VCR: Virtual Capture and Replay for Performance Testing

  title={VCR: Virtual Capture and Replay for Performance Testing},
  author={Antonia Bertolino and Guglielmo De Angelis and Antonino Sabetta},
  journal={2008 23rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering},
This paper proposes a novel approach to performance testing, called virtual capture and replay (VCR), that couples capture and replay techniques with the checkpointing capabilities provided by the latest virtualization technologies. VCR enables software performance testers to automatically take a snapshot of a running system when certain critical conditions are verified, and to later replay the scenario that led to those conditions. Several in-depth analyses can be separately carried out in the… CONTINUE READING