Load test with a dedicated VPC
You can request that LoadRunner Cloud provision cloud-based load generators for your load tests in an AWS virtual private cloud dedicated just for you. You can then connect to the dedicated VPC using AWS Direct Connect or AWS VPC Peering, enabling you to consider these load generators as part of your own network.
Note: Allocating a dedicated VPC may require an additional cost. For details, contact your account manager or sales representative.
Connect using AWS Direct Connect
Use AWS Direct Connect to connect to a dedicated VPC when your Application Under Test (AUT) is located on-premises and not publicly available. The following diagram shows the basic architecture for using AWS Direct Connect to connect to a dedicated VPC.
Connect using AWS VPC Peering
Use AWS VPC Peering to connect to a dedicated VPC when your AUT is located in your AWS account and is not publicly available. The following diagram shows the basic architecture for using AWS VPC Peering to connect to a dedicated VPC.
Request use of a dedicated VPC for your tenant
Submit a service request that we configure your LoadRunner Cloud tenant to enable running load tests using a dedicated VPC.
Note: A dedicated VPC is applicable for a specific AWS region. You must request a dedicated VPC for each region you want to use in a load test.
Configure a load test to use dedicated VPCs
After your LoadRunner Cloud tenant has been enabled to run load tests using a dedicated VPC, configure the test to use the required locations.
- From the Load tests page, open the Test settings pane. In the Load generators section, select the Use Private VPC checkbox.
In the Load distribution pane, select the Cloud tab and then select and configure the required locations.
Note: Only the AWS regions for which a dedicated VPC has been enabled are displayed and can be used.
Continue to configure and run the load test as normal.
Notes and limitations
The following notes and limitations are applicable when using a dedicated VPC:
- Single user performance is not supported.
You cannot collect transaction response time breakdown data.
You cannot use multiple IP addresses on load generators.
A dedicated VPC must be configured for each region you want to use in a test.
You can only run a test using the regions for which dedicated VPCs have been created.