I'm interested in the eValid server loading solution but, what is the meaning of the "Serve" command?
A good question LWoods thanks for asking.
In server loading mode, an eValid "master copy" launches a series of sub-processes, each of which runs a particular script against the website under test.
It could the the same test, or any mix of different tests.
Then, possibly using multiple machines or a grid structure, you collect information from each playback to use in assessing the effect of
load on the server.
To make this more flexible -- to accommodate a wide range of types of experiments -- we provided three modes of operation that can be varied as to the amount of detail delivered to the browser:
The command is:
Serve [ FULL | TEXT | URL ]
There are three possible options:
Sever FULL: Normal, full browser output.
Sever TEXT: No Images are requested through HTTP or rendered.
Sever URL: Only the base page is returned, with NO other HTTP requests
The TEXT mode is probably best if you have a very work-intensive web page for the server, because shipping image files around is not that "server heavy".
The URL mode may be valuable when you are studying how the channel between your browser (simulated user) and the server is acting.
Hope this helps.
-- eValid Support