Using WCAT and perfmon to performance test your ASP.NET application

added by daniewat82
4/17/2010 8:39:16 AM


I needed to stress test the current open source project I am working on (Tribe.Cache – Dictionary Cache) under heavy load. I decided that to do this I would put together a simple ASP.NET MVC site that would get a new instance of an object and then insert it into the cache or alternatively read from the stale object from the cache dependant on the cache items expiration. I setup my simple site under IIS7….. But now I needed to throw thousands of HTTP requests at the site in order to see how the cache and application would behave and perform under heavy load.