Want to Stress Test Website with 10,000+ Users? Use WAPT Pro x64 Load Engine

In the previous article about WAPT, we discussed how WAPT Pro performance testing tool can be used for website performance testing. But, if you want to generate much higher load on the website then you must use the x64 Load Engine release from WAPT team. This article and ultimately the testing tool is very useful for performance testers.

This is in fact very crucial for testing time critical applications such as stock management systems which get refreshed every minute and create a huge load on the website as there are thousands of users accessing the website at the same moment. For such applications, stress testing with more than 10,000 users is a basic test requirement.

Want to Stress Test Website with 10,000+ Users_

The WAPT Pro comes with default “Load Agents” functionality to test average load on any website. But, for a high capacity test with more than 10,000 users, we can now leverage the power of x64 Load Engine extension. Each x64 powerful load engine is capable of creating 10k to 50k virtual users depending upon the test options and hardware. This is around 5 times higher than the capacity of a regular load agent.

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x64 Load Engine is similar to Load Agents feature on WAPT Pro installation. The main difference is in the ability of load engine to generate huge load using 64 bit Windows systems. Using one 64-bit server, you can dramatically increase the load testing capacity on the website under test. The x64 Load Engine can be configured in such a way that using slightly high-end hardware you can easily generate more than 100k virtual users’ load on the website.

Assume that you want to stress test your website with 100,000 concurrent virtual users. You can achieve this using 4 servers each with 25,000 virtual users. Setup this load engine on 4 systems and use them concurrently to achieve desired website load. This powerful x64 Load Engine effectively utilizes the available memory resources on 64-bit system architecture.

WAPT Pro x64 Load Engine Installation:

– You can install x64 Load Engine on a 64-bit version of Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7 OS.
– x64 Load Engine works best on following hardware configuration:
Core i5/Phenom or CPU better than this, 8+ GB RAM and Gigabit Ethernet


The link provided below specifies the usage/application, installation and the licensing details of x64 Load Engine:

x64 Load Engine: Execute high capacity load tests with 10’000+ virtual users

How to install:

x64 Load Engine is a WAPT Pro extension so it runs on WAPT Pro tool similar to Load Agents. To use this load engine, you must have WAPT Pro installed first.

You can download and install x64 Load Engine from below mentioned link. After installation, you can start using load engine using the WAPT pro-workplace itself.
Download WAPT Pro x64 Engine.

The above link also enlists Wapt Pro x64 features, operating system requirements, recommended hardware configuration, way to install & uninstall and licensing policy.

x64 Load Engine Pros:

– You can generate almost unlimited virtual users (test load) on Windows 64 system.
– Offers JavaScript supported server response processing.
– Easy to install, learn and configure
Check out below screenshot to know the simplicity of x64 Load Engine Manager:

Load Engine Manager

– No restrictions on the size of used virtual memory

x64 Load Engine Cons:
– No evaluation period available
– Works with WAPT Pro only

Pricing:

X64 Load Engine extension costs around $900 plus some additional charges. You can visit below link hosted by WAPT that provides pricing details: Load testing tool

Conclusion:

As said earlier in my comment, this tool is very useful for performance, stress & load testers. Other testers can get a glimpse of the performance testing scope which is very interesting to work on!

The pricing of the tool is also justifiable if we see it in the light of extraordinary features and testing support it provides.

Useful Reading: The Beginner’s Guide to Web Application Performance Testing using WAPT Pro

Please ask your queries in below comment section. Your feedback is always appreciated!




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15 comments ↓

#1 Shridhar

performance testing is really complex thing and at the same time interesting too.
i tried wapt trial version and liked the way it generate the load.

#2 Mathew

I am working as a manual tester and keen to switch to performance testing. learning various PT tools.
thanks for the info.

#3 sridhar

Is there any listener is available in wapt to see the performance numbers for each request, if server has huge number of loads .

say like, 90,000 users connected to server. want to see the one user response time for server.

#4 Sunil

Thanks for this blog,
Please post some real time testcase to do load testing on any application.

#5 Hina Nimavat

Hi i am Hina,
i would request u pls any1 send me Interview question for manual testing,QC,QTP,Bugzilla pls… with answer…i have interview 2mrw…. so pls send me.. evn pls tel me wht is checklist???
pls..
my email id is nimavathina1990@gmail.com,nimavathina@gmail.com

i am new to dis site so pls help me…

THANK U…

#6 Hina Nimavat

if possible evn send me sample test cases…. pls

i really need help…

#7 Eugenia Yakhnin

Thanks for sharing knowledge. I used your articles as Performance Testing Guidance.

#8 Sunil

More informative, explained very clearly it is very help full… thanQ very much for good post.

#9 Prashant

Hi, I am exploring tools to perform Stress/Load testing on Database. Just wanted to check whehter this tool support the functionality to perform load testing on Database. I have explored benchmark tool called Swingbench, but it supports only Oracle and TimesTen database. And also there is no support provided. It will be helpful if anyone can suggest any other tool to get my job done.

#10 Vasanth

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#11 Altaqaf

Hi,

Can we install it 32 bit with window OS or provide me minimum installation requirement and is it open source or paid service?

Regards
altaqaf

#12 Abrar Tararr

Hi all…
i m doing manual testing of web applications in a pvt company for 2,3 months. Unfortunately i have no senior to guide me…
I need some practical test scenarios & Test cases (for guidance purpose).
would any of you like to help me? plzz send me some test cases on the following id…i’ll be vry thankful…
abrar.ste@gmail.com

#13 Sandeep

I am very experienced performance tester, i was looking for a low cost solution load testing tool. This is best in the industry. I am very happy with the product features…great going guys….Spend on marketing this product it would be great success.

#14 kiruthika

i have to learn about testing.i need to get the material .which is useful to get a job.send the book vijay to my mail id :kirthiinfotech23@gmail.com

#15 Amol

hi, can any provide me guidelines for load runner

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