What's New - LoadRunner Cloud 2022.06
The following features were introduced or enhanced in LoadRunner Cloud.
What's New video
Home page enhancements
LoadRunner Cloud has a newly designed Home page which includes:
A modern look and feel.
A new section called Scheduled runs that enables you to view all the load tests in your project that are scheduled to run.
Quick access to LoadRunner Cloud support options.
A new option that enables you to easily toggle between viewing a project’s data and your own specific data. This option is supported in the Running tests, Recent runs, and Scheduled runs sections.
For details, see Home tab.
Favorite load tests
A new feature provides you quick access to your favorite load tests. After setting a load test as a favorite, you can view and access it from the Favorites icon in the LoadRunner Cloud banner.
For details, see Set a load test as a favorite.
Quick Dashboard access
The ID column in three grids within LoadRunner Cloud now provide a direct link to the run’s Dashboard. The grids are located on the following locations:
Project Management > License > Consumption
Project Management > Projects > any project > Licenses > Usage
LoadRunner Cloud banner > Settings > License information > Usage report
GitHub Actions integration
LoadRunner Cloud has a new integration with GitHub Actions. You can use the action to run a load test and collect reports as part of a workflow.
For details, see CI plugins.
Upgraded Azure DevOps integration
LoadRunner Cloud now supports the latest versions of Azure DevOps.
For more details, see Use the Azure DevOps plugin.
Webex Teams push notifications
A new integration with Webex enables administrators to define events and indicate which Cisco Webex Teams spaces will be notified when LoadRunner Cloud real time events occur.
If you have already enabled the integration with MS Teams, you are now automatically provided with this option for Webex. Otherwise, you can enable both integrations by opening a support ticket.
For details, see Events.
Extended MS Teams integration
The integration with Microsoft Teams has been extended to include a new Test run completion event. Administrators can define this event to trigger a push notification to a Microsoft Teams channel on completion of a test run with one of the following statuses: Passed, Failed, Stopped, Halted, or Aborted.
For details, see Events.
Upgraded support for SiteScope
LoadRunner Cloud now supports SiteScope on-premises monitor version 2021.11.
For more details, see Support Matrix.
Enhanced Java support
Java scripts can now be run over Linux Docker based on-premises load generators.
For details, see Docker containers.
Support for Kafka
This release introduces the new Kafka protocol, used to emulate Apache Kafka events. Kafka communications are particularly useful when working with microservices.
The Kafka protocol provides Kafka scripting capabilities in the Java language. You can use the Kafka APIs to manually create your script, then add the script to a load test in LoadRunner Cloud. The run results provide statistics on events for producers and consumers.
For details, see Kafka metrics.
Enhanced support for Azure cloud load generators
The option to run a test with multiple IP addresses on each cloud-based load generator is now also supported in the Azure cloud. If you have already enabled the multiple IP addresses option in AWS, you are now automatically provided with this option in Azure. Otherwise, you can enable this option in both AWS and Azure by opening a support ticket.
Working with multiple IP addresses is the same for both Azure and AWS load generators.
For more details, see Enable multiple IPs from cloud and on-premises load generators.
VuGen authentication using Access keys
You can now use your LoadRunner Cloud’s API Access keys to authenticate directly with LoadRunner Cloud from VuGen, instead of authenticating with a password.
For details, see Integration with LoadRunner Cloud in the VuGen Help Center.
New capabilities have been added to the LoadRunner Cloud public API that enable you to:
Manage the LoadRunner Cloud Streaming agent.
Manage projects and allocations of licenses using the public API (for administrators).
For details, see Public API.
Extended silent installation for OPLGs
You can now perform a silent configuration of an OPLG as part of a silent installation by utilizing a YAML file that contains several configuration options.
For details, see Perform a silent OPLG installation.
Enhanced License Summary report
The License Summary report, available to administrators in the Project Management > License > Summary tab, is now split into two sections that can be expanded and collapsed. The Available section includes licenses that have not yet expired or that have not been fully consumed. The Inactive section includes expired or fully utilized licenses.
For more details, see License summary.
Enhanced high availability for runtime control components
Runtime control components (RTC) are now supported in multiple AWS regions, providing redundancy in cases of availability issues in a region hosting RTC. LoadRunner Cloud can be configured to use an alternative region for RTC if necessary. Should you use Dedicated IPs for RTC when using on-premises load generators, you can request additional IPs from an alternative region as backup.
For more details, see Dedicated IP addresses.