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Backup and Restore Chronograf Dashboards

Chronograf is a web-based GUI for visualizing time-series data, typically from a time-series database such as InfluxDB. I have been using it recently to store load-test measurements created by the MuseIDE Measurements extension.

I have been running it in the cloud, starting up a fresh instance whenever I have the need for storing load test results. This is handy and very cost-effective, but starting from scratch means that I need to set up dashboards of the metrics I want to see every time.
Looking for a solution, I found a post on the InfluxData blog that describes an … Continue reading »

Introducing the Influx extension for MuseIDE

InfluxData offers a set of tools that are well-purposed for load testing:

InfluxDB is a time series database that is very good for storing measurements generated during load testing
Telegraf is a client that can report performance-related OS measurements to InfluxDB (CPU%, Memory%, bandwidth, network and disk I/O, etc). Useful for monitoring both the load generators and the servers.
Chronograf is a visualization tool for time-series databases – very handy for visualizing and analyzing load test measurements.

To make use of InfluxDB and Chronograf to store load test measurements from tests built with MuseIDE, we needed to get the … Continue reading »

Announcing the Graphite extension for MuseIDE

To complement our Measurements and Parallel extensions, the Graphite extension sends measurements to a Graphite-compatible listener (Carbon, InfluxDB, etc). This allows, for example, viewing load test measurements live in a compatible UI, such as Graphite, Grafana or Chronograf.

After installing the extension (via the Extensions… button), it must be configured with the hostname and port that Graphite will be listening to.

You will also need a Periodic Measurement Collector plugin running, which was added in the Measurement extension 0.2 release. The periodic collector gathers the measurements and sends them to the Graphite plugin. It has a … Continue reading »

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