You have some tests to run and a limited amount of credits to make them happen. How do you best leverage the Sprint and the Rush? What is the difference between the two, and how are they going to help me prepare my web app for what’s ahead?
When you’re done reading this article, you’ll be able to load test your site with confidence, knowing that you’re getting the most out of your Blitz credits.
There’s always that nervous tension that comes about whenever you’re about to spend something of value. When economic strings are tied to a task, you want to ensure that you’re getting the most mileage out of each action you take. No one wants to look back at a job and say “I could have done better,” or “I wish I had done that differently.” We understand that here at Spirent, and we want to help you get the most Blitz for your buck.
How To Best Leverage Sprints And Rushes
Now we’re going to give you a tactical strategy for attacking your website with virtual users from multiple locations all at once to test your scalability. Ready? Let’s go:
Step One: The Sprint
Sprints are like having your own personal reconnaissance team. Use the Sprint to check to see if your endpoint or resource is valid, and that you’ve configured your request, request headers, and cookie correctly. In short, you can use the Sprint, free of charge, to make sure your Rush is ready for take-off. The Sprint will help you ensure your credits will be of good use when you spend them on a Rush.
Step Two: The Rush
Now that you have your settings configured and functioning properly in your Sprint, Rushing is as simple as hitting the “replay” button. From here, you will be able to change your Sprint to a Rush and adjust your settings to the standards of your final test. You can run your configured Rush as a one-time load test, or schedule it to recur on a regular or irregular basis.
Step Three: The Results
Now that you’ve laid the groundwork with a Sprint, hit “replay,” and run a Rush on your web app, it’s time to take a look at the results. After you’ve run your test, you can see in-depth analytics on the performance of your web app under the conditions of your test(s).
By tactically Sprinting first and Rushing second, you can “look before you leap” and ensure that you squeeze every last drop of Blitzing power out of those wonderful credits. Get the results you’re looking for efficiently, and Sprint before you Rush.
Running low on credits? Pick up more credits here.