I m a tester using VS 2008 - Test edition for performing web testing on web applications. So got a suite of web tests for different web applications in our company.
Recently i was asked to perform Load testing for around 2500 to 5K users.
Currently VS 2008 can allow upto 1K Vusers as load but to create some load like 2500 to 5K Vusers, with respect to the information on MSDN I need to use Load Agents ( atleast 5 Load Agents) and which Microsoft provide only 190 day trail or 25 test runs for the load agents software. Once I have run 25 tests then I think I cant use it unless i change the users ( which might breach the license).
Microsoft's recomendation in thier product configuration and installation section is to get a license per processor ( under test), but thier is no clear information on how much they cost. Since I need to raise a call to my manager ( who maintaince the volume licensing) about how much they cost and convience them, I need some information which I couldnt find it googling or on MSDN.
Mostly on MSDN they are recommending VS2010 Ultimate version which is expensive and my management has rejected my request.
So if anyone who has or currently using VS2008 test edition, Can please let me know what might be the licensing cost for the VS Load Agent 2008 which I think is per processor ( for load agents rather than cost per load agent)?
Any experience of using the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Load Agent ( like advantages or disadvantages) would be really helpful.