Amazon Web Services (AWS) just introduced the next generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) burstable general-purpose instances, T3. Amazon says that “T3 instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources and are designed to provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst above the baseline when needed.” See the AWS announcement for details. RedLine13 supports T3 instances for all RedLine13 pricing levels. In addition, RedLine13 is announcing support for R5Read More →

Pro Tip - Expert Terrain

In this example we will show how to extract AWS instances parameters using JSR223 Sampler on JMeter. In addition, you will learn how to run bash command scripts on remote linux servers using JMeter. This is a JMeter Pro Tip that can save you time.   In some cases it is necessary for the load test to send a linux command to  the remote linux server. For example, after completing a load test and before retesting again youRead More →

AWS EC2 Instance Types

Which AWS EC2 Instance Type Will Work Best for your Load Test? Before performing a load test, you need to determine the right AWS EC2 instance type. Instance types comprise various combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity and give you the flexibility to choose the appropriate mix of resources for your applications. There of course cost implications for which we discus estimation of those in a related  post.  In this blog post we willRead More →

RedLine13 Partners - AWS Advanced Technology Partner

RedLine13 is proud to announce that we have met the AWS requirements and are part of the AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Tier for Amazon load testing tools.  That includes being recognized as a SAAS Partner and also part of the AWS Marketplace. Which makes RedLine13 an AWS Advanced Technology Partner. Read about RedLine13’s open architecture. We provide an easy, accessible, and cheap means for load testing. Precisely tune and control your cloud load agents forRead More →

A question sometimes comes up: can you load test an AWS hosted site, that uses products such as AWS WAF, AWS CloudFront, and the AWS Elastic Container Service, with AWS Load Generators? The concern is that AWS networking may optimize routes and utilize internal large network pipes, etc.  The premise is that that will render the results inaccurate compared to real world results. Let’s look at Load Testing AWS from AWS and what you need toRead More →