Scheduling by Scenario or Group

After you have designed a manual scenario, you can schedule the participating Vuser groups/scripts to run as part of a scenario schedule.

You can schedule all the groups/scripts to run together on one schedule, or you can define a separate schedule for each Vuser group.

Scheduling By Scenario

When you schedule by scenario, LoadRunner runs all the Vuser groups participating in the scenario simultaneously. That is, the schedule defined for running the scenario is applied to all the Vuser groups concurrently, and LoadRunner applies each action proportionately to all the Vusers groups.

For example, take a scenario that includes 3 participating Vuser groups as follows:

Group Name
Number of Vusers
Group1
10
Group2
20
Group3
30
Total
60

When scheduling by scenario, if the schedule instructs LoadRunner to load 30 Vusers when it starts running, LoadRunner loads a proportional number of Vusers from each group as follows:

Group Name
Number of Vusers
Group1
5
Group2
10
Group3
15
Total
30

Note: The same principle applies when viewing the scenario in percentage mode.

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Scheduling By Vuser Group

Note: For scenarios in Vuser group mode only.

When you schedule by Vuser group, each Vuser group participating in the scenario runs on its own separate schedule. That is, for each Vuser group, you can specify when to start running the Vuser group, how many Vusers in the group to start and stop running within specified time intervals, and how long the group should continue running.

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