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Specifying Workloads to Create

The Analysis Policy specifies the type of analysis to be done and the type of workload to be created. There are usually several workload model options, depending on the selected Analysis Policy. To review the difference between the different types of workloads, see the Running Workload Tests section. At a high level, there are two decisions to make:

  • Composite versus Summary

    • Summary: a single workload model that aggregates some of the workload characteristics. Simpler to manage but loses some fidelity.

    • Composite: a group of workload models that are joined together into a "super" workload, where each individual workload model has its own workload characteristics. More complex to manage but provides the highest fidelity.

  • Temporal versus Constant

    • Temporal: a workload model in which the load varies over time as observed in the workload data. Recommended if your main use case is to size the system under test for day to day workloads.

    • Constant (maximum): a workload model that uses the maximum observed load all the time. Recommended if your main use case is to find the peak handling capabilities of the system under test.

You can select more than one workload to create. When you do, WorkloadWisdom will simply create the selected workload types at once, and you will have workload models for each of the selected options.

Once the parameters are set, click Create Workload Data Import to take you to the Specify Workloads to Auto-Create screen.