Using Distributed Replay to load test your SQL Server–Part 1

This is the first part of a two part series where I explain how to use the new Distributed Replay functionality in SQL Server 2012. The first part covers setup and the second one covers the usage.

Have you decided to migrate SQL Server to a newer version? Would you like to test the load on the new SQL Server? How can you create a load on the new SQL Server? Do you need to develop a multi threaded application to simulate load on SQL Server? Using a new feature of SQL Server 2012, called Distributed Replay, it is so simple to simulate load on a SQL Server for testing purposes.

I posted this article to Microsoft SQL PFE site and it can be found from there

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mspfe/archive/2012/11/08/using-distributed-replay-to-load-test-your-sql-server-part-1.aspx