Loadium, in brief, is a pipeline tool that allows you to command remote servers to send requests to your system. These remote servers are physically located in many places around the world, and with Loadium's Geolocation feature, it is possible to select the desired location to receive requests from. Moreover, the location that is chosen for the servers might have impact on the test depending on the configuration or the location of the receiving servers.
Why is it important
One important reason to utilize geolocation feature could be the location of the receiving server. For example, if the receiving server is located in Asia, the geolocation for requesting servers advised to be selected close to Asia, otherwise the average connection time (the time that it takes a request to reach to receiving server) will be higher than usual. This situation might cause the test to be executed slower, affecting it negatively.
Another reason to utilize geolocation could be using multi location feature to distribute the incoming heavy traffic to achieve more natural, realistic test. Moreover, besides achieving a realistic test, receiving traffic from multiple locations could be more friendly with the ISP's and server configurations. Because sometimes, ISP's or the server's configurations (load balancer etc.) might not act as expected (ISP's might interpret it as DDoS situation, or the load balancer could not distribute the requests properly) if it's coming from only one location.
How to use it
After you select your test type from "New Test" page, you will be presented with Geolocation configuration at the lower section of the page.
Here, you will be able to select the desired region, and the amount for the load engines.
Multiple regions can be added to the configuration.
One thing to note here is that your total engine count in the "Geolocation" section must be equal to the engine count in "Configuration" section.
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