System level test of service-based systems by automated and dynamic load
Load generation is a suitable concept for system level test of complex systems. We present a novel approach especially for service based systems. Test scenarios are defined as inputs and describe a quantification of the wanted load to a service. A test-automation component partitions and distributes these abstract load values to a set of clients. These clients execute service requests to generate the calculated load. Since the partition and distribution are done during the test runtime, it can handle a dynamic set of clients with fluctuating resources. The proposed framework will be able to test a wide range of systems. It is aimed to run system level tests under laboratory and field test conditions.
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