Installing Rational® Performance Tester and Rational® Performance Tester Agent

Installing the product involves verifying requirements, planning, managing licenses, and configuring web-based help.

Note: Before installing, consult the IBM® Rational® Performance Tester Release Notes for any late-breaking installation issues.

This installation guide covers two independent products: Rational® Performance Tester and the Rational® Performance Tester Agent. The Rational® Performance Tester Agent is a tool that you use with Rational® Performance Tester. It is included as part of the Rational® Performance Tester product kit.

Rational® Performance Tester Agent consists of two capabilities:
  • Generate load for the application under test by using the virtual users. You can increase the load generation capacity by installing additional agents on remote computers.
  • Gather data for the Response Time Breakdown feature and in support of the startup and control of web services stubs in the SOA protocol.
Note: The Rational® Performance Tester workbench and Agent products are separate offerings and must be installed separately.