Infrastructure Testing and Performance Testing
What is the difference between Aplication Performance Testing and Infrastucture Performance Testing?
What types of tests are carried out for Infrastructure testing. I understand that Response time would be the important SLA but what else do I plan for the Infrastructure testing.
I think infrastructure testing is comprised of everything, hardware, software, servers, the aplication, all these components which make up the infrastructure, while application is just what we normally do and concentrate on particular software app.
Response time is more of a test objective rather than a type of test. There are different types of tests, like component testing, load testing, stress testing and volume testing.
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in my opinion the Application testing is more on the software you are testing while the infrastructure is the other components in the software. for example is the software running in a 3-tiered setup? is the load balancer distributing the right load? does your database can handle the load when you hit that software? etc.
actually you have to dig in deeper on what Application testing your project team/contact needs...its really a research task at first before you could do your magic in scripting it in Vugen. so you have to ask the "technical expert/lead" that you are working with so that you can have a "bigger picture" of what would your application testing will do. ask for a walkthrough as well on how would the users would do if they are going to use the system/software/application. from there you can branch out to what would be the architecture diagram of it? what are your target server(s)? what other entities you need to watch out? is the cache servers going to be a factor? is it internal or external testing? Internal customers that is mostly going to use that application/software while external is the customer facing type.