Load generator assets

This topic describes how to add on-premises load generators to your load test.

Add and edit on-premises load generators

On-premises load generators are ideal for running load tests on applications that cannot be accessed from behind your firewall.

Only load generators that were added to the project's assets are available. For details, see Load generator management.

To create, edit, or delete a load generator, select Assets > Load Generators and do one of the following:

Action How to
Create
  1. Click Create to open the New Load Generator dialog box.
  2. Give the new load generator a meaningful name and description.

  3. Select the relevant operating system.

  4. Set the maximum number of Vusers for each supported protocol. Default values are displayed.

  5. Click Save.

    A key is generated for the load generator and is displayed in the details on the right.

Edit

You can edit on-premises load generator settings to rename it, enable or disable Vuser log collection, or adjust the number of maximum Vusers per protocol.

  1. In Assets > Load Generators, select one load generator.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Update the load generator's details:

    • Toggle the Enable Vuser Logs Collection toggle to enable or disable the collection of Vuser logs during a load test. This option is only available if Collect Vuser logs from on-premises load generators is checked in the General options. For details, see Data and logs.

    • Adjust the maximum number of Vuser for each protocol. These settings may be relevant if you experience an overload on your on-premises load generator, or if alerts were issued. For details, see LG alerts.

Delete

Deletes the selected load generators. The deleted load generators are detached from all load tests in which they were included, and are then deleted entirely.

Note: The Delete option is only available when Project Management is not enabled for your tenant.

Remove

Removes the selected load generators from the current project. The load generators are detached from all load tests in the current project in which they are included, and are then removed from the current project.

The removed load generators are still available for other projects. You can re-add them back to the current project from the Project Management area.

Note: The Remove option is only available when Project Management is enabled for your tenant.

Refresh

Updates the view of the on-premises load generator grid. This is useful for checking a load generator's current connectivity status. For example, if a load generator was temporarily unavailable, click Refresh and view the Status column to check its availability.

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Older versions of on-premises load generators

For best results, use an on-premises load generator of the same version as your current LoadRunner Cloud tenant.

Beginning with OPLG version 2021.04, unsupported on-premises load generators are automatically disconnected.

LoadRunner Cloud supports up to two versions back. For details about supported versions, see On-premises load generators (OPLGs).

  • An old, but supported version, is indicated by an warning icon .

  • An old, and no longer supported version is indicated by an error icon .

For information about downloading and installing a newer version, see Update an on-premises load generator.

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