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Using Rational Performance Tester Version 7

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 06 March 2008, updated 30 September 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738485675
ISBN-13: 9780738485676
IBM Form #: SG24-7391-00

Authors: David Chadwick, Chip Davis, Mark Dunn, Ernest Jessee, Andre Kofaldt, Kevin Mooney, Robert Nicolas, Ashish Patel, Jack Reinstrom, Kent Siefkes, Pat Silva, Susann Ulrich and Winnie Yeung

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to show customers how Rational processes and products support and enable effective systems testing.

    The book describes how performance testing fits into the overall process of building enterprise information systems. We discuss the value of performance testing and its benefits in ensuring the availability, robustness, and responsiveness of your information systems that fill critical roles for your enterprise.

    Based on years of project experience, we describe the key requirements needed in performance testing tools and how the IBM Rational Performance Tester tool was developed to meet those requirements. We also walk through the choices that we made to steer the tool architecture into using an open source platform as its base with Java as its language to permit ubiquitous platform support.

    This book is structured into two parts:

    Understanding Rational Performance Tester

    Applying Rational Performance Tester to enterprise application testing

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Understanding Rational Performance Tester

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Performance testing process

    Chapter 3. Recording and test generation

    Chapter 4. Test editing and augmentation

    Chapter 5. Test playback and debugging

    Chapter 6. Scheduling tests

    Chapter 7. Results analysis and reporting

    Chapter 8. Resource monitoring

    Chapter 9. Application monitoring

    Part 2. Applying RPT to enterprise application testing

    Chapter 10. Scalability and test agents

    Chapter 11. Testing SAP enterprise applications

    Chapter 12. Testing Citrix application environments

    Chapter 13. Testing with custom Java code

    Chapter 14. Smart Bank: An example of dynamic workload implementation with RTP

    Appendix A. Installation and licensing


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