Benchmark my VPC

Posted: January 29, 2010  |  Categories: BizTalk BizTalk Server 2006 R2 BizTalk Server 2009 Uncategorized
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My colleague Gijs (BizTalk MVP) pointed me towards benchmark tool for BizTalk. This wizard checks the performance of your BizTalk Server installation using pre-existing scenarios and validates it against some known results. I thought I will give it a spin on my VPC (sandbox BizTalk 2009 environment with SQL Server 2008 Enterprise and Windows 2008 Enterprise). Installation process is describe on this blogpost. Run script:

Install Bench

If follow up the rest of process and you have your Benchmark tool set to go. Start Wizard, give correct database name, let check prerequisites and select a scenario:

Scenario Wizard

In this case a Single Server Installation with orchestration with singel messagebox.

Scenario Wizard 2

Scenario Wizard 3

Fill in details (server name, test duration), start Indigo service.

Scenario Wizard 4 

Test service:

Scenario Wizard 5

Run the test:

Scenario Wizard 6

and then finally the results as test is running:

Scenario Wizard 7

Scenario Wizard 8

This test runned inside my VPC, with 1024 Mb memory and 1 CPU (Centrino Vpro Dual Core). Test did succeed completly:

Scenario Wizard 9

I finished with report that creates PDF for you. I must say I am very pleased with this tool, easy to install and to setup tests via a scenario. Of course this is just a single machine and representative for a real scenario (i.e. High availability). I will use it again soon when I am going to set a high available environment (clustered SQL 2008, two BizTalk instances).

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Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.

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