OctoPerf 11.9 is available, featuring new Azure on demand load generators, updated JMeter and setup/teardown actions
Introduction Here we are for yet another new release of OctoPerf. We’ve actually released two minor versions since the last update post, but this time we will also release a long awaited feature, Microsoft Azure on demand load generators!
We kept it in our beta version for a while since we wanted to be absolutely sure it can be used for proper testing. We are quite satisfied with it at the moment, but note that the agent startup time is much longer on azure than on other providers, you should expect to wait a few more minutes if you are using it.
OctoPerf 11.7 is available, with new pacing/throughput options, improved load agent monitoring, dynatrace integration and many smaller features
Introduction This new release of OctoPerf brings a lot of long awaited features. This is all based on your feedback, so make sure to let us know what you would like to see in OctoPerf next!
Of course we have a few plans of our own for the future, but I strongly believe that a good software can only result from a good collaboration between users and developers.
Improvements Pacing your execution Throughput If you ever had to execute a load test campaign you are probably aware that it’s not only a question of concurrent users, you also need to define the execution rate of each user.
OctoPerf 11.6 is available, with new automatic SLAs, improved administration for enterprise customers and increased usability with many small quality of life features
Improvements JMeter 5.2.1 In december, we updated OctoPerf to use the latest JMeter version. Although, as a minor version, it doesn’t bring a lot of new features, it is always better to stay up to date with the latest bugfixes. We had to implement a small change in OctoPerf because JMeter now properly enforces the cache control headers in every situation. To avoid any confusion, cache control headers have now been disabled by default in OctoPerf:
OctoPerf 11 is available, with modular design, tagging and improved user administration for our Enterprise customers.
Improvements Modular design One of the things we always wanted to handle in OctoPerf is modular design. In JMeter you can use test fragments. So far when you imported fragments in OctoPerf their content was just duplicated over the original Include controller or Module controller.
But now not only can you import your modular design from JMeter but you can also create it directly in OctoPerf: A fragment virtual user can be seen as a library of functions.
OctoPerf 10.6 is out, you can now connect OctoPerf to your own Microsoft Azure account and use Gitlab CI to run tests, and of course many quality of life improvements.
Improvements Microsoft Azure We are pleased to announce that you can now connect your own Microsoft Azure account to OctoPerf This way OctoPerf starts agents automatically for you inside your Azure environment exactly the same way we do with AWS. It’s a neat option to avoid permanent firewall rules or load agents. Also Azure provides a large number of datacenters. As usual it is also available with your OctoPerf free account.
See the benefits of an application performance management tool like Instana and a performance testing tool like OctoPerf collaborating for better performance.
Today we have a look at the added value you get by using a combination of load testing and APM. Our tool of choice at OctoPerf is Instana, because we share a lot of common values. To put it short we both have a huge focus on ease of use and docker oriented platforms. I think it makes this collaboration even more relevant for our users.
Anyway, as you probably know OctoPerf is oriented toward running realistic tests as easily as possible.
OctoPerf 10.4 is out and the focus this time is on error reporting a new report item and an overhaul of error details. Oh and I almost forgot the upgrade to JMeter 5.1.1!
We’ve received a lot of feedback around the way we report errors during the tests. First we only stored the first 100 errors per load generator to avoid having too many. And because of this, many of you were not able to analyse issue happening after a while. This can be frustrating if you want to understand what’s going on at that stage. That’s the reason behind the two main features of this release:
History of changes made to the OctoPerf GUI to keep it simple while adding features during the last 6 months. A few tricks that helped us triple our conversion rate!
OctoPerf is a SaaS load testing solution.
A load test simulates a number of predefined virtual users, to validate the application for an expected load of concurrent users. Applications tested range from company intranets to e-commerce websites. This type of test makes it possible to highlight the sensitive and critical points of a technical architecture. It also allows measuring the impact on the servers, the bandwidth required on the network, etc.
New logo, templates, remote control your virtual users and a lot of new cool integrations to start the year off right with OctoPerf 10.
It has been a few months since the last update post and as you will see we have been quite busy. Let’s not waste any time and look first into the most obvious change of them all.
New logo Some of you may have already noticed that we updated our logo last week. A simpler text logo like we had before did not feel fitting anymore. The new Octo-rocket logo will take our favorite octopus higher than never before.
A big focus on the network with this new version of OctoPerf with enhanced proxy support and IP spoofing as the key features.
Since our last post about OctoPerf 9.4, we’ve been working on a lot of different subjects. As usual, you can find all the details in our changelog, but let’s have a look at the key improvements.
IP Spoofing IP Spoofing is a technique used to impersonate another computing system. In performance testing it is interesting when you face a load-balancer or anti DDOS mechanism that requires each virtual user to have a different IP.