Network > Mapping and Filtering Recording Options

Enables you to set the port mapping and traffic filtering for the recording or code generation. This option lets you include or exclude specific IPs or ports for your Vusers.

To access
Record > Recording Options > Network > Mapping and Filtering
Important information
This node is available only for specific protocols. For a complete list of protocols and their associated nodes, see Protocol Compatibility Table.

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Element
Capture level
For port mapping only: The level of data to capture (relevant only for HTTP based protocols):
  • Socket level data. Capture data using trapping on the socket level only. Port mappings apply in this case (default).

  • WinINet level data. Capture data using hooks on the WinINet.dll API used by certain HTTP applications. The most common application that uses these hooks is Internet Explorer. Port mappings are not relevant for this level.

  • Socket level and WinINet level data. Captures data using both mechanisms. WinINet level sends information for applications that use WinINet.dll. Socket level sends data only if it determines that it did not originate from WinINet.dll. Port mapping applies to data that did not originate from WinINet.dll.

Network-level server address mappings for
For port mapping only: Specifies the mappings per protocol. For example, to show only the FTP mappings, select FTP.
<Port mapping list>
A list of the port mappings.
You can temporarily disable the settings for an entry by clearing the check box adjacent to it. When the check box is cleared, VuGen ignores the custom settings for the entry and uses the default settings—it does not cause the host:port to be ignored. To filter a host and port, use Traffic Filtering.
<Traffic filtering list>
A list of the traffic filters, indicating the server name, port and filtering level.
  • Click New Entry or Edit Entry to set these values.
  • Clear the check box adjacent to an entry to disable it temporarily.
  • When you launch VuGen, all unchecked port mapping entries are converted into traffic filter entities.
In the Port mapping section: Opens the Server Entry dialog box, allowing you to add a new mapping. For user interface details, see Server Entry - Port Mapping Dialog Box.
In the Traffic filtering section: Opens the New Entry dialog box, allowing you to add a new traffic filter. For user interface details, see Server Entry - Traffic Filtering Dialog Box.
Opens the Server Entry or New Entry dialog box, allowing you to edit the selected entry.

For port mapping, this button opens the Advanced Settings dialog box to enable auto-detection of the communication protocol and SSL level. For details, see Advanced Port Mapping Settings Dialog Box.


  • In LoadRunner versions prior to 12.02, only port mapping was available, but not traffic filtering.
  • If you upgrade from a version of LoadRunner prior to 12.02, the first time you open VuGen, it will automatically convert all of the unchecked port mapping entries into traffic filters.

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