Load Testing – Network Impersonation

Load tests in Visual Studio Team Edition for Testers provide development teams with a way to see how an application acts under various sorts of user load. Network impersonation simulates users accessing the application using a mix of network connections. This allows testers to simulate load more realistically.

Each load test has a set range of parameters called a scenario that determines the conditions for the load test. When specifying the network mix for a load test, testers can specify various types of network connections, such as 28.8k modem, LAN, or T1, and the proportion of simulated users with that connection type.

To configure network impersonation, create a new load test in the Solution Explorer in Visual Studio 2005 and specify network mix settings in the New Load Test Wizard.

Specifying a network mix for a load test