Open Source Tool Box for Performance Testing and Monitoring

I am software engineer specializing in performance, automated testing, and tool development. I am also a Free and Open Source software advocate. I use a variety of open source tools to get my job done.

The following is a list of what is currently in my "tool box" for performance testing and monitoring. I use these tools daily and highly reccomend all of them:

OpenSTA (www.opensta.org)
Load generator for HTTP performance/load/stress testing.
Programming Language: Written in C++/MFC. Scripts are written for it using proprietary scripting language (SCL).

JMeter (jakarta.apache.org/jmeter)
Load generator for HTTP performance/load/stress testing.
Programming Language: Java/Swing

MRTG (www.mrtg.org)
System Monitoring (server/network utilization and transaction response timing)
Programming Language: Written in Perl. Plugins are written for it using any language.

RRDTool (www.rrdtool.org)
Data logging and graphing application.
Programming Language: C

Drraw (web.taranis.org/drraw)
Web front-end for viewing RRD data (system monitoring)
Programming Language: Perl/CGI with embedded HTML

WebInject (www.webinject.org)
Web/HTTP function/regression testing and performance monitoring.
Programming Language: Perl

PyMeter (coming soon to openqa.org)
Agentless system monitoring (server/network utilization)
Programming Language: Written in Python. Plugins are written for it using Python.

Nagios (www.nagios.org)
System monitoring (server/network utilization and transaction response timing)
Programming Language: Written in C. Plugins are written for it using any language.

Ethereal (www.ethereal.com)
Network Protocol Analyzer.
Programming Language: C++

what's in your open source tool box?

-Corey Goldberg
www.goldb.org

Comments

Watir (http://wtr.rubyforge.org/, soon at http://www.openqa.org/watir/)
Watir is a free, open-source functional testing tool for automating browser-based tests of web applications. Watir is a Ruby library that works with Internet Explorer on Windows.

a) Monitoring tools: http://www.zabbix.com/ is an open source monitoring tool, it helps to monitor app,server,network and also helps in performance management.

b) Eclipse IDE in the recent past has transformed itself from mere IDE to a plethora of tools, most importantly for our context it offers a performance test tool platform consisting of
monitoring tools, test tools (similar to jmeter but not yet comprehensive) tracing and profiling tools.