Configuring the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator

Install the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator

You must install the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator on a computer that does not host the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. When you are prompted for an SRP Authentication key, use an SRP Authentication key that is located in the <install_directory>\Documentation\SRP Keys.txt file on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator.

  1. Log in to the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator.
  2. In the folder where the BlackBerry® Performance Engineering Resource Kit installer is located, run the BBISSim\setup.exe file.
  3. Follow the prompts.

Configure a location for the BlackBerry Configuration Database

When you start the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator for the first time, it performs the first two steps automatically.
  1. In the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, open the Options dialog box.
  2. In the left pane, click Server Configuration.
  3. In the Server field, type the name of the Microsoft® SQL Server®.
  4. In the Database field, type the name of the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
  5. In the Authentication drop-down list, select the type of authentication for the Microsoft SQL Server.
  6. If the BlackBerry Configuration Database uses Microsoft SQL Server authentication, in the User field, type the user name for the administrator account that accesses the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
  7. If the BlackBerry Configuration Database uses Microsoft SQL Server authentication, in the Password field, type the password for the administrator account that accesses the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
  8. To test the information that you entered on this dialog box, click Connect To Database.
  9. If the information is correct, click Save.

Example: Configure a test environment using Microsoft Exchange 2007

To perform this task, your test environment must include Microsoft® Exchange 2007, a load generator tool (either Microsoft Exchange Load Generator or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Load Simulator), Microsoft® SQL Server®, and the BlackBerry® Performance Engineering Resource Kit. The BlackBerry Load Test Configuration Tool is on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. The BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator is on a separate computer.
  1. In the test environment, using Microsoft® Active Directory®, deletethe user accounts that the load generator tool created from Microsoft Exchange 2007.
  2. Stop Microsoft Exchange 2007.
  3. In Microsoft Exchange 2007, delete the contents of the First Storage group and Second Storage group.
  4. Start Microsoft Exchange 2007 again.
  5. In the Microsoft Exchange Management Console, mount the public folders and the database for the messaging server on Microsoft Exchange 2007.
  6. If you are prompted to have the load generator re-create the user accounts, click Yes.
  7. Using Microsoft Active Directory, create a user account that is named BESAdmin.
  8. In Microsoft Exchange 2007, create an administrative user account that is named BESAdmin. Perform the following actions:
    1. If the mailbox for the administrative user account exists, delete it.
    2. Create the administrative user account that is named BESAdmin.
    3. Create the mailbox for the administrative user account.
  9. Back up the mailboxes of all user accounts.
  10. Perform one of the following tasks:

    Task

    Steps

    Configure the test settings using the Microsoft Exchange Load Generator.

    1. Configure the test settings.
    2. Update the Microsoft Exchange Load Generator configuration file so that the number of populated email messages is zero. Perform the following actions in the <UserGroups><UserGroup> section.
      1. In <ActionProfile Name="ProfileName">, change <ProfileName> to Custom.
      2. In <MailboxStoreProfile Name="MailboxName">, change <MailboxName> to Custom.
      3. In the <UserGroups><UserGroup> section, change the values for the tags that end in Count to 0, except for NewFolderCount.
    3. Initialize the test configuration.

    Configure settings using the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Load Simulator.

    1. Configure the populated email messages to zero.
    2. Configure the test settings.
    3. Initialize the user accounts.
  11. Back up the mailboxes of all BlackBerry Enterprise Server user accounts.
  12. On a separate computer from the other computers, install the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
  13. On the same computer, install the BlackBerry Load Test Configuration Tool.
  14. In Microsoft Exchange 2007, create a file that contains the list of user accounts for the BlackBerry Load Test Configuration Tool.
  15. On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, start the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator.
  16. Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
  17. Using the BlackBerry Load Test Configuration Tool, convert the user accounts into a format that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator can use.
  18. Verify that the correct number of user accounts exists in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

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