website traffic simulation
Part of the web programming job I'm on right now requires that I do load
testing to ensure that the site can handle twice its current traffic volume.
I've installed the site to a testing server (to avoid crashing the live
version), and have slurped the production site's logs into an SQL
database. I figured to write a database function or two to calculate
average requests/second, standard deviation, etc. I'm a rank newbie
when it comes to simulating traffic, though.
Can anyone offer their experiences with simulating web traffic? Are
there definitive resources I should read first? Any good simulation
programs out there so I don't have to roll my own?