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Published by RightScale Open Source on Sep 24, 2013Revision: 25 This component has been deprecated by the publisher.

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Siege is an http load testing and benchmarking utility. It was designed to let web developers measure their code under duress, to see how it will stand up to load on the internet. Siege supports basic authentication, cookies, HTTP and HTTPS protocols. It lets its user hit a web server with a configurable number of simulated web browsers. Those browsers place the server “under siege.”


SSH into the server and run the siege command:

### Load Test ###
# 30 concurrent users, with a random delay between requests from 0 to 2 seconds. This delay will average around 1 second
# sends around 30 requests/second for up to 10 minutes. Ctrl+C to stop and see the results.
siege -c30 -d2 -t10M

### Benchmark ###
# 30 concurrent users for up to 10 minutes. Ctrl+C to stop and see the results.
siege -c30 -t10M


Read the online manual for additional options:


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  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_RHEL_6.4_x64_v13.5_EBS [rev 10]

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  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_CentOS_6.4_x64_v13.5_EBS [rev 12]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_CentOS_6.4_x64_v13.5_HVM_EBS [rev 11]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_CentOS_6.4_x64_v13.5_KVM [rev 19]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_CentOS_6.4_x64_v13.5_VMware [rev 15]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_CentOS_6.4_x64_v13.5_XenServer [rev 15]

  • RightScript: PERF siege install from src [rev 20]

  • RightScript: PERF Install sproxy for siege [rev 4]

  • RightScript: SYS Logrotate configure - v13.4 [rev 6]

  • RightScript: SYS Monitoring install - v13.4 [rev 17]

  • RightScript: SYS Timezone set - v13.4 [rev 6]

  • RightScript: Siege Start Load Test [rev 2]

  • RightScript: Siege Stop Load Test [rev 1]

  • RightScript: PERF Install apache and gnuplot for siege [rev 3]

  • RightScript: MAIL Postfix local delivery - v13.4 [rev 12]

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Revision 33 | Nov 18, 2014

Upgrade to Siege 3.0.7

Revision 32 | Aug 29, 2014

updated ServerTemplate description

Revision 31 | May 09, 2014

using latest MCIs

Revision 30 | Feb 06, 2014

using the latest CentOS 6.5 MCIs



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