Some rumblings from the weeds of Microsoft… : ConfigMgr 2007 Distribution Points Load Testing

 

At Microsoft, we have 280,000+ client machines that are managed worldwide and in our past life we were planning to scale our service to other companies client machines as well.  As part of the platform team responsible for ensuring that our ConfigMgr 2007 infrastructure could scale to support hundreds of thousands of clients (and even millions), we had to find a way to solve a rather non-trivial mechanism for testing our Distribution Points (DP) to ensure they could effectively manage the connections thrown at them by the CCMEXEC (SMS) client agent.

In the next 3 to 4 posts, I’m going to outline how we creatively came up with a mechanism to generate load testing against our DPs.  The one caveat is this load testing is only for HTTP-based traffic that is unsecure (Mixed-mode) or secure (Native mode).

Let’s get started…

Some rumblings from the weeds of Microsoft… : ConfigMgr 2007 Distribution Points Load Testing

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