Yes you can do performance testing by hand. For this you ought to open plenty of active sessions of the application and must be tested. It also depends on what kind of performance you require to do the check. However, in general, you can judge the active sessions, the number of open DB connections, number of threads (which I have taken the Web-based applications in Java, for example), the amount of CPU time and memory used to have a display of performance. You can have IBM Tivoli Performance Viewer. It is available for trial as well. Usually the check is performed by the deployment of the application on the server and access the implementation of several client computers and making multiple threads. The display of return should of coursework be installed on the server.