In this recipe, we'll use Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances to allow us to put large loads on the system under test, and simulate realistic user traffic from multiple locations.
You will need to install Oracle SOA Suite 11g for this recipe.
You'll need to have access to an Amazon web services account to create a Cloud test server; at the time of writing this is free for the resources we need in this recipe.
You'll need to complete the Installing Apache JMeter, Creating a web service test by using JMeter, and Running JMeter on multiple servers recipes to be comfortable with setting up the test servers.
For ease of use, we'll use JMeter in command-line mode. We'll make use of the test ...