Test mobile apps in LoadRunner Cloud

Use TruClient technology together with LoadRunner Cloud to record and run single-user performance tests for mobile apps on real mobile devices.

Test your mobile app with a licensed copy of Digital Lab.

Prerequisites

Before you create a load test for a mobile app, ensure that you have done the following:

Action How to
Install Digital Lab

To set up your Digital Lab server, see the Digital Lab Help Center.

Connect devices Your mobile devices must be connected to the Digital Lab server, and must be available. For details, see Connect devices in the Digital Lab Help Center.

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Create a load test for a mobile app

The following table describes the steps to take to create a load test for a mobile app.

Action How to
Record a script

Record a TruClient - Native Mobile script.

For details, see Record Native Mobile scripts in the VuGen Help Center.

Define a load test

Create a load test and select either Cloud or On-Premises as the location of the load generators.

For details, see Define a load test.

Add scripts to your test

Select and configure your TruClient - Native Mobile script.

For details, see Configure a schedule for your script.

Note: Because only 1 user can use a mobile device at a time, the test runs only 1 Vuser on each mobile device defined in your script. This implies also, that there is no ramp up or tear down.

Add load generators

Select your load generators.

Note: To run scripts on load generators, the Digital Lab server must be accessible from the load generators.

Run your test Run the test in the usual way. For details, see Run the test.
Analyze results

Go to the Dashboard and view the metrics collected from the mobile device, as you defined in your script.

LoadRunner Cloud supports the following metrics for mobile scripts:

  • Vusers metrics

  • Transaction metrics

  • LG health metrics

    Note: Health metrics for mobile devices are not supported.

For details, see Dashboard metrics.

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