GENISYS Insights - August 2018


The Benefits of Regression Testing

Al Hotchkiss, Senior Technical Solution Architect


Load Testing the Load Balancer

Most JD Edwards EnterpriseOne implementations utilize multiple JVM Instances in order to accommodate the required user loads on the system. These load balancer devices can be software based or hardware based. The concept is to have someone acting as the ‘Traffic Cop’ directing the many user connections that are starting and ending throughout the day. Those connections need to be distributed evenly among the multiple JVM instances.

Do you know for a fact that the user connections are being distributed in the way that you require?

The GENISYS Team at GSI has been using the GENISYS toolset to verify and ensure that the load balancer is behaving as it should for our clients. It is difficult to ensure that a set number of users are connected to the system at a specific point in the day to allow for the proper measurement and verification of the load balancing functionality. With GENISYS, we can control the exact number of users on the system, which makes the required verification readily available.

The GENISYS Team has been able to identify a number of hidden issues that the load balancer was encountering, which led to poor performance. Corporate ‘Browser Policies’ is one place that can lead to unexpected performance impacts, which only appear as a result of putting a ‘Full Load’ of users on the system for an extended period of time.

If you are experiencing some ‘Mysterious’ performance issues and have not been able to pinpoint the cause, it might be time to reach out to GSI and let us put the GENISYS Toolset to work for you.