Downloads of v 1.13:


Last Update:

13 Mar 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Rick Strahl
  • West Wind Technologies


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West Wind WebSurge

This is not the latest version of West Wind WebSurge available.

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1.13 | Updated: 13 Mar 2019



Downloads of v 1.13:



Software Author(s):

  • Rick Strahl
  • West Wind Technologies

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West Wind WebSurge 1.13

This is not the latest version of West Wind WebSurge available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install West Wind WebSurge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade West Wind WebSurge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall West Wind WebSurge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade westwindwebsurge -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.13'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade westwindwebsurge -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.13'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install westwindwebsurge
    name: westwindwebsurge
    version: '1.13'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'westwindwebsurge' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.13'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller westwindwebsurge
    Name     = "westwindwebsurge"
    Version  = "1.13"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'westwindwebsurge':
  ensure   => '1.13',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 13 Mar 2019.


West Wind WebSurge is an easy to use Web URL and load testing tool that makes it easy to capture or enter a series of Web requests, and test them interactively or under automated heavy load. The goal is to make the process of creating, managing and playing back of HTTP requests easy, so you can test and re-test your sites frequently and catch performance or application issues early in the development cycle.

Use our built-in Web capture tool to capture and filter Web sessions from Web Browsers or Windows applications, use Telerik's Fiddler or manually create sessions using plain text HTTP headers in a text file. All HTTP request data is stored as plain HTTP headers, so it's easy to create, edit or generate test sessions manually of via code.

Capture HTML requests, AJAX, REST and SOAP services. Capture SSL requests, provide POST data and custom headers - anything HTTP supports you can use in your session. Once captured play back the session under load by running for a specified time and number of simultaneous sessions. See summarized results, a few simple graphs and examine individual requests and failures. Finally a command line tool is available to automate load tests from the command prompt or with shell scripts.

$packageName = 'westwindwebsurge'
$fileType = 'exe'
$url = ''

$silentArgs = '/SILENT'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage "packageName" "$fileType" "$silentArgs" "$url"  -validExitCodes  $validExitCodes  -checksum "CC4EA436D8E237FE6D2C56F3B26DF8EBFB25F88F8CD9BF7612EC9B9B5CBAEC3F" -checksumType "sha256"

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
West Wind WebSurge 2.1.1 127 Thursday, March 31, 2022 Approved
West Wind WebSurge 2.1 39 Thursday, March 31, 2022 Approved
West Wind WebSurge 2.0.6 44 Friday, March 25, 2022 Approved
West Wind WebSurge 2.0.5 104 Thursday, March 3, 2022 Approved
West Wind WebSurge 2.0.3 44 Friday, February 25, 2022 Approved
West Wind WebSurge 2.0.2 37 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Approved
West Wind WebSurge 2.0.1 107 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Approved
West Wind WebSurge 55 Friday, January 28, 2022 Approved
West Wind WebSurge 165 Saturday, January 15, 2022 Approved

This update changes to more lenient licensing. Adds the ability to test all requests in a session once for easy review in non-load scenarios. Time to 1st byte is now captured. .websurge extension support for session files so they just open in WebSurge when clicked. Optional formatted view with Syntax coloring for HTML, JSON and XML results.

This package has no dependencies.

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