Test: Cloud-based Web Performance Test

Last Update: 4/7/2017

Team Services | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015 | Previous versions (XAML builds)

icon Runs the Quick Web Performance Test with Visual Studio Team Services.

The task can be used in a build or release definition to generate load against a URL using the Visual Studio Team Services Cloud-based Load Test Service. The Cloud-based Load Test Service is based in Microsoft Azure and can be used to test your app's performance by generating load on it, and verify it exists and is responsive.


The build agent must have the following capabilities:

  • MSBuild
  • Azure PowerShell


Argument Description
Registered connection

Required. The name of a Generic Service Endpoint that references the Team Services account you will be running the load test from and publishing the results to.

Website Url

Required. The URL of the app to test.

Test Name

Required. A name for this load test, used to identify it for reporting and in comparison with other test runs.

User Load

Required. The number of concurrent users to simulate in this test. Select a value from the drop-down list.

Run Duration (sec)

Required. The duration of this test in seconds. Select a value from the drop-down list.

Load Location

The location from which the load will be generated. Select a global Azure location, or Default to generate the load from the location associated with your Team Services account.

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