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Knowledge Base

  1. Quick Start Guide 

    1. Before you begin - Load test preparations
    2. Create a user scenario
    3. Create a test
    4. Analyze and interpret results
    5. What's next?
  2. User scenario 

    1. What is a user scenario?
    2. Simulating realistic load using Load Impact
    3. How do I use the Chrome Extension to record user scenarios?
    4. How does the Auto-generate feature work?
    5. What is the Proxy Recorder and how does it work?
  3. Test configuration 

    1. What is a test configuration?
    2. What are Virtual Users, VUs?
    3. What are Requests Per Second, RPS?
    4. Thresholds
    5. Scheduling tests
  4. Test results 

    1. Test result introduction
    2. How do I interpret test results?
    3. What metrics are reported for a URL?
    4. What does the map show?
    5. How do I interpret the performance trend analysis graph?
  5. User scenario scripting 

    1. Scripting introduction
    2. Load resources
    3. Delay between requests
    4. HTTP Headers
    5. Verifying resource contents
  6. Scripting examples 

    1. HTTP Basic/Digest/NTLM authentication
    2. Simple login using HTTP POST
    3. Advanced login w dynamic data extraction/correlation
    4. Random user login using HTTP POST
    5. Random URL from a data store
  7. Team and Project Management 

    1. Organizations
    2. Projects
    3. Adding Team Members
  8. Monitoring 

    1. Server Monitoring (formerly Server Metric Agents) Tutorial
    2. Monitoring New Relic Metrics While Running a Load Test
    3. How to get your AppDynamics Metrics into Load Impact Test Results
    4. How to Install Server Monitoring Agents (Ubuntu)
    5. How to Install Server Monitoring Agents (CentOS)
  9. Integrations 

    1. Automating load testing with the Load Impact API
    2. Load testing with Postman
    3. Load Testing with Bluemix and Load Impact
    4. Notifications
  10. How to/Tutorials 

    1. How do I test a site where you need to login?
    2. How to never use the same user login twice in a test
    3. Testing a checkout or e-commerce process
    4. How to load test a mobile site or app
    5. How to load test an API
  11. Troubleshooting 

    1. Common problems when running load tests
    2. Why is "VU Load Time" not showing in my results graph?
    3. Test Aborted by System
    4. Running a test that requests a large amount of URLs (500+)
    5. Why doesn't the Proxy Recorder work?
  12. Common issues 

    1. Load Impact’s definition of concepts and terminology
    2. How do you prevent abuse of the service?
    3. Different types of website performance testing
    4. Do the simulated clients in a test cache objects that are loaded?
    5. What Load Zones and IP addresses does Load Impact use to generate load?
  13. Pricing 

    1. How can I get an invoice for the purchase?
    2. Do I get my credits/tests back if a test is aborted?
    3. What are pay-per-test credits used for?
    4. How does the Data Retention subscription work?
  14. Insights (k6) 

    1. Getting Started with k6 tests in Load Impact
    2. Insights Overview
    3. Insights: Performance overview
    4. Insights: Filters
    5. Insights: Breakdown Structure
  15. Case studies 

    1. Case study: ROKKAN
    2. Case study: POSSIBLE
    3. Case study: Brille24
    4. Case study: J. Walter Thompson
    5. Case study: Ushahidi
  16. All articles 

    1. Test result introduction
    2. Load Impact’s definition of concepts and terminology
    3. How can I get an invoice for the purchase?
    4. Common problems when running load tests
    5. How do I test a site where you need to login?
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