Welcome back for another episode of the ABC's of NSM.  What's NSM you say?  We'll go with Network and System Management, but you could throw Security in there as well.  We'll work our way through the alphabet over the next several weeks looking at tools and concepts along the way for all the administrators out  MaxQChart there.   By the way, you can thank Joe for the format & Don for the title (I  couldn't for the life of me come up with one.)   

Today's letter M is for MaxQ.  No, not the high-flying performance bar of my beloved St. Louis Rams (sorry corporate...) offense during the Mike Martz era, no, this MaxQ is a functional web testing tool.  Configure your browser to point to the MaxQ proxy, hit record, then run through the tasks you'd like to replay in a controlled test.  MaxQ generates jython scripts that can be edited/enhanced as necessary.  Once all your scripts are recorded, you now have a suite of tests you can run when you make modifications to the application, the platform the app runs on, the application delivery infrastructure handling the app, etc.  Bear in mind, however, that while you can generate some load with this tool, its purpose is function, not performance.  MaxQ runs on *nix and Windows platforms.

 

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