Conducting tests

The following sections discuss the general sequence you should use during testing and explain how you can use the other books in the WSim library during the test. The exact sequence you follow during testing depends on how familiar you are with WSim, the specific needs of your testing situation, and the operating procedures used in your organization.

Below is the general sequence of tasks you perform when conducting tests:
  1. Install WSim.
  2. Plan your test.
    1. Define test objectives.
    2. Design and write a test plan.
  3. Configure your system.
  4. Define the network to be simulated.
  5. Create the message generation decks.
  6. Run the test.
  7. Use WSim output to analyze the results.

Note that planning continues throughout the test.