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Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials by Tanuj Khare

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Web server benchmarking

Now we know how to troubleshoot problems and find potential solutions in the systems. There is one more point left to discuss, Web server benchmarking. Without discussing this topic, troubleshooting in Tomcat 7 cannot be marked as complete. It's a process through which we gauge the performance of a web server, also known as Load testing. In this process, we run the server virtually on a heavy load and estimate the real-time performance. This process is very useful if we want to do capacity planning for the web server. There are many tools available for performing load testing on the server such as ApacheBench (ab), JMeter, LoadRunner, OpenSTA, and so on. Let's discuss the commonly used open source tools such as ApacheBench ...

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