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By deploying a horizontally scalable Jitsi Meet setup, you can scale your Jitsi Meet conferencing infrastructure to cater thousands of concurrent users. But, before you go live you might want to make sure that your infrastructure is capable of handling the desired number of concurrent users. Jitsi Meet Torture is a tool that can be used to run tests against a Jitsi Instance and it is capable of load testing Jitsi Meet.

Jitsi Meet Load Testing
Jitsi Meet Load Testing with Torture

Selenium Grid

To simulate hundrads of concurrent users, we need to deploy Jitsi Meet Torture agains a selenium grid setup. There would be a selenium hub which accepts commands from Jitsi Meet Torture and pass them to selenium nodes. You can have hundrads of selenium nodes to simulate users.

Jitsi Meet Load Testing
Jitsi Meet Load Testing with Torture
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Minimal setup with docker-compose

  1. Install Docker. You can use following scripts on Ubuntu 18.04

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get -y install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common
    curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add -
    sudo add-apt-repository -y \
    "deb [arch=amd64] \
    $(lsb_release -cs) \
    sudo apt-get -y update
    sudo apt-get -y install docker-ce
    sudo usermod -a -G docker $(whoami)
  2. Install the latest version of Docker Compose

  3. Create a docker-compose.yml file with following content.

    version: "3.3"
        image: meetrix/jitsi-meet-torture
        image: selenium/hub:3.141.59
        build: ./node
        image: meetrix/jitsi-meet-torture-selenium-node
          - /dev/shm:/dev/shm
          - hub
          HUB_HOST: hub
  4. Please note that node are configured to run only one chrome instance at a time. Run the setup with docker-compose up -d --scale node=2 to run two nodes.

  5. docker-compose exec torture /bin/bash

  6. Change <YOUR_JITSI_MEET_INSTANCE_URL> to your Jitsi Meet installation (for example in following script and run to perform the test.

./scripts/ --conferences=1 --participants=2 --senders=2 --audio-senders=2 --duration=300 --room-name-prefix=test --hub-url=http://hub:4444/wd/hub --instance-url=<YOUR_JITSI_MEET_INSTANCE_URL>

Running the test with large number of nodes

You can scale the number of nodes with docker-compose up --scale node=<NUMBER> or you can create a VM using same docker images for selenium hub and selenium-node. Then you can use an autoscaling mechanism (Such as Autoscaling groups on AWS) to scale the number of nodes.

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