Testing Behind Firewalls

Tips and Tricks to Master Testing Behind Firewalls

OctoPerf enterprise edition

Get ready to have your very own OctoPerf in house.


I am pleased to announce a very important Milestone in OctoPerf’s history. OctoPerf is releasing it’s Enterprise Edition, an OctoPerf version you can install anywhere and use to run your own tests. It’s been a couple of years since we originally launched OctoPerf and I consider myself lucky to have been part of this adventure. We keep the development pace very high to meet our challenges and are happy now to propose a solution able to deal with high security requirements.

Installing an on premises agent step by step on windows

Installing an on premises agent step by step on windows

Simple tutorial on how to install an OctoPerf on premises agent on windows.


Intro To allow our users to install a local agent and run tests on their private web applications we decided to rely on docker. While Docker is pretty straightforward to install on linux, using it on windows (or Mac through GUI) might prove a bit more complex. That’s why we created this tutorial, there you will find all the steps to install Kitematic and run an OctoPerf On Premises agent.

Cloud testing vs Internal testing

Cloud testing vs Internal testing

When should I run tests from the cloud or from my own machines.


Where should I generate load from? The rise of cloud platforms lead to a major evolution for load and performance testing. Since generating load requires a powerful infrastructure for a short period of time, one might even argue this is the perfect use case. But since we started OctoPerf we had a lot of feedback from users wanting to test from their own machines for a lot of good reasons.

On premises on Windows and Mac OS

On premises on Windows and Mac OS

How to install an on premises agent on Windows and Mac OS.


OctoPerf last update added the possibility to install an On Premises agent to load test from behind your firewall. We already described last week how to configure your on premises agent on a linux machine This week we wanted to show you through a short video focusing on Windows and Mac OS. As you will see we use Kitematic to get docker running. It is pretty straightforward to install and allows OctoPerf On premises agent to run within minutes as on Linux.

On-premise load injectors in 2 min

On-premise load injectors in 2 min

OctoPerf last update lets you add an on-premise provider easily, so you can do load tests behind the firewall.


We are proud to announce that we support On-Premise load testing! What is On-premise load testing? Sometimes, web applications to test are behind firewalls. It may also happen that the application should not be available publicly until in production. Our on-premise feature allows you to test those applications without opening any firewall port. You can now setup a machine to act as a load-generator on your private network. This post explains how to setup an on-premise load-generator within minutes.