"Maximum requests per second" value of Apply Rate Limit

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Question of about "Maximum requests per second" of  ?Apply Rate Limit? assertion.

 

Configuration: 

Maximum requests per second?5000 

Spread limit over X sec window?OFF 

Limit each?Custom? 

When limit exceeded?Shape 

Maximum concurrent requests ?Unlimited 

 

Sent 1000 requests per second. 

 

expectation:

All request are completed. 

Because Maximum requests per second is 5000. 

 

Result:

550 requests are completed per second. 

The rest of them waits in Queue. 

 

Why is the number of transactions  smaller than value  of "Maximum concurrent requests"?

 

 

Answer:

It seems the value of "Maximum requests per second " exceeds a limit of that environment.

"Maximum requests per second" must be smaller than the value which it can deal with with the environment.