POST-floods

Defintion

Creates a new flood test and returns its details. This may be a long-running request.
Note to windows users when using curl be sure to prepend the flood_files[] value with an @ symbol if using curl. This indicates to curl the rest should be a file name to read the data from e.g. -F "flood_files[][email protected]:/Users/tim/mytest.jmx"
POST https://api.flood.io/floods

Parameters

Parameter
Required
Type
Description
flood[tool]
true
string
type of tool to use: jmeter, gatling, java-selenium-chrome or java-selenium-firefox, or flood-chrome
flood_files
true
file
test plan to use, as a multipart upload
flood[grids]
true
array of mixed
array of grid objects to distribute flood to
flood[name]
false
string
name of the flood test
flood[notes]
false
string
notes or description of the flood test
flood[project]
false
string
notes or project name of the flood test
flood[tag_list]
false
string
comma separated tags associated with the flood test
flood[privacy_flag]
false
string
public or private [default]
flood[threads]
false
integer
number of threads to pass in to test plan
flood[rampup]
false
integer
number of seconds rampup to pass in to test plan
flood[duration]
false
integer
number of seconds duration to pass in to test plan
flood[override_hosts]
false
string
override DNS hostname resolution example.com/0.0.0.0, ...
flood[override_parameters]
false
string
override parameters string-Dparam=value, -Jparam=value, ...

Examples

Launch a flood on a new grid

curl -u ${API_TOKEN}: -X POST https://api.flood.io/floods \
-F "flood[tool]=jmeter" \
-F "flood[threads]=10" \
-F "flood[privacy]=public" \
-F "flood[name]=MyTest" \
-F "flood[tag_list]=ci,shakeout" \
-F "flood_files[][email protected]" \
-F "flood[grids][][infrastructure]=demand" \
-F "flood[grids][][instance_quantity]=1" \
-F "flood[grids][][region]=us-west-2" \
-F "flood[grids][][instance_type]=m4.xlarge" \
-F "flood[grids][][stop_after]=60"

Lauch a flood on multiple new grids

curl -u ${FLOOD_API_TOKEN}: -X POST https://api.flood.io/floods \
-F "flood[tool]=jmeter" \
-F "flood[threads]=10" \
-F "flood[privacy]=public" \
-F "flood[name]=MyTest" \
-F "flood_files[][email protected]" \
-F "flood[grids][][infrastructure]=demand" \
-F "flood[grids][][instance_quantity]=1" \
-F "flood[grids][][region]=ap-southeast-2" \
-F "flood[grids][][instance_type]=m4.xlarge" \
-F "flood[grids][][stop_after]=60" \
-F "flood[grids][][infrastructure]=demand" \
-F "flood[grids][][instance_quantity]=1" \
-F "flood[grids][][region]=ap-southeast-2" \
-F "flood[grids][][instance_type]=m4.xlarge" \
-F "flood[grids][][stop_after]=60" | jq -r .

Launch flood on an existing grid

curl -u ${API_TOKEN}: -X POST https://api.flood.io/floods \
-F "flood[tool]=jmeter" \
-F "flood[threads]=50" \
-F "flood_files[][email protected]/path/to/testplan.jmx" \
-F "flood_files[][email protected]/path/to/testdata.csv" \
-F "flood[grids][][uuid]=qpjrj4MnKmR3VgxOLtuMww"

Result Format

{
"_links": {
"self": {
"href": "/api/floods/VCFstUfl0AMdtaKYBo5d7A"
}
},
"uuid": "VCFstUfl0AMdtaKYBo5d7A",
"batch_id": "1VVGD5LBVvuatWEJ9SB8aA",
"apdex": null,
"tool": "jmeter",
"name": "MyTest",
"notes": null,
"threads": 10,
"rampup": null,
"duration": null,
"tag_list": [
"ci",
"shakeout"
],
"status": "queued",
"permalink": "https://flood.io/VCFstUfl0AMdtaKYBo5d7A",
"remote_errors": null,
"started": null,
"stopped": null,
"_embedded": {
"grids": [
{
"_links": {
"self": {
"href": "/api/grids/hg8ZjZcifgsuQvDfcnBONw"
}
},
"uuid": "hg8ZjZcifgsuQvDfcnBONw",
"batch_id": "1VVGD5LBVvuatWEJ9SB8aA",
"name": "jubilant-peak-production-hg8ZjZcifgsuQvDfcnBONw",
"region": "us-west-2",
"origin": "US West (Oregon)",
"instance_quantity": 1,
"instance_type": "m4.xlarge",
"infrastructure": "demand",
"stop_after": 60,
"status": "starting",
"nodes": []
}
],
"files": [
{
"name": "lRFFUcXvSIp7pHftfnC7x8",
"href": "..."
}
],
"archives": []
}
}
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Defintion
Parameters
Examples
Launch a flood on a new grid
Lauch a flood on multiple new grids
Launch flood on an existing grid
Result Format