This graph shows the number of new and reused SSL Connections (y-axis) opened in each second of the load test scenario (x-axis). An SSL connection is opened by the browser after a TCP/IP connection has been opened to a secure server.
Elapsed time since the start of the run.
Number of SSL Connections
Reduce SSL connections
Creating a new SSL connection entails heavy resource consumption. Therefore, you should try to open as few new SSL connections as possible. Once you've established an SSL connection, you should reuse it. There should be no more than one new SSL connection per Vuser.
In cases where you reset TCP connections between iterations (VuGen Runtime Settings > Browser Emulation node > Simulate a new user on each iteration), you should have no more than one new SSL connection per iteration.