One of the most difficult items to put together as part of a performance testing effort is a model of the existing load on the system. What business processes are common? How many users are involved? What is the maximum observed load today? This seminar discusses how to identify objective sources of data in your enterprise and how to analyze that data to arrive at a load model for use for performance testing efforts.
Five questions to ask to identify the objective data source for any business process
Key individuals who can grant you access to the data you need
How to use information already collected by your web server to map out the most common paths for users on your site (including demo of how to process a web log)
Identification of open source and commercial tools to help you distill information from objective data sources into a form you can use to build your load model.