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Aruba, HP and optimizing your applications for the network

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:21

HP_Aruba_800x400.jpgToday, HP and Aruba Networks today announced a definitive agreement for HP to acquire Aruba, a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise.

 

Let me walk you through this acquisition and tell you why I am so excited about what it means for end users and for HP Network Virtualization.

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HAR files, and how you can use them in StormRunner Load

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:00

Configure HAR file testHP StormRunner Load allows you to create performance tests from a number of sources, such as LoadRunner scripts and TruClient scripts.  You can also use HTTP Archive files, known as HAR files, which contain a record of a web browser’s interaction with a site.

 

Continue reading to find out more about HAR files, and how you can incorporate them into your StormRunner Load tests.

 

(This post was written by Eyal Fingold from the StormRunner Load R&D Team)

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The Latest in VuGen Performance and Usability Tips

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:06

OptionsHow much time do you spend on script development? According to a recent customer survey, 70 percent of time invested by performance testers is spent on script development in VuGen.

 

Keep reading to find out how improvements to time and memory-consuming features have improved the VuGen experience. I will also provide tips on how to improve users’ day-to-day work with VuGen.

 

(This post was written by Yuriy Kipnis from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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A first glance at the new web-based controller in LoadRunner 12.02

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:36

GraphsLoadRunner 12.02 includes a technical preview of the newly-designed, browser-based Web Controller. While defined as a technical preview and therefore not including all the existing Controller’s features, this version is fully functional and supports defining and running load tests with a variety of popular protocols such as Web, TruClient, SAP GUI and Citrix.

 

Continue reading for an introduction to the new Web Controller’s capabilities.

 

(This post was written by Shaul Strachan from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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Creating cloud-based Load Generator Images on Azure with LoadRunner 12.02

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:46

HP LoadRunner 12.00 allows you to use Amazon EC2 cloud machines as Load Generators (LGs) for running load testing scenarios from the Controller. LoadRunner 12.02 introduces support for Microsoft’s Azure cloud as well, so you can use your Azure account to provision Load Generators for your load tests. To take advantage of this feature, you first need to create a special Load Generator image, which is then used to deploy the Azure-based Load Generators.

 

Continue reading to learn more about provisioning Load Generators from Azure, and how you can create your own Windows-based Load Generator image.

 

(This post was written by Alexander Zavaliy from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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Performance Testing Web and Mobile Apps in the Cloud

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:18

To ensure peak load performance during traffic spikes and unexpected surges, you must load test new and updated websites and mobile apps early and often—before they go live. After all, your company’s reputation and revenue are on the line.

 

We're going to help you understand more about how you can address load testing challenges with cloud based load testing in a lively and exciting webinar on January 27th.

 

 Register now: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. ET

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Run LoadRunner’s new TruClient – Native Mobile scripts on multiple devices

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:04

In my previous blog post I explained how to enhance LoadRunner’s new TruClient – Native Mobile protocol. In this post I’ll explain how to configure the script to run on multiple devices and how to debug problems in the performance test. This is the last post in this series.

 

(This post was written by Yehuda Sabag from the TruClient R&D Team)

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A closer look at traffic filtering enhancements in LoadRunner 12.02

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 20:00

When you record a business process, much of the generated traffic does not contribute to the load test in any meaningful way. This happens because browsers and other client applications often visit other hosts and web applications—which are not actually part of the business process.

 

LoadRunner 12.02 introduces a new way of filtering unwanted access to irrelevant hosts. Continue reading to find out more about the new Port Mapping feature, and how you can use it in your LoadRunner scripts.

 

(This post was written by Honghai Fan (Lancer) from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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Noise Generation in LoadRunner 12.02

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 10:19

LoadRunner 12.02 introduces a new feature called ‘Noise Generation’ which allows you to easily and automatically generate a heavy load on your server. This capability allows you to concentrate on running and analyzing the data from more complex scenarios as they run on a server under stress. Best of all, a virtual user that is generating ‘noise’ is a tenth of the cost of a regular virtual user!

 

Continue reading to find out more about this new feature, and how you can use it in your load testing.

 

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

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