this section. The first parameter that needs to be updated is the Minimum data rate. Enter a value of 1000 (if your server supports gigabit Ethernet) and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 138All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 26. The next parameter to be changed is the Steady-State Seconds. Update this to a run time of 5 minutes and click Apply Changes. 27. Next, both Maximum Simultaneous Sessions and Maximum Sessions Per Second will be updated. Enter values that your server is expected to be able to handle and click Apply Changes. 28. The last parameter that needs to be changed is selecting the Super Flow that was created earlier. Using the Super Flow drop- down menu select Load Generator MS SQL and click Apply Changes.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 139All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 29. Under Test Quick Steps select Save and Run. 30. When prompted for a name to save the test as, enter Load Generator MySQL and click Save. The Summary tab initially will be displayed. A great amount of information is seen on this screen, from the TCP Connection Rate to the Cumulative TCP Connections to the Bandwidth being used.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 140All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 31. Select the Client tab. This displays information about the client’s connections and if they are successful or not. Verify that connections are successfully being made. 32. Once the test completes, a window will appear stating that the test passed. Click Close to continue.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 141All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 33. Next, select the View the report button. 34. Expand Test Results for MySQL folder, then expand the Details folder. Select Response Summary. Determine if the matches were successful or not. 35. On the MySQL Server, verify that the database contains the data that was pushed to it. If the data is not present, check the SQL statements or the configuration of the MySQL server.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 142All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    • Rethink Server Load Testing 36. If multiple tests are going to be performed add in a delete SQL statement into the Super Flow to remove the items from the database.www.breakingpoint.com© 2005 - 2010. BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The BreakingPoint logo is a trademark of BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. 143All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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