Prepare a scenario to run

This task describes configurations and customizations you can set up before you start running your scenario.

Specify result file name and location

You can define the location where Controller saves scenario run results, and specify a descriptive name for each result set.

You can also use OpenText's web-based test management program, Application Lifecycle Management, to store results to a project.

For details, see Result Settings dialog box.

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Specify scenario runtime settings

You can instruct LoadRunner Professional to allow an individual Vuser or the Vusers in a group to complete the iterations they are running before stopping, to complete the actions they are running before stopping, or to stop running immediately. For details, see Options > Runtime Settings tab.

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Specify file transfer settings

You can instruct LoadRunner Professional to transfer the runtime files to each load generator that runs that script, before running the scenario. You can also set whether to transfer the .dat parameter files. For details, see Options > Runtime File Storage tab.

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Set up the monitoring environment

LoadRunner Professional enables you to view data generated during the scenario run using the online monitors. Some monitors require configuration, including setting up the monitoring environment before the run, and specifying the server machines and measurements to monitor.

For details, see Configure monitors.

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Configure automatic collation

With automatic collation enabled for scenarios, LoadRunner Professional collates results from all load generators when using the local machine file storage setting. You can manually disable this option to prevent automatic collation.

In addition, you can specify which types of data to include in the collation and when to do the collation—At runtime or At the end of the test. For details, see Collate scenario run results.

If you disable automatic collation, you can manually collate the results after the scenario run is complete.

When automatic collation is enabled, Auto Collate Results is displayed in the status bar.

To set a post-collation command, select Tools > Options > Execution tab, and enter the command in the Post Collate Command box. For details, see Options > Execution tab.

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Change web page diagnostics settings

LoadRunner Professional collects web page diagnostics data to help you assess the performance of web pages in your script and analyze any problematic elements, like images that download slowly or broken links.

You can change the default sample percentage, or disable web page diagnostics data collection entirely. For details, see Web page diagnostics.

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Enable Auto Load Analysis

To invoke Analysis as soon as the scenario is finished running, select Results > Auto Load Analysis.

When this is enabled, Auto Load Analysis is displayed in the status bar.

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Schedule scenario

You define the scenario schedule to select the scenario type, and schedule actions and Vusers for the scenario. You can also add disruption events.

For details, see Define a schedule for the scenario.

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Provide scenario summary information

You can enter summary information to be provide a description of the scenario. Select Scenario > Summary Information.

For details, see Summary Information dialog box.

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Set up the scenario to run MMS (Media Player)

Note: This protocol is currently supported for replay only. All support will be removed in a future version.

  • When running a scenario in controller for an MMS script the scenario may fail if the runtime setting Network >Speed Simulation is not set to Use maximum bandwidth, and Miscellaneous >Multithreading setting is not "Run Vuser as a process".
  • If Media Player scripts fail with the error: Error -86801:Host access denied, <hostname> not available or missing, add the mms_disable_host_check function to the script.

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Set up the scenario to run GUI Vusers

If you have integrated a Unified Functional Testing (UFT) script into the scenario:

  • Set up runtime settings for the script in UFT. Runtime settings from LoadRunner Professional are not applied to UFT scripts.

  • Ensure that UFT is closed before running the scenario.
  • Note: You can run only one GUI Vuser concurrently per machine.

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