6.6. SAP API–Aware Application Layer Load-Testing Tools

The three companies previously discussed with regard to their functional and single-unit load-testing products offer the three most robust load-testing applications for SAP as well. Note that because these products do not simply “emulate” an SAP client connection, there's great value that can be obtained from using them for load testing. You can, for instance, prove that your network infrastructure is up to snuff, that a particular desktop or laptop configuration meets a company's needs, or observe how well a proposed back-end system change handles a known baseline workload. Of course, realistic testing implies not only that an appropriate test infrastructure is in place, but that it is ...

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