12.2. Pre-Test-Run Preparation

Before an individual test run or test case is executed, a number of activities may need to take place, and specific conditions may need to be satisfied. To be sure that I don't forget to perform one of these pre-test-run tasks, I make sure my execution checklist reflects even the smallest of details, discussed next.

12.2.1. Prepare Your Execution Checklist

Given the execution checklist's dual roles of encouraging consistency and promoting good test runs by helping to ensure nothing is missed during startup, ramp up, execution, and ramp down, it should be no surprise that I keep harping on the value it provides. In the previous chapter, I walked through customizing this checklist to fit a specific stress test's needs. ...

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