This tutorial uses Web Tours, a sample Web-based travel agency system, to demonstrate how LoadRunner is used as a solution for load testing. Web Tours users connect to a Web server, search for flights, book flights, and check flight itineraries.
While LoadRunner supports many different protocols, this tutorial demonstrates how to load test a Web-based application.
In this section of the tutorial, you will learn how to install and start Web Tours.
LoadRunner must be installed. LoadRunner is not needed for Web Tours to operate, but is required to successfully complete the LoadRunner tutorial.
Check that you are using Internet Explorer 10 or later.
You need to have administrative permissions on the machine to install Web Tours (but administrative permissions are not required to run the Web Tours application).
Download the Web Tours zip file from the AppDelivery Marketplace.
The download contains the following files:
Install Strawberry Perl:
Double-click strawberry-perl-188.8.131.52.msi to run the installation.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install in the default folder.
Note: Installing Strawberry Perl modifies the system’s PATH environment variable, and adds the Strawberry Perl folder, for example, C:\strawberry\perl\bin. This is required for Web Tours to operate properly.
Install Web Tours: Unzip the contents of the WebTours.zip to a folder on the machine, for example, to C:\WebTours.
Start Web Tours
- Access the folder where you have unzipped WebTours.zip, for example: C:\WebTours.
- Run StartServer.bat.
- A standard command line window opens, indicating that the server is running. Keep this window open while you access the Web Tours application.
- Open Web Tours in a browser window using http://localhost:1080/WebTours/.
You are now ready to work with the Web Tours application and continue with the tutorial.