What's New - LoadRunner Cloud 2020.10

The following features were introduced or enhanced in LoadRunner Cloud version 2020.10.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) support

An additional cloud vendor Google Cloud Platform is now supported. Now you can select Ashburn, Virginia as a new region for your cloud load generators.

For more details, see Vuser distribution locations.

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New Azure location

An additional location was added for Azure cloud load generators:

  • Switzerland North: Zurich

For a complete list of the distribution locations, see Vuser distribution locations.

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Report templates (Beta)

Beta support was added for report templates. Create templates for your test reports and use them across several runs and tests as a shared asset.

For details, see Create report templates.

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Time series database integration for streaming data (Beta)

A new beta capability was introduced to LoadRunner Cloud, that allows you to stream aggregated or raw data to an on-premises time series database. To activate this feature, open a support ticket.

For more details, see Data streaming.

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Optimal percentile algorithm

The optimal percentile calculation based on the T-Digest algorithm is now available for all tenants. This feature also lets you recalculate the percentile for Transaction Response Time after a run, by allowing you to specify a custom percentile from 1 through 99.

For more details, see Percentiles.

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Think time exclusion

A new option lets you exclude think time from the calculation of the transaction response time.

For more details, see Exclude think time from TRT calculation.

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Online script editing

Scripts can be viewed and now also edited from within the LoadRunner Cloud interface. To activate this feature, open a support ticket.

For more details, see Edit and view scripts from within LoadRunner Cloud.

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Support for JMeter 5.3

LoadRunner Cloud now supports the latest version 5.3 of JMeter.

For more details, see Support Matrix.

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Oracle Web on cloud load generators

Oracle Web scripts are now supported on cloud load generators.

For more details, see VuGen - ERP.

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Pause scheduling support with VUH

Now you can use the pause scheduling capability when running your tests with VUH licenses.

For details, see Pause scheduling.

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General tab redesign

The General tab for load tests has been redesigned with options divided into logical categories, allowing easier navigation.

For details, see Define general test settings.

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Notifications pane redesign

The Notifications pane has been redesigned and separated from the Export area, making it easier to read and act upon the notifications.

For more details, see Exports list and Manage scripts in your Git repository.

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Dedicated IP expiration indicator

A new indicator, adjacent to the Dedicated IP menu option, provides a warning about IP expiration dates.

For more details, see Dedicated IP addresses.

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New public API operations

The following common operations can now be performed with the public API:

  • Update multiple scripts in a test
  • Delete tests and scripts
  • Return a list of IPs of the cloud load generators in a test run
  • Retrieve the license consumption

For details, see Public API.

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Improved upgrades for on-premises load generators

OneLG, the OPLG (on-premises load generator) installer, has a new update mechanism for upgrading your OPLGs. You no longer need to remove existing OPLGs before upgrading nor do you need to restart your machine after the upgrade.

This applies to upgrades from version 2020.07 to version 2020.10. However, to upgrade from version 2020.05 or earlier to version 2020.10, you must first remove the existing installation of the OPLG.

For details, see Update an on-premises load generator.

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OneLG silent installation

A silent installation is available for the on-premises load generator installer, OneLG.

For more details, see Perform a silent OPLG installation.

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OneLG Docker image for Linux

A new combined Linux Docker image is available for the on-premises load generator installer, OneLG, for all of the LoadRunner family products. This image can be used instead of the images provided in releases prior to 2020.10.

Note: In future releases, the former Docker images will be deprecated.

For more details, see Deploy a Docker container for Linux.

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