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Change a workload profile

A workload profile is a collection of settings that determines what protocols the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends, what messages the simulator sends, and how often. Any test that uses the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator uses a workload profile.

Note: When you save a workload profile, the current test starts running. If the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator is paused, the simulator resumes.
  1. In the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, open the workload profile that you want to change, or create a new workload profile.
  2. Change the appropriate settings
  3. Click Save until the main screen of the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator appears.

Change an existing workload profile

You must update the workload profile for a workload to change the settings in the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, such as the number of messages of each type that are sent.
  1. In the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, click Options.
  2. Click the workload profile that you want to change.
  3. In the left pane, click the part of the workload profile that you want to change.
  4. Change the appropriate values.
  5. Click Save until the main screen of the simulator appears.

Payloads and weights

A payload is the information that a message contains. The message can be anything that the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends, such as an email message, a calendar entry, a synchronization request, or an HTTP request. Each message type has different properties. The BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator determines the properties of the payload randomly, such as its size, within the limits that you set. You can configure the limits of the payload for each type of message in a workload profile. For example, you can define a small email message as one that has a body between 20 bytes and 200 bytes long.

If you define two or more types of payloads for a type of message, the weight is the percentage of messages that contain a given payload. If you define only one payload, the payload has a weight of 100%. If you define two or more payloads, you can adjust the percentage of time that each is sent. For example, you can define a small payload and a large payload for email messages, and then specify the weights so that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends the small payload 80% of the time and the large payload 20% of the time. The total of the weights must be 100%.

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server sends only messages that the messaging server sends. To specify the sizes of the messages that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends, you must see the documentation for your load generator. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends the changes that are made on the messaging server.

Changing the workload in a workload profile

You can use timers to configure the number of messages for each user account that the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server in an 8-hour period . You can change the amount of work that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server does during a test by changing the number of messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends, or by changing the number of user accounts on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends service books and IT policies to BlackBerry devices. To configure the number of service books or IT policies that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator receives, change the appropriate settings for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Default workload profile settings

You can use the RIM® passive workload profile when you test the installation of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, messaging server, load generator, and performance monitor. With the passive workload profile, the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator receives messages from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, but does not send messages from the BlackBerry devices.

The messages that are indicated in the workload profiles are messages that are sent to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for each user in an 8-hour period. In the default workload profiles, the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator does not send HTTP requests.

Configuration

Low workload profile

Medium workload profile

High workload profile

RIM passive workload profile

calendar event payloads available

simple event
  • location between 10-20 bytes
  • notes between 100-200 bytes
  • subject between 20-40 bytes
  • reminder time 15 minutes
  • 0 other recipients
simple event
  • location between 10-20 bytes
  • notes between 100-200 bytes
  • subject between 20-40 bytes
  • reminder time 15 minutes
  • 0 other recipients
simple event
  • location between 10-20 bytes
  • notes between 100-200 bytes
  • subject between 20-40 bytes
  • reminder time 15 minutes
  • 0 other recipients

-

configuration of contact lookup requests

  • 1 search
  • 20–100 matches
  • 1 search
  • 20–100 matches
  • 1 search
  • 20–100 matches

-

configuration of email message payloads, with all default payloads having the following:
  • 0 BCC users
  • 0 CC users
  • subject 20 bytes
  • default character encoding
  • default sensitivity
simple email message
  • 1 To user
  • body 100 bytes
  • normal importance
simple email message
  • 1 To user
  • body 100 bytes
  • normal importance
small email message
  • 1 To user
  • body 100 bytes
  • normal importance
large email message
  • 2 To users
  • body between 300-1000 bytes
  • high importance

-

number of calendar events

2

3

5

-

number of contact lookup requests

1

2

2

-

number of contact lookup requests that search the messaging server

0

0

0

-

number of email messages

5

7

10

-

number of requests for free or busy status

0

0

0

-

number of requests regarding access to network documents

0

0

0

-

number of synchronization messages for organizer data

3

4

6

-

percentage of BlackBerry device messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator adds attachments to, requesting 1 block from the BlackBerry Attachment Service 4.1 SP2

4%

8%

12%

0%

percentage of email messages that cause reconciliation requests

  • 5% reply requests
  • 3% forward requests
  • 1% delete requests
  • 5% reply requests
  • 3% forward requests
  • 1% delete requests
  • 5% reply requests
  • 3% forward requests
  • 1% delete requests

-

weights of calendar event payloads

  • 20% create appointment
  • 25% update appointment
  • 5% delete appointment
  • 20% request meeting
  • 25% update meeting
  • 5% delete meeting
  • 20% create appointment
  • 25% update appointment
  • 5% delete appointment
  • 20% request meeting
  • 25% update meeting
  • 5% delete meeting
  • 20% create appointment
  • 25% update appointment
  • 5% delete appointment
  • 20% request meeting
  • 25% update meeting
  • 5% delete meeting

-

weights of responses to meeting requests

  • 10% accept
  • 5% decline
  • 70% ignore
  • 5% tentative
  • 10% forward
  • 10% accept
  • 5% decline
  • 70% ignore
  • 5% tentative
  • 10% forward
100%:
  • 0 recurrences
  • small text fields
  • 10% accept
  • 5% decline
  • 70% ignore
  • 5% tentative
  • 10% forward

value entered in GUI but not used by simulator

weights of email message payloads

  • 100% simple email messages
  • 100% simple email messages
  • 50% small email messages
  • 50% large email messages

-

weights of synchronization messages for organizer data

  • 30% memos
  • 30% task list
  • 30% contacts
  • 5% email settings
  • 5% email filters
  • 30% memos
  • 30% contacts
  • 30% task list
  • 5% email settings
  • 5% email filters
  • 30% memos
  • 30% contacts
  • 30% task list
  • 5% email settings
  • 5% email filters

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