R5 Shared Database workload

The R5 Shared Database workload models active users performing shared database operations that include performing view operations, navigating unread documents, reading documents, and adding or updating documents in a shared database.

About this task

The measurements obtained by this test are:

  • Throughput of completed Notes® operations
  • Number of maximum users supported
  • Average response time at maximum capacity
Note: You can review the R5 Shared Database script.
Table 1. Settings for script



Initial disk requirement

300MB to 400MB free space on the SUT

Subsequent disk requirement

One-half of the mail test space requirement


  1. Make sure that you already set up clients and servers for Server.Load.
  2. From the Domino® Administrator client, start Server.Load.
  3. In the Test Type field, choose Built-In, and then choose R5 Shared Database test from the list.
  4. Click the Test Parameters tab. If you are running the test on multiple clients, increment the value of the Starting Thread No. parameter when you run the test on each client.
  5. Click the Script Variables tab, and enter these values:
    Table 2. Script Variables




    Enter the canonical name of the mail server -- for example, CN=MailServer1/O=Renovations


    Enter the name of the test discussion database


    Enter the name of the template used for the discussion database


    Enter one to control how to handle existing documents at the start of the test:

    • 1 -- To delete existing documents
    • 0 -- To ignore existing documents
    Note: The number of documents deleted is dependent on the value set for the variable MaxDocToDelete.


    Enter the number of documents to delete when the test starts. After deleting documents, the initial document count is reset.


    Enter the number of documents to create for each user to populate the database initially.


    Enter the number of documents to add for each user.

  6. Optional: Click the Stop Conditions tab to set a stop condition.
  7. Click Execute.
  8. Optional: Select metrics to monitor.
  9. Optional: In the Server to receive console commands field, enter the name of the SUT.
  10. Click Start Test.