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Quick Test AddIn in Squadron : A SharePoint Tool

Posted By:Jean Paul       Posted Date: July 17, 2014    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

In this article we will explore Quick Test add-in of Squadron. In future, I will be adding concurrent testing scenario as well.

In this article we can explore Quick Test plug-in in Squadron.

What is Squadron?

Squadron is a Free SharePoint Administration tool available at www.sharepointcto.com.


How to download Squadron?

Squadron for SharePoint 2010 can be downloaded from link below:


Squadron is built on Click Once deployment, so installation is simple & automatic updates are possible.


After Installation

After Installation we can run Squadron from Start Menu.  In the startup screen enter the site url & click the Quick Test link from left pane.


Recommended Average Response Time

The recommended average response time for an Intranet site is 3 seconds.  Anything less than 3 seconds would be acceptable in most cases, but ensuring is good.

Test 1 Quick Test

Here we are giving a URL and continuously testing 5 times.  This quick test ensures there are no HTTP exceptions happening.  The current logged in user token is passed to the web site.

I chose the following parameters:

1. All sub sites

2. Number of Tests as 5


After the selection click on the Quick Test button.


This test will send the HTTP requests continuously for 10 times.  Wait for a few seconds for the test to be finished.


You can see that the there were 6 sub sites & the average request time falls within 3 second range.  There were some exception but considering the success:failure ratio it was negligible.

Test 2 Threaded Test

Here multiple tests are passed to the server simultaneously.  This quick test enables us to find the count of simultaneous request processing capacity of the server.

Click on the Threaded Test button to start the multi-threaded test.


Wait for a few minutes & you can see the results.


You can see the overall result summary status is Bad denoting there are underlying issues when set for synchronous requests.

Clicking on each row of grid, we can examine the test results.


You can further click on the Bad row to find the exception information.  In the above case the response time was above 5 seconds.

This concludes the quick test & threaded test scenarios.  Please note that the Testing machine should be different from the SharePoint server. (in my case both are on same machine)

Advanced Scenario

In the advanced testing scenario, I recommend the following:

1. A mock test environment with SharePoint Production Farm configuration (h/w & s/w) to simulate load, stress testing

2. Mock user accounts equal to our production load

3. Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate edition link

4. Isolation of test program from servers

5. Monitoring CPU/Memory/Hard disk graphs for the involved servers (front end, application server, database etc.)

HP Sizer Tool is a Good Capacity Tool for SharePoint.




In this article we have explored Quick Test add-in of Squadron. In future, I will be adding concurrent testing scenario as well.

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