Unsupported and deprecated features

This section provides information about features and technologies that are not available in the current LoadRunner Enterprise release, or whose support was partially or fully discontinued, or will be discontinued in future versions of LoadRunner Enterprise.

Unsupported features

Most of the features defined in previous versions are displayed and work in the same way in LoadRunner Enterprise 2021 or 2021 R1.

The features listed below are not available or fully implemented:

Feature Comments

ALM integration

As a result of decoupling from ALM, there is no direct integration between LoadRunner Enterprise and ALM. LoadRunner Enterprise does however integrate with ALM via VAPI-XP. For details, see Integrate with ALM via VAPI-XP.

This means that connectivity from UFT One (via ALM) is not supported. LoadRunner Enterprise does still integrate directly with VuGen and Analysis.

Cloud hosts

Credits reports and calculations have been deprecated.

Database

LoadRunner Enterprise can only work with a single database server. As a result, all project schemas must be located on the same database server.

Define Target IP addresses

Defining IP addresses to use as a target for performance testing is currently not supported.

Diagnostics

Diagnostics integration is currently unavailable and was removed from the user interface.

Elastic dockerized hosts

  • Elastic dockerized Controller hosts are currently not supported.

  • Monitoring orchestrator metrics using the Prometheus monitor (for Swarm) and the Heapster Server (for Kubernetes) are currently not supported.

  • When migrating a project that contains tests using dockerized hosts, only the Orchestration configurations are migrated; the path to your updated Docker images must be redefined. For details and suggested resolution, see Notes and limitations.

File repository

  • The file repository for each project is located under the same root folder with a fixed structure.

  • A distributed file repository is not supported.

For details, see Project repository.

PAL

PAL (Performance Application Lifecycle) is not currently supported and was removed from the navigation toolbar.

Note: PAL data is still migrated from earlier versions to LoadRunner Enterprise as part of the migration process (support is planned for this feature in an upcoming version).

Projects

  • Project history data is not currently supported.

    Note: All relevant historical audit data is in the original project's schema.

  • Project migration: The following entities are not supported when migrating projects from Performance Center 12.6x to LoadRunner Enterprise:

    • Event log, Audit (for all projects, LAB, and Site Admin)

    • Cloud accounts and templates

    • Roles and permissions

    • LDAP servers

Reports

  • All previous cloud reports were removed except for the Cloud Operations report.

  • Cloud and Docker usage data is now centralized under the Elastic Cloud Utilization and Elastic Docker Utilization reports.

For details, see Reports.

Service Virtualization

Service Virtualization integration (as it existed until 12.63) is not supported, however Service Virtualization monitors can be added in LoadRunner Enterprise 2021. For details, see Service Virtualization monitor.

SSO authentication

(LoadRunner Enterprise 2021 only)

When LoadRunner Enterprise is configured with SSO authentication, the following are not supported:

  • REST APIs

  • VuGen—LoadRunner Enterprise integration

  • Analysis—LoadRunner Enterprise integration

  • Entity Unlocker

Note: These applications are supported with SSO authentication in LoadRunner Enterprise 2021 R1. For details, see Manage users in a project.

Template projects

The ALM template projects feature is not supported.

User-defined fields (UDF)

UDFs are currently not supported.

Note:

  • UDF data is still migrated from earlier versions to LoadRunner Enterprise as part of the migration process (support is planned for this feature in an upcoming version).

  • The default UDFs appearing in the schema during the creation of ALM Lab or projects are migrated. If additional columns were added to a project, only the columns up to the number listed in parenthesis below are migrated:

    • For Projects: Test (24), Test instance (24), Runs (12), Test Set (6)

    • For Lab: Project Properties (4), Host (5)

Version control

LoadRunner Enterprise does not currently support version control. As a result, only the latest checked in tests and scripts from ALM are migrated to LoadRunner Enterprise.

Web Page Diagnostics

Web Page Diagnostics are currently not supported.

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Planned future removal of technologies

The following product technology versions are no longer supported by their vendors. To align with this, support for these technologies will be discontinued in a future version:

System Component Product Versions Versions
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

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