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Can SilkPerformer Controller or Agents be installed on Unix/Linux operating systems?

Can SilkPerformer Controller or Agents be installed on Unix/Linux operating systems?

SilkPerformer Controllers or Agents cannot currently be installed on UNIX or Linux operating systems.
A full list of supported operating systems can be found in the "Tested Software" section of the release notes. Release notes for SilkPerformer 2008 R2 are located at Start | All Programs | Borland | SilkPerformer 2008 R2 | "Release notes".

One of the common reasons for requests for support for SP agents on unix boxes is the perception that they would make better load generators than Windows machines because of inherent scalability of the OS. To a large extent this argument was addressed with SilkPerformer V 5.0 in which there was a complete re-architecture of the replay engine. This reduced the individual virtual user footprint and significantly improved scalability, allowing a larger number of vUsers to be run on each Windows box.

Although you cannot install SilkPerformer agents on Unix/Linux operating systems it is still possible to loadtest applications based on these operating systems.
For more details on this please see the resolution below.

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