Setting up clients and servers for Server.Load

To use Server.Load, install the Domino® server on the server under test (SUT) and install the Domino® Administration client and the Server Load Utility on each client.

To set up a Server Under Test (SUT)

  1. Make sure that:
    • The Domino® server is installed and operational
    • The server has adequate RAM, approximately 512KB per simulated user (thread) across all clients used in the test
  2. Make sure that you have Administrator access, Create database access, and access to run unrestricted LotusScript® and Java agents.
  3. Make sure that the Server, Replicator, Router, and Update tasks are running on the Domino® server. Run additional tasks as required for individual tests.
  4. Enable performance monitoring on the Domino® server by issuing the Show Perf command.
  5. Use Domino® Designer to copy the file NAMAGENT.NSF to the Domino® Directory. This file contains agents that you use to set up and change workloads.
  6. Disable all screen savers.

To set up a client

If you use multiple clients in a test, they all must have the identical hardware setup, and you must complete the following procedure on each.

  1. Make sure that:
    • The Domino® Administration client and Server.Load are installed and operational
    • The client has access to the templates to use in the test
    • The client has adequate RAM -- approximately 512KB per simulated user (thread)
  2. Do the following:
    1. From the menu, select File > Locations > Manage Locations, select the location you want to edit, and click Edit.
    2. Click the Mail tab, and complete these fields:
      Table 1. Mail tab fields



      Mail file location

      Choose On server.

      Mail file

      Enter the path to the mail file -- for example mail\mailfile.nsf.

    3. Click the Servers tab, and in the home/mail server section, enter the name of the SUT.
      Note: If you edit the MailServer script variable before you run a test, you change the location of the mail server for only that run. The next time you run Server.Load, the mail server listed in the Location document is used.
    4. Click Save and Close.
  3. Make sure that you use a Notes® ID that has administration access to the SUT.
  4. Do the following to verify the connection to the SUT:
    1. Start the Domino® Administration client and verify that the Home/Mail Server field in the Location document contains the fully distinguished SUT name -- for example, MailServer1/Renovations.
    2. Verify connectivity by running a trace from the client to the server. Select File - Preferences User Preferences Ports.
    3. Verify that the correct communication port is enabled, and click Trace.
    4. Enter the name of the SUT in the Destination field and run the trace to verify that the client can use the desired protocol to trace to the server.
    5. If you cannot connect over TCP/IP, verify that TCP/IP has been enabled on the Domino® server and that the port is enabled in the Server document.
    6. Verify that the port has been enabled at the operating system level.
    7. Verify that TCP/IP is properly installed and enabled on the client and that you can use the ping utility to access the Domino® server by name -- for example, -- and by IP address.
  5. Disable all screen savers.