Gatling Load Test Guide

Creating a Gatling test is a straightforward process.

You should choose the “Create Gatling Test” option on the main screen.

There is one main step to follow in creating a Gatling test.

Step 1: Basic Settings

  • Test Name is a mandatory field as it will be in the name you will see when you go to “Tests” menu.

  • Project is an optional field that allows you to assign your tests to a specific project in order to group them.

  • Upload File field lets you upload Gatling files. Whenever a test is saved, newly added files are uploaded to our servers. In case there’s an update, Loadium will automatically update the files by matching them with their file name.

Note: At least one Gatling file is mandatory to save a performance test project.

  • Split CSV File: Select this option to split your CSV data into engines uniquely. You can find more detailed information about this feature here.

  • Gattling Version: Choose the Gattling version where you implemented your test scripts.

  • Sandbox Test: If you just want to make sure that your system is ready for testing, or your script is properly working, you can enable this option. Enabling sandbox test will limit the test configuration to the minimum, and running a test while this option is enabled will not cost as a test count.

Settings Performance Test Parameters

Performance test parameters can be configured in your Gatling scripts. Loadium allows you to choose the number of servers to generate load.

Engine Count: This parameter lets you create engines on Loadium’s servers. The parameter is 1 by default. You can change it according to your subscription type.

Geolocation: In order to create a realistic performance test, tests are needed to be run on different geolocations. Loadium lets you select geolocation according to your performance needs. When a network is chosen, engines will be generated in that particular region and all requests will come from that region. You can find more detailed information about Geolocation here.

Network Type: Loadium lets you choose different network types to simulate network behavior by imitating the bandwidth and network delays. They all have different bandwidth and network delay values. In case nothing is selected, by default Wifi is set to all engines. You can find more detailed information about Network Types here

Note: You can write a note for your test which you can access later.

Send Email: In case you would like to be notified by e-mail after the test ends, you can enable this feature.

Dedicated IP

If the system that is going to be tested has access limitations such as a firewall or DDoS protection, you can rent static IP’s and whitelist them to allow Loadium to perform load test on the system. Enabling this option will run the test with the rented dedicated IP’s. To rent dedicated IP’s, please contact our support. You can find more detailed information about Dedicated IP’s here.

Enjoy Gatling Tests!

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