The following information about installing injectors is provided below:
For an explanation how injectors work, including the localhost injector that runs on the Test Controller machine where you run Eggplant Performance Studio, see Managing Injectors.
The machine resources required for an Eggplant Performance load injector is dependent on the VU types, test scripts, and other variables. As a (very) rough guide, to support up to 1000 web VUs, we recommend the following system resource minimums for an injector installation:
- 2 GHz multi-core processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 2 MB for a stand-alone injector (though more space will be required for running tests as the engines and various libraries will be transmitted to the injector at run-time) , or 150 MB of free disk space on the installation drive if you install Eggplant Performance Studio (Windows only) plus injector.
- 1 GB of space if you want to use the Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Thus, you should only install OCR if you are going to use it.
- You must also have disk space available for recordings and test run data. This data can range from a few kilobytes to many gigabytes, depending upon the test run options selected, the level of logging, the duration of your test runs and the number of simulated VUs.
Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac machines can all be used to run as injectors, but are restricted as to which types of VUs they can execute.
|Supported VUs||All||Java (excl. Java Web), eggPlant Functional, Selenium||Java (excl. Java Web), eggPlant Functional, Selenium|
|JRE/JDK||Included in installation||Not included in installation||Required, installed by user|
|.NET Platform||Required; installed by user||N/A||N/A|
Web Java and .NET based Virtual Users (Web C#, Citrix, and WinDriver)
These VUs can run only on Microsoft Windows platforms, and the full .NET Framework 4.5 must be present.
Java (non-Web) Virtual Users
On Windows or Linux injectors, no additional prerequisites are needed, as 32-bit Java JRE version 1.7 is installed with the product.
The Java platform must be installed separately for Mac machines. A different Java JDK/JRE may be selected after Eggplant Performance has been installed.
The injector installation process is simple, but different on each of the supported platforms. Click the link the below for information about the operating system you want: