Load variation policy

Specifies the number and variety of Virtual Users to be generated. Select one or more Populations to test and the load policy for each Population.

Standard mode
Iteration mode

In this mode, the Population is played for the number of iterations specified in the panel. Each simulated user is run for a predetermined number of iterations without any break between iterations. Towards the end of the test, some users will have finished their iterations and some others will still be active, which is why the load decreases until all the users are finished.

For ramp-up or peak load, adding users for a new phase takes place once all existing users have finished their iterations. Before each new phase therefore, and depending on the Virtual User definition, the load may drop to 0.