Workload profiles

A workload is the amount of work that a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server does. Sending messages creates a load on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Use a workload profile in the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator to create a workload. A workload profile includes a list of protocols that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator duplicates and a number of messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends for each user account in an 8-hour period.

The BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator includes four default workload profiles, one workload for each workload profile. You can run a default workload profile to establish a baseline for a typical BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment. Numbers in profiles are the number of messages sent for each user in an 8-hour period. The default workload profiles are:

  • Light workload profile. In this workload profile, the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates a few small email messages, calendar appointments, contact lookup requests, and change lists for each use. The number that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends depends on the kind of message, but is typically one to three.
  • Medium workload profile. In this workload profile, the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates more small email messages, calendar appointments, contact lookup requests, and change lists for each user. The number that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends depends on the kind of message, but is typically four to seven.
  • Heavy workload profile. In this workload profile, the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates many email messages of different sizes, more calendar appointments with more recipients, more contact lookup requests, and change lists for each user. The number that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends depends on the kind of message, but is typically six to ten.
  • Passive workload profile. In this workload profile, the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator creates no messages for email, the calendar, and so on. The BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator only receives email messages, calendar event messages, and change lists from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. You can use this workload profile to test the installation and configuration of the messaging server and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

You cannot change the default workload profiles. You can change the values only in a workload profile that you create.

When you create a test environment, you must create workload profiles for the light, medium, and heavy workloads that use your BlackBerry Enterprise Server components. You must also specify the number of messages that the load generator creates for the messaging server, and that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends to the BlackBerry devices. If you increase the number of messages that the load generator creates, you increase the workload on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.


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