Set up your system over firewalls

The MI Listener and Monitors Over Firewall setup files are provided in the LoadRunner Professional installation package's /Additional Components folder.

Setting up your system to work with firewalls involves the following stages of configuration:

  1. Install the over-firewall components.

    To enable over-firewall communication, ensure that you have installed the following LoadRunner Professional components:

    • MI Listener. Serves as a router between Controller and the LoadRunner Agent. You install the MI Listener component on a dedicated machine. To access the setup file, see Additional components.

    • Note: You can also use the Controller machine as the MI Listener without the need for a separate installation. When acting as the MI Listener, the Controller machine cannot have Vusers running on it. In this case, Controller must be a pure Controller and not a Controller + Load Generator.

    • Monitors Over Firewall component. Used to monitor the servers that are located over a firewall. You install the Monitors Over Firewall component on a dedicated machine. To access the setup file, see Additional components.

  2. Perform the initial configuration of the over-firewall system.

    See Set up an over-firewall deployment.

  3. Configure the LoadRunner Agent

    Configure the LoadRunner Agent on the monitor-over-firewall machine as well as on each load generator machine that will be running over the firewall, to communicate with the MI Listener

    See Configure the LoadRunner Agent over firewalls.

  4. Connect Controller to the load generator and MI Listener machines.

    Configure Controller to recognize the load generator and MI Listener machines and then verify the connection between the machines.

    See Create and verify the connection between Controller and agent machines.

  5. Define what to monitor on your servers.

    Choose the server measurements that you want your monitor-over-firewall machine to monitor.

    See Set firewall monitoring preferences.

  6. Check connectivity.

    After installing and configuring all the necessary components, check that you are able to establish a connection between the LoadRunner Agent, the MI Listener, and the Controller machine. If you have difficulties, see Known issues for firewalls.

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