Working with Controllers, Agents, and Rigs

You can set up a group of computers that generates simulated load for testing. The group consists of a single controller and one or more agents. Collectively, this group is called a rig. An agent is the part of the rig that is used to run tests and generate simulated load. The controller is the part of the rig that is used to coordinate the agents and collect the test results. For information about how to set up your controller and agents, see Setting Up the Controller and Agent Functionality.


The controller and agent functionality is only available in the Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent product, not Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite. For more information about the different Team System products, see Visual Studio Team System Test Load Agent ( and Visual Studio Team System Product Information (

In This Section

About Controllers, Agents, and Rigs

Setting Up the Controller and Agent Functionality

Controller and Agent Security

How to: Add an Agent to a Controller

How to: Administer a Rig

How to: Run a Test on a Rig

How to: View a Test Run on a Rig

How to: Use IP Switching with Agents

Troubleshooting Controllers, Agents, and Rigs

See Also


How to: Run a Load Test Using Agents


Team Test Rig
Test Rig Requirements for Team System
Team Edition for Testers Planning

Other Resources

Working with Load Tests