For those that don't know what I'm talking about, SLAMD was a distributed load generation engine used for stress testing and doing performance analysis on various network-based services such as Directory Services (a.k.a. LDAP).
The open source project began in 2003 while Neil was working at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Neil wrote SLAMD for the purpose of doing performance analysis of Sun's directory services products. Neil continued his work on SLAMD through through the years even while at UnboundID until around March, 2010. However, Neil's interest in this project has waned and the project eventually ceased in 2011. I'm not exactly sure when slamd.com went off line but the last date captured by archive.org was August 19, 2010.
I asked Neil if I could host the most recent release of the SLAMD bits and he graciously agreed. Further
as Neil usually does, he went above and beyond and also setup a page on his company's web site as well.
Here is Neil's SLAMD page:
And here is my mirror page so that page so that the bits will remain available for some time to come.
For those of you that still want or need to benchmark directory services, the OpenDS SDK offers a set of command line tools that can be used to generate load and capture result sets from the command line. The bits are available at the following web page link.
I will write another blog post that walks you through the basics of how to use the OpenDS LDAP SDK to do basic performance analysis.
SLAMD, you will be missed! Neil, thanks for SLAMD! You made a real dent in the world of directory services through that project.
PS: As always, the sample scripts provided in this post are for reference are not supported by me or my employer in any way.