LoadRunner

This is a great place to start if you are new to HP Performance Center or Loadrunner.  Our experts are putting together a series of articles to help understand and teach you about this product.

Background and Loadrunner basics 

A good place to start for a general background and introduction using Performance Center and Loadrunner is here:

  • Performance Center : Architecture overview High Level Overview Loadrunner has the following high level conceptual components: Injector(s) – Used to replicate virtual users Controller – Used to coordinate the actions of the simulated users Realtime monitors – gives information on hardware and software metric’s during simulation Analysis Database – stores information for post analysis Any commercial load-testing tool should consist of these.   Communication between LR components Performance Center Components Administration Site: The Administration Site ...
  • What is the Difference between Loadrunner and Performance Center This question has been asked many times and the simple answer is this: Performance Center is simply Loadrunner wrapped up in a web front end.  I personally think that the web front end looks extremely dated and clumsy – its in need of an update, but dispiste being superficial it does do what is required.  By wrapping up ...
  • My Experience with Loadrunner (Overview) Starting to use Loadrunner as a performance validation platform changed the way I looked at load generation tools; previously I had extensively used JMeter. What follows are a list of the main benefits & points of using Loadrunner: 1. Loadrunner is an enterprise-grade tool: As the project team I worked on was split site we could ...
  • My Top Five Issues with Performance Center I previously discussed what I saw as the main advantages to HP Performance Center, however I also have a number of grips using the software. What follows are the top five areas I which I think Performance Center could be improved upon: The Performance Center User administration user interface relies intensively on AJAX calls, e.g. for ...
  • How to performance test with HP Loadrunner? HP Loadrunner allows the implementation, execution, reporting & evaluation of your performance tests.  Before beginning to script using Loadrunner you need to have a clear understanding of what to test. In this post I will describe the major points of planning and executing a proper performance test (see earlier posts for details) highlighting the stages ...
  • Implementing test scenarios with HP Loadrunner I last gave a high level introduction how HP Loadrunner as a tool fits into the Performance workflow. In this post I will go into more detail with regards to the implementation of the Loadrunner scripting. The objective of the test implementation phase is to create a program which will emulate the planned user activities. For ...
  • Essential steps to create a Loadrunner test script In this post I will describe the most notable activities you need to create a successful Load-runner script. As an example, we will refer to a simple web-shop, which features search functionality, where customers can search for products by typing in the product’s name. From the search result they can select the appropriate product and navigate ...
  • Pricing for Load Testing Tools This article aims to describe the different pricing structures you may face when evaluating commercial load testing tools.  I’ll use the market leading performance test tool for a concrete illustration – HP Performance Center also commonly referred to as Loadrunner.  I was called in to act as a Performance consultant on behalf of a client that had an urgent need ...
  • Pacing Loadrunner User Scenarios This article will describe the different options for pacing available within Loadrunner and outline how they can be used.  In the pervious blog  we calculated the necessary number of virtual users to produce the desired load.  The previous formula relied on the length of the user scenario. How does the load generator execute the script? The generator starts up the ...
  • AJAX TruClient – The next Revolution in Performance Testing domain Last week, I had a chance to work on the AJAX TruClient protocol launched in the latest version of LR (LR 11). I was amazed to see a totally different manner of scripting followed with this protocol. The object identification technology made my scripting and debugging task a piece of cake. The non-requirement of dynamic correlation reduced the scripting complications and ...

Loadrunner Tips and Tricks 

Some Tips and Tricks for Loadrunner can be found here:

If you have written a great LR Routine and would like to share then please get in touch and submit your code to this site.  Share with the community, gain recognition  and bask in the glory of fellow Loadtesters.   

Advanced Loadrunner

A some articles for the more advanced user of Loadrunner can be found here:

 

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2 thoughts on “LoadRunner

  1. Hi,
    I am new to Loadrunner, I am going to Test some of BIRT Reports through LR 11.0, Could you please guide me for the same(i.e What all important things I need to keep in mind before proceeding to LR for BIRT Reports) and if possible please include some articles on how to test BIRT Reports performance through LR.

    Thanks in advance!!!
    Regards,
    Sujit Singh

  2. Hi, i am new to this testing load runner tool and now i am learning load runner, previously i worked in sap-abap. now i changed platform sap to performance load runner. i am looking for a job on this. so please tell me how the market is about performance load runner tool and how the future in this field. could you please assist me. how companies are looking for a candidate on this load runner tool…

    Thanks,
    kiran.g

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