[Benchmarking] GUI access to the JMeter machine (again)

Andrea Aime aaime at opengeo.org
Thu Aug 12 05:14:08 EDT 2010

since we are about to start using JMeter what about
someone answers this mail I sent August 3? ;-)

This year the network connecting to the server is
faster and we can probably make some run from our
machines just to check how the results look like
(something we could not do last year) and then
run the benchmarks form a ssh session on a terminal.
However I'm wondering if everybody is comfortable
doing that (thinking about the teams that setup
the server only on Windows, how comfortable are they
to use a linux terminal?)



today I've had a quick peek at trying to run jmeter over
ssh with X forwarding (with and without compression).

The benefit of running from the GUI is that one can see the
actual images returned from each request, which is something
we really missed last year.

With the installed OpenJDK it would not start within a couple
of minutes (past that waiting time I just gave up).

With a Sun JDK 1.6.0_21 it starts within some seconds (10
or so) but it's quite hard to use due to the high delay
in response.

Wondering if there is a better way:
- tightvnc
- nomachine NX server

I've used he latter (only as a client though) as it's quite convenient.
The free download is limited to two concurrent graphical sessions,
which should fit our needs.



Andrea Aime
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