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LoadRunner 12.00’s new network profiles make it easier to connect to your LGs, MI Listeners and MoFW

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00

HP LoadRunner 12.00 adds a new feature called Network Profile, which makes it easier for customers to configure their network environment for load testing. The new feature enables the Controller to communicate with other components such as Load Generators, MI Listener and Monitor Over Firewall via a proxy.


LoadRunner 12.00 allows you to export and import these configurations, making it even easier to configure the LoadRunner network environment.


Continue reading to learn about Network Profiles and how you can use them.


(This post was written by Lin Chen (Charlie), from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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Virtual Table Server Enhancements in LoadRunner 12.00

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:00

p3.pngWith the recent release of LoadRunner 12.00, I would like to introduce some enhancements to the Virtual Table Server (VTS) in LoadRunner 12.00. If you are not familiar with the VTS, you can refer to my previous post, The New Virtual Table Server (VTS) in LoadRunner 11.52.


Continue reading to learn about these enhancements, which include multi-instance support, TruClient native support, sample data, and more.


This post was written by Jason (Zhi-Yuan Jing), from the LoadRunner R&D team)

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Converting TruClient scripts to Web-protocol scripts in LoadRunner 12.0

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:00

p7.pngHP LoadRunner provides two solutions for load testing over the Web: the transport-based Web HTTP/HTML protocol, and the TruClient protocol. The difference between them is that the transport-based protocol simulates client requests at the network level while TruClient involves an actual browser engine.


LoadRunner 12.00 introduces a new feature, ‘TruClient to Web’, which can generate a web transport script from an existing TruClient script (either TruClient Firefox or TruClient IE). The generated web transport script contains the same business process as the original TruClient script, and at the same time most of the TruClient metadata, such as logs, comments, transactions and code structures, is also converted to in the equivalent Web HTTP script elements.


Continue reading to find out more about this new feature, and how to use it.


(This post was written by Yang Luo (Kert), from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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Step-by-step instructions to Provision Load Generators in the cloud for LoadRunner tests

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:57

With the release of LoadRunner 12.00 there are new features to discuss and explain. Today I examine using cloud machines as load generators for running LoadRunner scenarios from the Controller.


Keep reading to find out how to take advantage of this new functionality.


(This post was written by Edo Nir, LoadRunner R&D)

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Best practices and proven methodologies for Mobile Performance Testing

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 21:00

Vivit logo.jpgMobile performance testing is playing an increasingly important role in the automated tech landscape. This is why we are addressing this issue head- on. You can join us on April 9 at our webinar with Vivit where we will discuss the latest best practices and methodologies for creating an exceptional Mobile Performance Testing strategy.


Keep reading to find out how you can join us.

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New Ways to Secure Your LoadRunner Environment in 12.00

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:00

HP LoadRunner consists of a number of different components, including the Controller, Load Generators, MI Listeners, etc.  Previous releases of LoadRunner have provided enough security to ensure that the data being transferred between components is secure, but were not able to prevent unauthorized computers from accessing the components.  LoadRunner 12.00 introduces a new set of SSL-based security features that can protect your LoadRunner components from being used by an unauthorized computer.


Continue reading to learn how you can secure your LoadRunner 12.00 environment with the new SSL features.


(This post was written by Yan-Jun Yu (Tedy), from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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Cloud testing with HP Performance Center 12

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 22:01

provision multiple load generators.jpgIs your department being asked to perform more cloud testing as a result of increasing demand for mobile and analytics?  Cloud testing allows you to quickly and elastically scale up performance tests to meet the demands of your customer-facing business applications.  As a result, you can reduce expenditures and overhead of managing dedicated machines.


Keep reading to find out how you can easily perform cloud testing using HP Performance Testing Solutions.

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Announcing HP LoadRunner and HP Performance Center version 12

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 02:47

Today is a very exciting day for HP Software Application Delivery Management (ADM) team, with the launch of HP Apps 12. Included in this update is a new version of HP LoadRunner.

With HP LoadRunner and Performance Center software, users have the #1 tool to test their app’s performance thoroughly and accurately. In version 12, a multitude of enhancements were made to its testing capabilities focused around cloud, mobile and continuous testing. Read on as we dive deeper into each type of testing.

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HP Cloud Testing Webinar: 3 Essential Facts to Simplify Performance Testing

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:33

To meet business and technology shifts, agile IT enterprises are adopting technologies and
architectures such as cloud testing and computing which have increased the
speed of application development. 


Keep reading to learn how you can imporve your continuous performance testing.

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Using proxy recording for local AUTs in LoadRunner 12.00

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:00

p1.pngLoadRunner 11.52 introduced a new feature called Proxy Recording – a way to record remote applications under test. This includes applications installed on mobile devices or computers other than the one on which VuGen is installed. Many users have adopted this feature and given us positive feedback, so we decided to go one step further and offer proxy recording for local Web applications as well in the newest version of LoadRunner—12.00. 


Of course, recording applications that ran on the same machine as VuGen has been possible since the very beginning of LoadRunner’s history, but unfortunately, traditional Web recording techniques caused difficulties for some customers.  Adding Proxy Recording as an alternative recording mechanism should be beneficial for our customers and save a lot of needless troubleshooting.


Continue reading to learn how you can enable Proxy Recording for local applications, and some tips on configuring and using it.


(This post was written by Gal Shadeck, from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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Times, timing and timeouts in TruClient

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:45

7.pngTruClient is asynchronous by design. This is due to the asynchronous nature of the modern web applications that TruClient is intended to test, and the technology that is used to implement them.


Understanding this important concept is crucial to get the most out of the technology. It also implies that no matter the test structure, or whether the test itself is designed to pause or halt, there may still be some JavaScript or network activity taking place behind the scenes.


TruClient has several concepts related to time, timing and timeouts. Continue reading to learn about these concepts, how to configure them and how they may affect the results of your tests.


(This post was co-written with Geng-Cheng Shen (Victor), from the TruClient R&D Team)

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The Need for Integration: The Value of Continuous Application Performance Delivery

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 22:33

continuous performance.pngOver the past 20 years, business applications have evolved from centralized, monolithic mainframe systems to complex, distributed composite systems operating in public and private clouds.  In parallel with the changes in underlying technology, the approach we take to design, build, and deliver business applications has also changed.


Keep reading to find out what has changed and new ways that you can keep up.

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How to get an email alert when a LoadRunner (or other HP Software) release or patch is available

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:30

We sometimes find that customers are unaware that new releases and patches of our software are available.  One of the easiest ways to get an alert is to register for an email through the Software Support Online site.  Once you've registered, you'll get an email right to your inbox with details of each new patch or release as they are issued.


Continue reading to find out how to configure an email alert, and never miss a release or a patch again!

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Use Proxy Recording in LoadRunner 11.52 for Mobile Applications

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 07:54

LoadRunner has a proxy recording mode that you can use to record traffic to and from mobile devices.  In LoadRunner 11.52, a new proxy recording mode was provided. This feature provides a new approach for users to record web applications. It doesn’t require installing any client on mobile devices, so it is particularly suitable for recording mobile applications. It can also be used for desktop operating systems on which VuGen can’t be installed, such as Linux, Mac OS, etc.


Continue reading to learn more about the new proxy recorder mode and how to use it.


This post was written by Zhi-Yuan Jing (Jason), from the HP LoadRunner R&D team.

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Load testing of a REST API, using HP LoadRunner’s web_custom_request

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 07:51

In recent years, Representational State Transfer (REST) has become a dominant model for software architecture, especially for Web-based applications. Today, most large websites and Web applications on the Internet have REST APIs. Some examples include Twitter, Google, Flickr and so on. Continue reading to learn how you can load test your application’s REST API using HP LoadRunner’s web_custom_request method.


This post was written by Boris Kozorovitzky, from the LoadRunner R&D Team

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How to use JavaScript in your HP LoadRunner scripts

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 07:39

web_js_run.pngWhen we performance-test a website, a web application, or even a REST service we can be sure that JavaScript plays some role in the business process we are about to test.  HP LoadRunner uses C as the native language for scripting HTTP/HTML scripts, but it allows integration and use of JavaScript code with relative ease. 


Continue reading to learn how you can leverage JavaScript code by integrating it with your HP LoadRunner test scripts.


 This post was written by Boris Kozorovitzky, from the HP LoadRunner R&D team. VJFW8SPKZ64E

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End-to-End Performance Testing: challenges and needs in comprehensive application delivery

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:41

end to end approach.pngDynamic business demand for accelerated mobile, cloud and other cross platform software deployments is driving the need to evolve and adopt end-to-end performance testing and management. The push to deploy has led to strong adoption of agile approaches to development, with a majority of organizations evolving and standardizing on agile processes.


Keep reading to find out how to overcome the challenges associated with End-to-End performance testing.

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TruClient - Breaking down client times

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:30

teaser.pngTransaction Breakdown and Web Page Breakdown are very common concepts in LoadRunner and load testing in general when working with transport protocols. These metrics provide important information on network timing in order to analyze network layer bottlenecks on the server side when under load.


Keep reading to learn more about TruClient and the Client Side Breakdown metrics, which let you drill down into the Client Time.

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