Monitoring Load Generators

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Should we monitor the Load Generators during a Load test? If so, why and what counters should we monitor?

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Yes, you should always add the following monitor counters for each Load Generator and the Controller machine during a load test. This will ensure that you are not overloading your Load Generators or the Controller's system resources and the cause of a bottleneck or failures in a test.

This is a minimum monitor set for Load Generators and the Controller. Use as a minimum, the following counters:

* Memory -- Available Mbytes
* Processor -- %Processor Time _Total
* System -- Process Queue Length
* Physical Disk -- Current Disk Queue Length _Total
* Private bytes of the mmdrv process, to keep track of its memory consumption

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