Steve Fenton

JMeter throughput shaping tip

Here is a quick tip about JMeter’s throughput shaping capability, when using the [email protected] Throughput Shaping Timer.

If you want to test, for example, 8 messages per second, the Throughput Shaping Timer will adjust the rate to make sure that:

  1. You send no more than 8 messages per second on average
  2. You send no less than 7 messages per second on average

So if the aim of your testing is to ensure you can handle 8 messages per second as a minimum, you need to enter 9 messages per second in your throughput shaping timer.

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