Do we need to notify DigitalOcean in advance of running stress tests against one or more of our Droplets?

Hi all,

If we want to stress test one of our Droplets (let’s say up to ~1000 reqs/s for ~24 hours), do we first need to notify DigitalOcean?

Thanks in advance.

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Bobby Iliev
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August 21, 2022

Hi there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, I would just generally suggest that you be mindful about what you are doing when engaging in stress testing. If it starts affecting other Droplets, we may have to take some kind of action.

If that happens, feel free to file a support ticket and explain what’s up.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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August 21, 2022

Hello @b7a

As long as you’re not generating a lot of incoming traffic (300+ MB/s), and not causing a very high CPU load for a long time, you will be fine :) 5-10 minutes is definitely fine.

You can also use LoadForge for this purpose

LoadForge uses your DigitalOcean account to rapidly scale large numbers of simulated users to load test your website, store, API, or application.


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