Creating a Gatling Test

Creating a Gatling test is a straightforward process. You should choose the “Create Gatling Test” option on the main screen.

There is one main step to follow in creating a Gatling test.

Step 1: Basic Settings

  • Test Name is a mandatory field as it will be in the name you will see when you go to “My Test” menu.
  • Upload File field lets you upload Gatling files. Whenever a test is saved, newly added files are uploaded to our servers. In case there’s an update, Loadium will automatically update the files by matching them with their file name.

Note: At least one Gatling file is mandatory to save a performance test project.

Settings Performance Test Parameters

Performance test parameters can be configured in your Gatling scripts. Loadium allows you to choose the number of servers to generate load.

  • Engine Count: This parameter lets you create engines on Loadium’s servers. The parameter is 1 by default. You can change it according to your subscription type.

In case you would like to be notified by an email after the test ends, the checkbox below must be chosen.

Step 2: APM Tools

Loadium is integrated with Application Performance Monitoring tools. As of today, Loadium is integrated with New Relic and App Dynamics. You should provide New Relic API key or App Dynamics’s credentials to Loadium. By doing so, you’ll be able to select which components and its metrics to monitor during test execution.
More than one APM tool can be added to a performance test. You may find detailed information on APM Integrations page.