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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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Third-Party Tools

Load Generation Tools

This chapter focused on the WAS tools that can be used for performance testing and monitoring. Those of you familiar with the performance tuning process will notice at least one significant omission from the list of WAS tools—a client load generator. There are a number of tools available that provide load generation and monitoring capability. These range from “freeware” or “shareware,” such a JMeter and Apache Bench[18] from Apache (http://www.apache.org) and Siege (http://bob.joedog.org/siege/index.php), to commercially available tools, such as Rational Suite Performance Studio (http://www-306.ibm.com/software/rational/) and LoadRunner from Mercury Interactive (http://www.mercuryinteractive.com/products/loadrunner/ ...

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