Creating a Test Lab Environment

Creating an adequate test lab environment is important to establishing test results that accurately represent the performance you will find in your production environment. In that regard, the mantra for creating your lab environment should be "create a replica of the production environment." In an ideal world, the lab environment would be an exact replica of the production environment, down to the number of servers, the number of client workstations, the load on the network, wide-area network connections, external network links, and the number and variety of applications utilized by the LOB in the organization. In reality, it is impossible to create an environment that is an exact replica of the production ...

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