Overview: BlackBerry Performance Engineering Resource Kit

You can use the BlackBerry® Performance Engineering Resource Kit to test the behavior of a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components under operating conditions that are typical for your organization. You can test a new version of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or changes that you made to an existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server before you implement the changes. You can change options in the BlackBerry Performance Engineering Resource Kit to change the operating conditions of the test environment, including the amount of work or workload and the active signals that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server receives.

You can use the BlackBerry Performance Engineering Resource Kit if your test environment includes a copy of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and the BlackBerry Configuration Database that you want to test.

The BlackBerry Performance Engineering Resource Kit includes the following components:

  • The BlackBerry Load Test Configuration Tool converts existing user accounts into a format that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator can use. You must use the BlackBerry Load Test Configuration Tool to convert BlackBerry Enterprise Server user accounts before you run tests with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
  • The BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator simulates the actions of the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and the BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends all messages, including email messages, records, and acknowledgements, to and from simulated BlackBerry devices through a simulated BlackBerry Infrastructure. You do not require a BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator to use the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator in a test environment.

You can use the BlackBerry Performance Engineering Resource Kit with the following versions of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server:

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1.6 or later for Microsoft® Exchange
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1.6 or later for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1.6 or later for Novell® GroupWise®
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1.6 or later for MDS Applications

The BlackBerry Performance Engineering Resource Kit is available to BlackBerry® Technical Support Services customers that have a Tx4, Tx5, Premium Support, or Elite Support subscription.

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