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I'm looking for a simple way to execute stress tests on a new SP 2010 farm.

The SP Administrator toolkit page says that it an use SP 2007 logs to create the load test, for use in upgrade scenarios.

I'm not sure to understand the purpose of this toolkit, and especially, I'm wondering if I can use this toolkit to create from scratch load tests. If not, what are my options ?

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If you have Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate you can do performance testing against an entire farm - Read here for more: http://www.martinhatch.com/2010/09/forays-into-sharepoint-2010-performance.html

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You could write your own stress test application that creates sites, pages and list -uploads documents and so on. You could use PowerShell or the object model. Shouldn't be too much work to do.

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not sure to understand... you are talking about creating an app (or script) that performs scenarios ?? –  Steve B Mar 23 '11 at 9:20
    
moreover, writing myself such an application is not a good idea. tests load frameworks can manage actual user scenarios : roles, number of users per roles, scenarios with latency between clicks, requesting pages AND associated resources, etc. I don't have the pretension to be able to write such an application myself (actually, it will be more expansible than using something in place) –  Steve B Mar 23 '11 at 9:48
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OK, if you have the need for a more complex tool (user scenarios, roles, etc) you surely wont do it yourself. Since I dont know the SP Admin Toolkit I can only point to Visual Studio Testing Tools (msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb385902(v=vs.90).aspx) –  AlexPoint Mar 23 '11 at 10:52

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