What's new in LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP2 and SP3

Check out the new features and improvements for LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 service pack 2 (SP2) and service pack 3 (SP3).

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What's new in LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP3

LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP3 contains the following new features and enhancements.

Elastic cloud-based load generators

Cloud-based load generator enhancements include:

  • Support for dynamically provisioning load generators on the cloud using Microsoft Azure cloud accounts (Azure US Government accounts are also supported). For details, see Add a cloud account.

  • Ability to add cloud-based load generators to the lab directly from the Hosts module in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration using the port and proxy settings defined in Cloud Network Settings. For details, see Add cloud-provisioned hosts to your lab.

Quick Trending

Added the ability to perform quick trending analysis on failed transactions in test runs from the Test Management and Test Runs pages. View a summary of failed transactions, and then drill down and compare them against previous runs to identify trends and resolve issues. For details, see Perform quick trending analysis on test runs.

Shared Analysis

Made improvements to the runtime collate feature and added an option to upload raw results to an external analysis database server. This enables collaboration and viewing the data in third-party dashboards. For details, see Configure collate options.

UFT One integration

Added support for uploading and running UFT One tests (GUI and API) directly from LoadRunner Enterprise. For details, see UFT One tests.

Script enhancements

Added support for:

  • Viewing and editing parameters and Run Logic settings for DevWeb scripts. For details, see Create and upload a DevWeb test.

  • Defining data assignment behavior for parameters (controls how parameter values are allocated to Vusers during script execution). For details, see Edit script parameters.

Site Management

The following highlights the keys enhancements made to the Site Management console for multi-tenant environments:

User types

We've made the following enhancements to user types and permissions:

  • Added the Admin Viewer, a new user type that has access to LoadRunner Enterprise Administration with read-only permissions.

  • Tenant Admin users now have read-only permissions to the Hosts module.

For details, see Administrator user types.

Import hosts from an Excel file Added the ability to import hosts to the Hosts grid from an Excel file. For details, see Import hosts from Excel.
Connection Audit

Added the ability to track user login and logout connections to LoadRunner Enterprise and LoadRunner Enterprise Administration. For details, see Audit entities and user connections.

SLA Violations report Added the SLA Violations report (shows the X worst transactions that exceeded the SLA boundary during the run) to the HTML report and the Analysis Summary Report. For details, see the Analysis section of the LoadRunner Professional Help Center.
UI improvements

User interface enhancements include:

REST APIs

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

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What's new in LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP2

LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 SP2 contains the following new features and enhancements.

Multi-tenancy

LoadRunner Enterprise's multi-tenancy feature enables you to create multiple shared spaces (tenants) on a single LoadRunner Enterprise server. For details, see Multi-tenancy.

CloudBurst load generators

We've added support for running load generators on the cloud using a LoadRunner Enterprise CloudBurst account. This enables you to dynamically provision hosts on demand without having to manage complex infrastructures or maintain subscriptions with cloud providers. For details, see LoadRunner Enterprise CloudBurst load generators.

Redesigned Performance Test Designer

We redesigned and modernized the Performance Test Designer and added the following features:

For details, see Performance Test Designer.

Script enhancements
  • Web script editor. Added a new capability that allows you to view and edit the code of your scripts directly from within the LoadRunner Enterprise user interface. This feature includes auto-complete to help you select parameters and a Command Palette with frequently used functionality. For details, see Edit a script.

  • Support for uploading and running Gatling scripts from LoadRunner Enterprise. For details, see Gatling scripts.

    Note: This feature is currently available as tech preview.

Remote host installations

You can remotely upgrade LoadRunner Enterprise host and standalone load generator machines from LoadRunner Enterprise 2020.x to the latest LoadRunner Enterprise version using the Remote Installation feature. For details, see Manage remote installations.

Note: This replaces the patch installer that was available in earlier LoadRunner Enterprise versions.

Integration with the Dynatrace SaaS platform

Integration with the Dynatrace SaaS platform, enabling you to view performance data collected by the monitor in the Controller and Analysis. For details, see Dynatrace SaaS and Managed monitors.

PostgreSQL support

Added support for deploying LoadRunner Enterprise on a PostgreSQL database server. For details, see Installation.

Import users from an Excel file

Added the ability to import users into LoadRunner Enterprise Administration from an Excel file. For details, see Import users from Excel.

Analysis and reporting enhancements
  • Added an option to collate raw data during the course of the test run. This reduces the time required to collate all data at the end of the test run. For details, see Configure Controller options.

  • Ability to automatically upload all raw result data to the external Influx database after the collate process finishes, enabling you to view the data using third-party dashboards. For details, see Configure external analysis servers.

RDP mode

Added the ability to configure resolution and color depth when running Vusers on load generators using RDP mode. For details, see Run Vusers in an interactive RDP session.

SLA enhancements

Analysis now supports APDEX (Application Performance Index) for measuring performance, as part of your SLA capabilities. For details, see Define service level agreements (SLAs).

Load generator enhancements
  • This version introduces OneLG, a combined load generator installation for all of the LoadRunner family products. You select the relevant LoadRunner family product during installation, and can later swap to a different product if required. For details, see the LoadRunner Professional Installation Guide available from the LoadRunner Professional Help Center.

  • A predefined image is now available for Dockerized load generators on RHEL. For details, see Manage dockerized images.

    Note: This image is currently available as tech preview.

  • Added support for AWS GovCloud (US) Regions to Elastic cloud load generators. For details, see Add a cloud account.

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