What's new in LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 and 2020 SP1

Check out the new features and improvements for LoadRunner Enterprise versions 2020 and 2020 service pack 1 (SP1).

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What's new in LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP1

LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP1 contains the following new features and enhancements.

Project upgrades

We’ve added the ability to easily upgrade projects that were migrated to LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 from ALM, or that were created in LoadRunner Enterprise 2020, to LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP1. For details, see Upgrade projects to a new version.

Note: The installation process for LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP1 differs from previous upgrades and installations. You can install LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP1 as a clean installation, or as a service pack over LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 (the installation process is the same for both). You can also migrate projects in ALM 12.60 directly to LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP1. For details, see the LoadRunner Enterprise Installation Guide.

High availability support

Added support for installing and running LoadRunner Enterprise on a single node cluster. For details, see the LoadRunner Enterprise Installation Guide.

Cloud improvements

Added support for event logs which display the events that occur in creating the cloud account and the severity of each event. For details, see Cloud accounts.

Fully containerized deployment

Use the dockerized LoadRunner Enterprise server, Controller, and load generator images available in LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP1, together with your database image, to deploy LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP1 as a fully dockerized environment. For details, see Deploy LoadRunner Enterprise as a fully containerized environment.

Note: This feature is provided as a tech preview version.

Alerts

Added support for alerts and the LoadRunner Alerts Service. For details, see Activate alerts.

Timeslot enhancements

We've made the following enhancements to timeslots:

  • You can link tests with Elastic (Cloud and Docker) load generators to a timeslot.

  • You can save a timeslot with a Controller and without an assigned test.

For details, see Create a timeslot.

System Health

Added the ability to cancel a system health check. This is useful if an error is found early on in the checks (where you have many hosts), and you do not want to wait for the system checks to finish. For details, see Perform a system health check.

Host attributes Added the ability to create, modify, and delete host attributes. Hosts attributes are used to represent properties about your hosts that help differentiate hosts when using them for performance testing. For details, see Customize load generator attributes.
Audit logs

Added support for Audit logs, enabling you to view a list of changes made to test entities. For details, see Audit entities and user connections.

Event logs

Added support for LoadRunner Enterprise server event logs. For details, see View server details, events, processes, and status.

Coded Test

The Coded Test feature provides a solution that enables you to view and modify tests in XML format, making it easier to make changes directly to your tests.

This feature includes auto-complete to help you select parameters, a Command Palette with frequently used functionality, and a comparison tool that displays the changes you have made. For details, see View or edit a test in XML mode (Coded test).

Note: This feature is provided as a tech preview version.

DevWeb script enhancements

Added support for DevWeb Runtime Settings and for DevWeb scripts to display snapshots on error. For details, see DevWeb runtime settings and DevWeb tests.

UI color theme

Set the color theme for the LoadRunner Enterprise Administration user interface by choosing between standard (light) and dark mode. For details, see Set the color theme.

Browser support

Added support for Microsoft Edge browser, version 79 and later. For the list of supported browsers, see the Support Matrix.

Note: This feature is provided as a tech preview version.

Help Center

We've updated our Help Center Home page with a new fresh look.

Let us know what you think: Send Help Center Feedback.

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What's New in LoadRunner Enterprise 2020

LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 contains the following new features and enhancements.

Introducing the LoadRunner family

The Micro Focus LoadRunner family provides an industry leading, comprehensive portfolio for continuous load, stress, and performance testing. Based on smart analytics and real-time insights, using real-world simulations, and integrating with open-source and third-party tools, LoadRunner solutions deliver the application efficiency, endurance, and stability required to achieve superb quality and speed on an enterprise scale.

From this release, LoadRunner Enterprise is the new product name for Performance Center. The name change does not impact support or pricing of the product. In addition to seeing the new name in the marketing assets and the product UI, you will also see the name change reflected in the documentation and different systems such as the ADM support site, our main microfocus.com website, ADM community pages, and in social media posts.

  • LoadRunner Enterprise: Provides increased efficiency and reduced cost through collaborative performance load testing.

  • LoadRunner Professional (formerly LoadRunner): Provides an on-premises solution for application performance and load testing that identifies the most likely cause of performance issues. For details, see LoadRunner Professional Help Center.

  • LoadRunner Cloud (formerly StormRunner Load): Provides a scalable cloud-based mobile app, and website load testing resources. For details, see LoadRunner Cloud Help Center.

ALM decoupling

LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 has been decoupled from ALM. The impact of the rearchitected platform include:

Elastic cloud-based load generators

Added support for elastic provisioning and de-provisioning of load generator resources on the cloud. For details, see Provision elastic cloud load generators.

Integration with LoadRunner Cloud

Boost your testing capabilities and be prepared for days with higher shopping demand (like Black Friday) without having to purchase additional licenses by integrating LoadRunner Enterprise with LoadRunner Cloud to run your performance tests on the cloud.

Note: This feature is provided as a tech preview version.

SSO authentication

LoadRunner Enterprise now supports working with SSO authentication. This enables users to use single sign-on for logging into LoadRunner Enterprise as they do with other SSO applications. For details, see SSO authentication.

Usability enhancements

LoadRunner Enterprise has introduced the following usability enhancements:

  • Multilingual user interface (MLU). Displays the user interface in different languages without having to install language packs. For details, see Log onto LoadRunner Enterprise and Log onto LoadRunner Enterprise Administration.

  • Product landing page. Get quick access to the LoadRunner Enterprise and LoadRunner Enterprise Administration sites from the product landing page. For details, see Let's go!

  • Disability access. Added shortcut keys to make the LoadRunner Enterprise user interface more accessible to people with disabilities. For details, see Keyboard shortcuts.

REST APIs

LoadRunner Enterprise’s support for API testing now includes support for the following:

TLS TLS 1.3 is supported for Controller-load generator communications.

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