Add New Load Generator/Load Generator Information Dialog Box

The Add New Load Generator dialog box enables you to add a new local load generator to the scenario. The Load Generator Information dialog box enables you to view and edit information about the selected load generator.

To access
Controller toolbar > .
  • Add New Load Generator dialog box: Click Add.

  • Load Generator Information dialog box: Select a load generator and click Details.

Important information
After adding a load generator, it appears in the Load Generators list with a Down status.
Relevant tasks
See also

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element
Description

(Add New Load Generator dialog box only)

More/Less. Shows/hides the tabs where you configure the load generator's details. For details, see below.

Enable load generator to take part in the scenario

When selected, enables the load generator to participate in the scenario.

When cleared, the load generator is disabled, and therefore does not participate in the scenario. This is useful in the following cases:

  • If a load generator is unavailable for a particular scenario run, you can exclude it temporarily instead of removing it entirely from the list of load generators that are available for the scenario.

  • You can disable load generators to isolate a specific machine to test its performance.

Name
The name of the load generator.
Platform
The platform on which the load generator is installed, either Windows or Linux.
Temporary directory

The location, on the load generator, where the Controller can store temporary files.

Default: If left empty, during a scenario run LoadRunner stores the temporary files on the load generator in a temporary folder specified by the load generator's TEMP or TMP environment variables.

Load Generator Configuration Tabs

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element Description
Connection Log tab
(Load Generator Information dialog box only)

Displays the standard output and standard errors generated as the Controller connects to the selected Linux load generator. You can change the command that the Controller sends to the remote bridge in order to connect to the load generator. See Load Generator Configuration > Connection Log Tab.

Available: In Expert mode only.

Runtime File Storage tab
Enables you to specify the result folder for the performance data that LoadRunner gathers from each load generator during a scenario. See Load Generator Configuration > Runtime File Storage Tab.
Runtime Quota tab
Enables you to specify the maximum number of Vusers that the load generator can initialize or stop simultaneously. See Load Generator Configuration > Runtime Quota Tab.
Connection tab
Enables you to manage network profiles and run Vusers over a firewall. See Load Generator Configuration > Connection Tab.
Status tab
Displays details about the status of the load generator. See Load Generator Configuration > Status Tab.
Terminal Services tab
The Terminal Services Manager which enables you to distribute Vusers running in your load testing scenario on terminal servers. See Load Generator Configuration > Terminal Services Tab.
Linux Environment tab
Enables you to configure the login parameters and shell type for each Linux load generator. See Load Generator Configuration > Linux Environment Tab.
Vuser Limits tab
(Add New Load Generator dialog box only)
Enables you to modify the maximum number of GUI, RTE, and other Vusers that the load generator can run. See Load Generator Configuration > Vuser Limits Tab.
Vuser Status tab
(Load Generator Information dialog box only)
Displays the status of all the Vusers connected to the load generator. See Load Generator Configuration > Vuser Status Tab.
Network Virtualization tab
Allows you to apply network virtualization to your scenario. See Load Generator Configuration > Network Virtualization Tab.

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