Common Workload Concepts and Settings

Each protocol has specific setting available to describe the I/O access, read/write behavior, metadata, file or object system, pre-test, data, error handling and other relevant parameters that control workload-specific behavior. You can edit and save these settings with the workload. You can also modify these settings when you start the workload. WorkloadWisdom uses a variety of techniques, including probabilities, loops, threads, and others, to ensure the user-configured percentages are generated as accurately as possible. It is impractical to describe all possible permutations of configurations in this guide.

For advanced protocol users only: If it is absolutely necessary to view the exact command sequence of a workload configuration, it is recommended that you 1) run a workload test, 2) export the specific workload test run’s configuration file from its test run results dashboard, and 3) import it into TDE (Test Development Environment). You can contact Support to download Virtual Instruments’ Test Development Environment (TDE) software, a Windows-based program that enables custom workload creation and modification.

The sections common to all workloads are the Name, Description, Tags, Privacy, Data Parameters, Load Profile and Tracing Parameters. Protocol specific parameters are discussed in subsequent sections.

Name, Description, and Tags

Click in the associated text box to edit a workload’s name, description, and tags.

Tags are automatically created from one or more words entered in the tags box when you press Return. To remove tags, click the x associated with a tag. Virtual Instruments recommends that team members use the same tagging standards.

Privacy and Access

You can set a workload for public or private access. Public access means that all users can see and use workload. You can edit a workload if you are the owner. If you are not the owner, you can save the workload by clicking Save a Copy. Only the user who created a private workload can access it. To change a workload’s privacy setting, click on the down arrow and select Public or Private.