Continuous integration with TeamCity
Using the Micro Focus plugin, you can set up TeamCity projects to run LoadRunner Professional performance tests.
TeamCity integration overview
As more software companies utilize continuous integration practices, you may also need to integrate load tests into your build process. This integration helps developers insure that new builds do not introduce regressions.
The LoadRunner plugin for the TeamCity provides a mechanism for executing Controller scenarios as part of a build configuration. This plugin allows you to trigger a performance test as a build step and view the results in TeamCity reports.
The following are the prerequisites for installing the LoadRunner TeamCity plugin:
- Non-server machines: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
- Server machines: Windows 2012 R2 SP1 or higher
Make sure you have PowerShell 5.0 or higher. For download and setup information, see Download and install Windows PowerShell.
- Ensure that your machine is configured as a TeamCity agent. For more information, see Setting up and Running Additional Build Agents in the TeamCity documentation.
- Make sure that LoadRunner Professional is installed on the agent machine.
Once you have verified that your environment is properly configured, install the LoadRunner Professional plugin for TeamCity.
Permissions and accessibility
To complete the integration, you need to grant Read/Write permissions and check accessibility.
Ensure that the user running the TeamCity Build Agent service has Read/Write permissions.
Create test scenarios to ensure that their location is accessible to your agent.
This section provides an example for using the TeamCity integration to run your tests.
Add a new build step and search for LoadRunner Professional CI Test:
Enter the parameter values. For details, see Plugin parameters.
Run the build. The tests are executed sequentially, each of them being passed or failed based on the scenario SLA. If there is one failed scenario during the build step, the rest of the scenarios will run, but the build will be marked as failed at the end of the execution. Open the Build Log tab to see the build step summary:
After the LoadRunner TeamCity plugin is properly configured, use the following parameters to set the behavior for your load tests:
- Test Path: The path of the test or folder that contains the tests.
- Results Path: The directory to which the test results should be saved.
- Timeout: The timeout value for the build step execution, in seconds. To specify no timeout, use a value of -1.
Set the following LoadRunner settings parameters:
- Controller polling interval: The polling interval for checking the scenario status, in seconds.
- Scenario execution timeout: The maximum time allotted for scenario execution, in minutes.
- Analysis template: The path to a template file (.tem extension) to apply to the build. To use the default template, do not specify a value.
Review the results in Jenkins
You can access the results in the following ways:
The results are stored on the agent used for the job at <Results Path>\<BuildLabel>.
The results are also uploaded as artifacts of the build.
In addition, you can see the LoadRunner Analysis results on the build's LoadRunner Report tab. In this tab, you can select the scenario whose results you want to view.