in the past I’ve created a little stress test tool to create traffic for SharePoint servers. With SharePoint 2010 I’ve extended performanceTester with some additional features:
- extend debug information for each request
- Version of the SharePoint Server
- display used CacheControl Setting
- for SP2010: analyze HealthScore
- for SP2010: receive SPRequestID for further ULS log analyze
In the previous version parameter “–d” was only a debug mode switch for on/off. Now PerformanceTester version 0.93 has defined debug levels:
0 – off (default)
1 – level 1 (minimum: Request, HTTP Status, Duration)
2 – level 2 (medium: Request, HTTP Status, HealthScore, Version, Duration)
3 – level 3 (Full debug output: Request, HTTP Status, HealthScore, Version, SPRequestID, cacheControl, Duration)
With using PerformanceTester is now possible to create http GET request and you will receive information about used Cache Settings, a HealthStatus of the Server and the PatchLevel of the Server).
You can download PerformanceTester here.
I hope it help.