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Hardware Requirements?
04-18-2011, 12:32 AM
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RE: Hardware Requirements?
1 - The web server barely needs any resources. Most of the work it does is when you actually view a test result (generating waterfalls, thumbnails, etc). The analyzing is done on the test agents. If you can, Linux seems to do a lot better with the image manipulating than Windows for some reason but both work fine.

2 - When you are doing video capture, it depends heavily on the site you are measuring because a screen shot is stored (low resolution) for each time the screen changes. Your best bet is to measure for your use case and extrapolate. The space for video capture dwarfs the space used by the test data so it isn't something I can estimate easily.

3 - For the XP VM's, I usually allocate 512MB Ram and just enough disk space to install the OS and give it a little working room (8GB or so).

4 - For Windows 7 I allocate 1GB of RAM and 12GB HDD.

5 - No, the agents are stateless and don't consume much disk space beyond the initial install (just some working files and browser cache). Once the results are uploaded everything is nuked locally.

FWIW, the Chrome (and Firefox) agents can run on the same machine as the IE testing (the software makes sure it is only running one of them at a time) so you don't need new VM's for those unless you want dedicated capacity.


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Hardware Requirements? - nitucker - 04-17-2011, 01:11 PM
RE: Hardware Requirements? - pmeenan - 04-18-2011 12:32 AM
RE: Hardware Requirements? - nitucker - 04-20-2011, 03:43 AM
RE: Hardware Requirements? - pmeenan - 04-20-2011, 04:54 AM

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