View and manage hosts
Hosts can also be configured by the administrator from LoadRunner Enterprise Administration. For details, see Manage hosts.
You can also provision hosts from the cloud for use in performance testing. For details, see Configure a performance test with cloud-based load generators.
From the LoadRunner Enterprise navigation toolbar, click and select Hosts (under Resources).
User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):
|<LoadRunner Enterprise common UI elements>||
For LoadRunner Enterprise menus and buttons, see LoadRunner Enterprise user interface.
Opens the Add Host Dialog box, enabling you to create a testing host. For details, Add a host.
Enables you to check the connection to the selected host.
Resets the following on the selected host machine:
|Maintenance > LoadRunner Agent Configuration||
Opens the LoadRunner Agent Configuration dialog box for the selected host. For details, see Reconfigure the LoadRunner Agent user.
Note: Available for Windows hosts that are Operational and in Idle state only.
|Maintenance > Data Processor Queue||
Opens the Data Processor Queue window, enabling you to view the pending data processing requests.
|Maintenance > Reboot Host||
Enables you to remotely reboot host machines.
|Delete Host. Deletes the selected host.|
<Group or sort data>
Right-click in a column heading to sort or group data by the selected column. For more details, see Personalize your display.
|Refresh. Refreshes the grid so that it displays the most up-to-date information.|
Filter. Enables you to filter the information being displayed in the hosts grid. Click the filter box under the column you want to filter, and select a filter. For more details, see Personalize your display.
|Select Columns. Enables you to select columns to be displayed in the view.|
|Export to XLS. Enable you to export the hosts grid to an Excel file.|
|ID||The ID of the testing host.|
|Location||The name of the host location.|
|Name||The name or IP address of the host. Click the host name link to display additional details about the host and the host tabs. For details, see View or edit host details.|
Displays the status of the host and enables you to change the status of a selected host. The possible statuses are:
The privacy type of the host: Public or Private.
The current activity on the host.
The testing tools available on the host. For example: Controller, Load generator, Data processor.
The installation type of the host:
A rank assigned to the host (between 1-9). The higher the priority you give the host, the more likely the host will be allocated to a test. There are a number of criteria to consider when assigning priority. The main considerations are whether the host is a dedicated machine or a shared resource, and the type of hardware installed on the machine.
Indicates whether the load generator host will communicate with the Controller via SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or not.
|Last Run Time||Displays the date and time that the host was last run in a test. Click the last run time link to open the run page for the selected test.|
|Active Reservation ID||Displays the timeslot ID. Click the link to open the timeslot for which the host is reserved.|
The testing host's source:
The system attributes of the host.
Example: Memory, strength, installed components.
|LoadRunner Agent User||Displays the domain and user name of the agent that enables communication between the Controller, Load Generators, and MI Listeners. If the field is empty, the default LocalSystem user account is being used. For details, see Reconfigure the LoadRunner Agent user.|
The IP address or name of the MI Listener that enables data collection. Relevant only for hosts located over a firewall.
|Description||Describes the currently selected host.|
The name of the cloud account from which the host was provisioned.
|Cloud Host Identifier||
A unique ID for the host assigned by the cloud provider.
The machine image applied to the cloud host.
|Cloud Instance Type||
The hardware specs of the cloud host.
The region from which a cloud host was provisioned.
|Cloud Request Id||
The cloud provider's ID for a single provision request. A provision request includes all requested batches of hosts. Each batch has its own Cloud Request Item ID.
Tip: You can filter by Cloud Request ID to see all hosts that were provisioned in a single provision request.
Available in: Cloud Load Generators
The host template used to provision the host. Changing a host template does not affect existing hosts that were provisioned from the template.
Available in: Cloud Load Generators
|Main Details||Describes the currently selected host. For user interface details, see Hosts Grid.|
|Event Logs||Displays detailed information about the tasks performed on the selected host, including the event type (an indication of the event's severity: error, warning, or info), a description of any errors, and the category of action where the event occurred.|
|Installed LRE Components||Displays a list of the LoadRunner Enterprise components installed on the host machine, including versions and remote installations or upgrades.|
|Installed Programs||Displays a list of all of the programs installed on the host machine. Details include the version, the publisher of the software, and the date it was installed on the host machine.|
Displays information about the processes and resource usage of the selected host, including the percentage of processor time and memory used by the process, and the amount of elapsed time since the process started.
Note: For the Processes page to work, IPv6 must be disabled. To disable IPv6, open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\ in the registry Editor, and change the hexadecimal Value data for "DisabledComponents" to "0xFF".
|Services||Lists all the services on the selected host, including service status (Running or Stopped), and the way the service is set to start up (automatically, manually, or if the service is disabled).|
|Check Host Status||Displays the checks performed on the selected host, including the areas (Configuration, Connectivity, Installation, Performance) and sub-areas (Processor, Memory, System) that were checked, the expected and actual value resulting from the host check, and the host check status (Passed or Failed).|