Preparing your Load Test

This workshop has been deprecated and archived. The new Amazon EKS Workshop is now available at

Now that we have monitoring enabled we will simulate heavy load to our EKS Cluster hosting our Wordpress install. While generating the load, we can watch CloudWatch Container Insights for the performance metrics.

Install Siege for load testing on your Workspace

sudo yum install siege -y

Verify Siege is working by typing the below into your terminal window.

siege --version

Output example (version may vary).

SIEGE 3.0.8

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