Bees With Machine Guns!

beesThat’s a funny name for a very nice tool. It spawns a number of EC2 instances in region US-East-1 and starts load testing a predefined URL with Apachebench.

All you need is:

  • A EC2 account
  • A Keypair, stored under ~/.ssh/keypair.pem
  • An availability zone “public” with SSH access allowed

Install the tool with

and start having fun. Please keep in mind to shut down all EC2 instances after the test to avoid high bills.

Get the sources and docs on GitHub.

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