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Getting Started with Silk Performer

Getting Started with Silk Performer

Thank you for trying out Silk Performer! Installing Silk Performer is quick and easy, and you’ll soon discover that setting up and running your first load test is just as simple.

  1. After you have downloaded Silk Performer, double-click SilkPerformer.exe.
  2. Follow the setup wizard and confirm all default settings by clicking either Next or OK on each dialog.
  3. After clicking Install on the Installation Summary dialog, wait for setup to install Silk Performer until you reach the Licensing dialog.
  4. On the Licensing dialog, keep the default setting (Evaluation), then continue to complete the installation. The Evaluation version grants you full product functionality for 45 days. You can test all technologies supported by Silk Performer with up to 10 virtual users.

Now that you’ve installed Silk Performer, it's time to explore its comprehensive functionality. You can find a variety of helpful tutorial videos on the Micro Focus Software Delivery & Testing YouTube channel. Take a look at the Silk Performer playlist to learn more about Silk Performer's functionality.

You can easily create your own web load test by following the Web Load Testing Tutorial, which guides you through a full load testing workflow from recording a business transaction to results analysis. This tutorial can be found on the Silk Performer Documentation web page.

Silk Performer offers far more than simple web application load testing of course. If you’re interested what else Silk Performer can do, or you want to test other application types, check out the featured resources and getting started tutorials on Silk Performer’s Start Page.

All tutorials and supplemental documentation can also be accessed through the start menu:

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