Getting started on Windows

Download and Install

The guide shows you how to run ad-hoc instances, suitable for exploration & prototyping floods. For production-scale installations see Running with NSSM (Windows).


Grab the latest binary from the Flood Agent Releases page. We recommend downloading the agent into its own directory.
For the guide, let's assume you've chosen to use c:\flood-agent:
In the guide we refer toflood-agent.exe but when you download it the file name will look like flood-agent-v1.0-windows-64bit.exe.
The actual name of the binary doesn't matter, so please either rename the binary to flood-agent.exe or substitute the filename given in the examples.
In the console, to run a binary from the current directory, don't forget the .\
For example, to run Flood Agent it would be.\flood-agent.exe

Preparing the load generator

To start running load tests with Flood Agent, you must first prepare the load generator.
On Windows we support JMeter and Gatling, either by adding a Flood plugin to your existing installation, or by using one of our pre-built bundles.
For detailed instructions, take a look at Getting Started - Local JMeter & Gatling