Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool

The Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tools (LSS) can be used to prepare, define and validate performance targets of user scenarios of an on-premise Lync Server 2013 deployment. LSS includes multiple modules and can simulate simultaneous users on one or more Lync Servers. In the 2013 version, video support was added and provisioning and configuration tools are improved.
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    174.2 MB

      This download was originally released on: Feb 27, 2013.

      The Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool (LSS) is capable of simulating user load of the following types:
      • Instant messaging (IM) and presence
      • Audio/Video/Multi-View conferencing
      • Application sharing
      • Voice over IP (VoIP), including public switched telephone network (PSTN) simulation
      • Web Access Client conferencing
      • Conferencing Attendant
      • Response Groups
      • Distribution list expansion
      • Address book download and address book query
      • E911 calls and Location Profile

      The tool does not simulate the following clients:
      • Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007
      • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Group Chat Console

      As such, it will not provide support for testing the following components:
      • Web conferencing
      • Group Chat Console

      The following are included in the package:
      • UserProvisioningTool.exe. You use UserProvisioningTool.exe to create users and contacts. For details, see “Creating Users and Contacts” later in this guide. UserProvisioningTool.exe is installed .\ LyncStress path.
      • UserProfileGenerator.exe. You use UserProfileGenerator.exe to configure the input parameters for the load tool as specified in the desired user profile. For details, see “Configure User Profile” later in this guide. UserProfileGenerator.exe can be found under .\ UserProfileGenerator path.
      • LyncPerfTool.exe. LyncPerfTool.exe is the client simulation tool. For details, see “Running LyncPerfTool” later in this guide.
      • Default.tmx. You need Default.tmx to use the Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool.
      • Example provisioning scripts. You can use these examples to configure your topology for running load based on scenarios. These are installed under the .\Doc path.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012

      Client Hardware Requirements

      To run the Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool on your Lync Server 2013 deployment, you need at least one computer that meets the following minimum hardware requirements for every 4,500 users whose load you want to simulate:
      • 1 gigabit network adapter
      • 8 GB random access memory (RAM)
      • 2 dual-core central processing units (CPUs)

      Client Software Requirements
    • To install this download:
      1. Click the download button and save the CapacityPlanningTool.msi program file to your hard disk.
      2. Double-click the CapacityPlanningTool.msi program file on your hard disk to begin installation.
      3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.