11.6. Stress-Test Monitoring Considerations

If you've ever run through a series of performance tests only to discover afterwards that you failed to gather the right performance data to quantify whether your system's performance is improving or deteriorating (oh wait, I'm the only one who has ever done that), you already understand how important it is to assemble and then execute a sound monitoring strategy. I've been in this situation more times than I care to remember. But it helped solidify in my head long ago the need to formally approach how I monitor stress-test runs or performance-improvement projects. And out of this experience came a multipronged approach to monitoring that essentially mirrors the SAP Technology Stack while adding a few ...

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