Alachisoft StorageEdge - Online Documentation

BLOB Stress Tool

 
BLOB Stress Tool allows you to evaluate the performance of SharePoint by simulating the requests of uploading /downloading heavy documents (with or without EBS and RBS). This tool helps to evaluate and monitor SharePoint over-all performance under high transactional environment.
 
To run the StorageEdge BLOB Stress tool, follow these steps:
 
  • Open the BLOB Stress Tool from Start -> All Programs -> StorageEdge -> Admin Tools -> BLOB Stress Tool.
  • When the tool opens, you can Upload or Download documents in a SharePoint lists.
     
 
Note:
  • This application is single threaded. To simulate multiple clients, you need to run this tool on multiple web server front end machines.
  • To use BLOB Stress Tool, you are supposed to log on web server front end machine with the credentials of SharePoint farm administrator.
 
Upload Test:
 
To upload the documents in a list, follow these steps:
  • Select Web Application from drop-down menu.
  • Select site collection from drop-down menu.
  • Select List (in which you are interested to upload the documents) from drop-down menu.
  • You can upload documents using the Upload Test button in two ways:You can either upload the files from a folder using Upload files from a folder option in the Setting section, as shown in figure.
  • Or you can also upload the auto generated files using the option Upload auto generated files. To auto generate the files, you need to specify:Number of files
  • Size of files (KB)
 
 
 
 
 
  • Press Start button to evaluate the results.
  • Following result will be shown to the user.
     
 
Download Test:
 
To download the documents from a list, follow these steps:
  • Select Web Application from drop-down menu.
  • Select site collection from drop-down menu.
  • Select List (from which you are interested to download the documents) from drop-down menu.
  • You can download the documents using the Download Test button.
  • You can also specify the number of times you want to download the documents from the list using Iteration.
  • Press Start button to start the downloading.
     
     
  • Following result will be shown to the user.
     
 
 
Note: This application is single threaded. To simulate multiple clients, you need to run this tool on multiple web server front end machines.
To use BLOB Stress tool, you are supposed to log on WFE machine with the credentials of SharePoint farm administrator.
 
 
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