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Zones and Load Generator hosts

In This Section

Overview

Add Load Generators

All zones settings

Single zone settings

Advanced host configuration

See Also

Test settings

Scenarios

Duration policy

Load variation policy

Population advanced parameters

Scenario advanced settings

Overview

A Load Generator is a program that simulates the application's users. Each NeoLoad Controller embeds a Load Generator. Load Generators may be installed as separate programs on other machines.

A zone is a group of Load Generators defined usually by their geographic location. Load Generators on WAN and LAN networks, or those in Europe and in the US may be grouped together.

The Load Generators group box shows all Load Generators detected.

Load Generators icons rely on the following graphic charter:

Icon

Description

Meaning

Green bullet

The Load Generator is running.

Padlock

The Load Generator is running and the connection is secured.

For more information, see Encryption.

Red bullet

The Load Generator is unavailable because the Load Generator machine or the Load Generator Agent is unreachable.

Orange bullet

The Load Generator Agent needs to be upgraded. Its version is different from the version of the Controller.

For more information, see Automatically update Load Generators.

Crossed mobile

The Load Generator does not support WAN emulation.

For more information, see WAN emulation.

Processing

The Cloud Load Generator is restarting.

Warning

The connection with the Cloud Load Generator machine is lost. It is necessary to check the firewall and other network devices configuration—the port 443 must be opened.

For more information, see Prerequisites.

Warning: Before running a test, it is strongly advised to close the antivirus installed on the Load Generator machine. Keeping the antivirus alive may alter the relevancy of the test results.