4.6.10 Stress Validation
Stress Validation is normally performed
on the agent to identify whether its status continues to be alive even
after strenuous testing. To test the stability of the agent, SNMP Agent
Tester, sends asynchronous requests to a specific OID continuously for
a specific period of time. After this, SNMP Agent Tester waits for a specified
time. Then SNMP Agent Tester sends a specified number of normal requests
to check if the agent responds properly after the strenuous testing. If
the agent does not respond, the agent status is declared "Not Responding".
Involved in Stress Validation
To perform stress testing
on your agent, follow the steps given below:
you can see the number of requests sent and the status of the agent in
the Stress Report.
- Create a project.
- Provide the agent information.
- Load the required MIBs.
Stress from the project tree to open
the Stress Validation panel.
the following parameters:
and specify a scalar and/or table column OID. Clicking the "..." button will open
the Choose OID dialog with all
the scalar / table OIDs of the loaded MIBs listed. For table OIDs you
can specify the instance, if required, by clicking the Instance
for OID button.
the duration, in seconds, for sending requests. The default value is 10.
the time, in seconds, that the SNMP Agent Tester has to wait, to check
whether the agent is alive or not. The default value is 2.
the number of requests that has to be sent to verify the agent's status.
The default value is 5.
the type of requests that has to be sent.
Stress Validation to begin validation.
the Validation Reports
clear the Stress Report, select the Stress node and then select Reports --> Clear Reports --> Clear Stress
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