9.2. Real-World Low-Level Technology Stack Test Input and Mixes

Although we have looked at a number of input data and test mixes at the highest application levels, the insight only made possible from real-world low-level examples should help lay to rest any lingering questions as to the value of your input data in executing a stress test. The next few sections detail specific stress tests from an input data perspective, identifying goals and how specific stress-test tools help achieve those goals along the way.

9.2.1. Input Required for Testing Server Hardware

Many testing tools designed to validate the performance of your server platforms require little if any formal input. CheckIt requires nothing other than installation on the local machine, ...

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