Controlling A Running Goose Load Test

By default, Goose will launch a telnet Controller thread that listens on, and a WebSocket Controller thread that listens on The running Goose load test can be controlled through these Controllers. Goose can optionally be started with the --no-autostart run time option to prevent the load test from automatically starting, requiring instead that it be started with a Controller command. When Goose is started this way, a host is not required and can instead be configured via the Controller.

NOTE: The controller currently is not Gaggle-aware, and only functions correctly when running Goose as a single process in standalone mode.