couple of hours to do the entire setup and then I came across AB (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/programs/ab.html) Tool.
Finding the URL to download was the toughest thing :). It took me 10 minutes to figure it out (http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/).
I know, I am dumb but once the took was installed it was as easy breeze.
I realized the tool is part Lion OS, you don't have to install it separately, so mac users can hit the ground running in no time vs Windows users have to download and set the environment variable and add that to path variable.
Once the Apache benchmark bin directory is in you path, you are ready to rock and roll.
Open the command prompt ( cmd) then type "ab" and hit enter, it will show you all the options. I used -n ( Number of request) and -c (Concurrent request).