What's new

Check out below the new features and improvements in LoadRunner versions 12.60 and 12.61.

Note:  

  • To improve the customer experience and provide more optimized search, the online versions of the Help Centers for 12.60 and 12.61 have been streamlined into a single version for each product. Any version specific changes are indicated where relevant.
  • For a list of hotfixes, see: LoadRunner 12.60 - Release information.

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TruWeb

TruWeb is a new protocol offering, focusing on the HTTP (transport) level. It provides a lightweight, scalable, cross-platform solution using a brand new JavaScript SDK and engine.

TruWeb version 2018.11.4 released with LoadRunner 12.61 includes the following enhancements:

Connections measurement The local measurements database now includes a Connections table, enabling you to see connections per second for TruWeb in Controller and Analysis graphs. See Database tables.
Multiple scripts execution

Ability to execute multiple TruWeb scripts in parallel on one machine/load generator.

Masking/encrypting sensitive data

User sensitive data can be masked or encrypted using TruWebUtils executable; and unmasked or decrypted for replay. See Encoding sensitive data.

HTML form encoding support

The following encoding is supported for POST requests:

Authentication Support for Digest and NTLM authentication. See User authentication.
VS Code Run and debug TruWeb scripts using Visual Studio Code. See Scripting with VS Code.

See the TruWeb Help Center for full details.

Note: TruWeb is provided as a tech preview feature.

VuGen

Protocol enhancements

Web - HTTP/HTML

The Web - HTTP/HTML protocol now includes:

  • A runtime setting to enable/disable HTTP/2 features. See the HTTP section for runtime settings.
  • An argument for web_set_certificate_ex that looks up a certificate in the Windows Certificate Store, using a more reliable thumbprint instead of the index. See web_set_certificate_ex in the Function Reference.
Oracle NCA protocol The Oracle NCA protocol has a new runtime setting that enables connecting to one or multiple IP addresses. See Oracle NCA Protocol.
PCoIP protocol We have enhanced desktop pool support with the ability to sync on bitmap timeout per step. See pcoip_sync_on_bitmap_ex in the Function Reference.

TruClient

All information is available in the TruClient Help Center.

TruClient Browser/Firefox browser

TruClient Browser, first made available in version 12.56, is now fully supported and equivalent to Firefox version 58.0.2. TruClient browser has replaced the Firefox browser. See Differences Between Supported Browsers.

Debug code

When converting actions to code, you can now benefit from expanded debugging functionality using an Inspector Panel, enabling you to do a detailed review of variable values in the code. See Replay and enhance the converted script.

Note: The converting actions to code feature is provided as tech preview version.

Windows 10 This release includes improved support for using the TruClient IE browser on Windows 10. See TruClient for IE Browser.
Interactive guidance

TruClient now includes interactive walkthroughs and guidance, providing help within the TruClient application with onboarding, product tours, and more.

TruClient 12.61: Support added for using interactive guidance on Chromium browsers in TruClient Standalone.

See Help options.

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Controller and Analysis

Network Virtualization

Network Virtualization usage is now included with your LoadRunner protocol licenses; network emulation and NV Insights do not require any additional license purchase. See License bundles.

Analysis graphs

You can now save a graph as an image file directly from the graph's right-click menu. See Save graph as image.

Command Line Interface tool

You can now automate scenario runs using the Command Line Interface tool by invoking an XML input file or a LoadRunner scenario (.lrs) file.

The XML input can be constructed prior to running scenarios, allowing for fully DevOps-oriented flows including:

  • Pulling scripts from any source control
  • Dynamically allocating Dockerized load generators
  • Running scenarios from any CI tool

See Running Scenarios using the Command Line Interface (CLI) Tool

LoadRunner Raw Results Exporter

Use the new LoadRunner Raw Results Exporter tool to export scenario results to JSON or to InfluxDB. See LoadRunner Raw Results Exporter.

Windows Dockerized Load Generator

A Dockerized load generator image (for some protocols) is now available for Windows platforms, in addition to Linux. See Configure Dockerized Load Generators.

Note: The Windows Dockerized load generator image is provided as tech preview version.

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Technologies and platforms

Prerequisites

The following are no longer prerequisites for LoadRunner:

  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013
Java

Support added for Java 9 and 10

Default: Java 10

OpenSSL Support added for OpenSSL 1.1.0g
SAP GUI protocol

Support added for the following:

  • SAP GUI 7.5
  • Ability to record and replay SAP GUI scripts on Windows 10/Windows Server 2016
MQTT protocol Support added for UTF-8

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