My question is similar to this one: Trying to simulate users logging in but staying idle
However, there weren't really any suggestions on how to implement on jmeter.
More specifically, this is the scenario I cam trying to replicate:
Let's say xxxx number of users all log in. While those xxxx users are logged in and doing something, a new set of yyyy number of users log in and do something as well. So essentially there are now xxxx + yyyy number of users. Rinse and repeat. I want to try and take down the server.
The Ultimate Thread Group doesn't fit what I need. The reason is because within the hold load time limit, all of the requests inside that thread group will be continuously executed. I don't want that. I just need them to execute each http request once.
Is there a way to do something like this in jmeter? Or would I have to create two separate test plans and run them? Perhaps I can do some kind of loop? While xxxx users are still doing something, send in new yyyy users.