What's New for LoadRunner Professional

This topic introduces the new features and enhancements for LoadRunner Professional, version 24.1.

What's New video

Learn about some of the new features included in LoadRunner Professional version 24.1:

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User experience

This release includes the following enhancements to the user experience:

Area Enhancement
Updated UI

The user interface is updated to reflect that Micro Focus is now OpenText.

Online graphs

In a Controller online graph, you can now set the scale for multiple measurements at once.

For details, see Configuring measurement settings.

Output messages

You can now export the output messages from a scenario run.

For details, see Output Messages window.

Summary Report

The Analysis Summary Report now displays the start and end time for the scenario, and the time zone.

For details, see Summary Report.

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Data and analytics

This release includes the following data and analytics updates:

Area Enhancement
Web page diagnostics

The collection of data for web page diagnostics is now disabled by default. To view data in the Web Page Diagnostics graphs in Analysis, enable data collection in Controller.

For details, see Web page diagnostics.

Web Resources graph

Controller and Analysis include a new Web Resources graph for server requests per second. This graph displays hits per host statistics (based on server hostname) for a DevWeb script.

For details, see Web Resource monitoring.

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Integrations and ecosystem

This release includes the following integrations and ecosystem enhancement:

Area Enhancement
Push data to Datadog

You can now push real-time data from a Controller scenario run to the Datadog platform. The sent data includes performance metrics and scenario details from the run.

For details, see Integration with Datadog.

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This release includes the following modernization enhancement:

Area Enhancement
Transactions dialog box

The Controller Transactions dialog box has a modernized UI, and now includes Search functionality.

For details, see Transactions dialog box.

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Security and infrastructure

This release includes the following security and infrastructure enhancements:

Area Enhancement
RHEL 9 support

There is now full protocol support for Linux and Linux Docker load generators installed on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.x 64-bit distribution.

For details, see Installation.

OneLG Docker images

The load generator images in the Docker hub repository have been renamed.

For details, see Configure Dockerized load generators.

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VuGen, protocols, and LoadRunner Developer

Virtual User Generator (VuGen) includes the following enhancements. For details, see the VuGen What's New.

Area Enhancement

The Chrome V8 JavaScript engine used by VuGen and load generators is now upgraded to work with the ECMAScript 2022 language specification.

Recorder extension for Chrome

You can now install a LoadRunner Web Recorder extension in Chrome to record events for a Vuser script. This allows you to create scripts in cases where the security policy blocks the standard VuGen recorder.

Note: This feature is provided as a tech preview.

VuGen-LRC integration

SSO/browser-based authentication is now supported for the integration between VuGen and LoadRunner Cloud.

CyberArk integration

This release includes an integration with CyberArk, providing support for use of CyberArk identity security for privileged accounts. A new LoadRunner API enables you to connect to the CyberArk vault and query for passwords.


The VuGen and third-party protocols include the following enhancements. For details, see the VuGen What's New.

Area Enhancement
Cloud for AWS protocol

VuGen contains a new script designer for creating AWS protocol scripts. Using the script designer, you can generate an SQS script without having to manually insert code.

TruClient protocols

The following updates are included for TruClient scripts:

  • Chromium browser support: For version 120

  • TruClient Browser: Now equivalent to Firefox version 118

  • Security updates

.NET+ protocol

Upgraded .NET version support for .NET+ protocol:

  • Support for .NET 8.

  • If you are unable to use .NET 6 or 8, there is now capability to use other .NET versions.

    Caution: .NET versions other than 6 and 8 are not officially supported by LoadRunner Professional and the .NET+ protocol.

Citrix protocol

The following new APIs to handle window events are available for the Citrix protocol:

  • ctrx_execute_on_window_activation
  • ctrx_execute_on_window_destroy
  • ctrx_execute_on_window_name_change
Java protocols

LoadRunner Professional now supports JRE/JDK version 21 64-bit for record and replay of all relevant protocols.

SAP Web protocol

This release includes additional correlation rules for SAP_NWBC application.


LoadRunner Developer and DevWeb include the following enhancements. For details, see the LoadRunner Developer What's New.

Area Enhancement
SSE support

DevWeb scripts now support testing for server-sent events (SSE).

SSE is a server push technology, enabling the client to receive automatic updates from a server via an HTTP connection. You can use the new SSE API to establish a connection to the AUT, and receive server-sent event notifications.

Save web responses

You can add the new saveResponseBodyToFile option to your web requests, enabling you to save specific web response bodies in the specified files.

Extractor converters

The extractors include a new converter, evalString. This converter changes hexadecimal and Unicode characters (\xNN and \uNNNN) to plain strings.

Think time

The SDK includes a new API, thinkTimeAsync, that does not block asynchronous background activities.

Replay summary

The replay summary for your script now includes data on the hits per host (based on hostname).

This data is available for DevWeb scripts in all LoadRunner products.

Mask and encrypt data

The mask and encrypt functionality is now available for whole folders. This enables you to mask or encrypt confidential data in all files in a folder.

FIPS compliance

LoadRunner Developer now supports working on a FIPS-enabled environment. It is compliant with the FIPS 140-2 standard, for the protection of sensitive or valuable data.

IP addresses

You can obtain the IP address for the current Vuser using the getIP function.

Proxy Recorder

You can now customize the delimiter used for HTTP query strings.

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