When you have made the initial investment in a stress test, and have the infrastructure and scripts in place to accurately simulate how your production environment will behave after Go-Live, it’s very tempting to take this investment one step further and begin doing some additional value-add or just plain out-of-scope stress testing. In my experience, the most common additional test-runs performed outside of the core goal-driven testing include
Playing “what if,” like losing an application server to see the impact that its absence has on load balancing
Verifying that your failover solution works as advertised, and ensuring that specific failover scenarios operate as expected.
Ramping up the system to reflect excessive ...