Chapter 9 - Performance Testing Concepts
This chapter introduces performance testing with TestManager. It includes the
About performance testing
Rational TestManager and performance testing
Planning performance tests
Implementing performance tests
Examples of performance tests
Analyzing performance results
For detailed procedures, see the TestManager Help.
About Performance Testing
A performance test helps you determine whether a multiclient system is performing to
defined standards under varying workloads and configurations.
Performance testing is a class of tests implemented and executed to characterize and
evaluate the performance-related characteristics of the tested server such as:
Operational reliability and limits
Different types of performance tests, each focused on a different test objective, are
implemented throughout the software development life cycle.