Tools for Load Testing Mobile Device Management Systems

Information and Telecommunications Technologies in Education

This paper deals with the problem of load testing mobile device management (MDM) systems. MDM systems should cope with peak loads generated by hundreds and thousands of mobile devices at a time. It is too hard and expensive to test the capabilities of an MDM system with so many real devices operating simultaneously. A much more convenient approach is to use load testing software that emulates numerous mobile devices. We state a set of requirements for the software designed for load testing MDM server, and propose the architecture of a load testing tool. This architecture allows emulating the main mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone) and can be modified to support new platforms or operating system versions.