Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Introducing Red5Load

Red5Load is an open source effort to mate the Grinder load tester with Red5, an open source implementation of an RTMP/S/T/E (Flash media) streaming media server.

Motivation:
1. Code between jobs.
2. Get familiar with Google Code source hosting (project link here).
3. Play with Mercurial.
4. Learn more about the suite of Flash media protocols.
5. Excuse to master Grinder's statistics libraries.

If I get the time, I want to tackle automating Grinder agent kick off and result collection on EC2.  IT-BJK rolled an AMI to do this, but they tweaked the source and have yet to distribute the changes.