Case Study: Scaling an ASP.NET Web Application on IIS 6.0

The following case study illustrates how to monitor and tune IIS 6.0 for improved performance and scalability. In this study, network administrators in a fictional company, Contoso, were getting ready to roll out a new Web application for the purpose of selling books online. The application code had been extensively tested, but performance and scalability statistics were still unknown. To gather performance and scalability metrics, the administrators stress-tested the site by using the Microsoft Web Capacity Analysis Tool (WCAT).

Stress testing helps administrators locate performance and scalability bottlenecks in their Web application installation. By using a tool such as WCAT or the Microsoft ...

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