Manage load generators on the cloud

This section describes how to manage load generators on the cloud for LoadRunner Professional load test scenarios.

Provision load generators on the cloud

The process of creating a new load generator in a cloud account is known as provisioning the load generator. You can provision either a single load generator or multiple load generators with the same configuration. You can use either the default system configuration, or define and apply a custom configuration.

You provision load generators when setting up load test scenario. For details, see Add load generators to a scenario.

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Rename provisioned load generators

You can rename load generators that you provisioned. The renaming affects the provider side too, so that the new name appear in the list of available cloud load generators.

Note: The load generator name must not exceed 128 characters.

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Delete provisioned load generators from scenario

You can delete cloud load generators directly from a scenario:

  1. In the Load Generators dialog box, select the machine you want to delete and click Delete.
  2. In the Delete Load Generator window, select one of the following options:  

    • Delete from Scenario. The machine will be removed from this Controller, but it is still up and running.

    • Delete and Terminate. When not being used, cloud machines may still be incurring costs to your account. If you select this option, the load generator is removed from the scenario and also terminated on the cloud.

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Terminate provisioned load generators automatically after scenario run

You can configure Controller to automatically terminate a load generator on the cloud after a scenario is completed. Load generators are removed in order to reduce cloud usage and the associated costs. For details on how to specify whether or not to remove load generators at the end of a scenario, see Add load generators to a scenario.

If you specify to terminate load generators at the end of a scenario run, its termination differs slightly depending on whether the scenario is completed successfully or fails.

When a scenario completes successfully, the load generator is no longer required and is terminated immediately.

If a scenario fails, however, you may want to give the scenario some time to rerun. You can specify to terminate the load generator after a scenario fails.

This delay may be useful because it enables you to access information on the load generator that may indicate why the scenario failed. After the load generator is removed, this information is no longer available.

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