7.3. Discrete Monitoring Utilities and OS Applets

Although actually monitoring the execution of your load test is covered in detail in Chapters 12, it's important at this stage to select the tools that best meet your monitoring needs. There is nothing more frustrating than spending weeks planning for and executing a series of stress tests only to discover that you never collected the data necessary to prove or show anything of value, or that you missed key baseline metrics! I encourage you to go through the next few pages with the idea that important data can be collected at every layer in the SAP Technology Stack; indeed, looking at your own test plans from this perspective will help ensure you don't miss a key performance metric or throughput ...

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