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Node.js Stress Testing: Preparing a Server

Follow along with this three-part series as Mike Pennisi shows you how to stress-test your Node.js application. In part one, Mike walks you through how to prepare a production server and create an AMI. Follow up with Configuring AWS and Running the Simulation.

Checkout Mike’s realtime Node.js blog posts on building a server, stress testing procedure, and analysis.


  • Bees with Machine Guns
  • htop – install with sudo apt-get install htop
  • sar – install with sudo apt-get install sysstat