LoadRunner Enterprise Administration basics

Use LoadRunner Enterprise Administration to perform all site, project, and lab administration tasks.

After the LoadRunner Enterprise administrator has configured the site, created projects and users, and set up test resources and assets, users can use LoadRunner Enterprise to schedule and execute tests on remote hosts without requiring further administrator intervention.

Administrator user types

The following table lists the administrator user groups in LoadRunner Enterprise, and the modules that they can access in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration:

User Group Module Access
Site Admin

Full access to all modules in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration.

Note: The first site administrator user created in LoadRunner Enterprise during installation cannot be deleted or modified by any other site administrator user, including by him/herself.

Tenant Admin

Has the following restrictions in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration:

  • The Servers and System Health modules are not available, together with the File Repository tab in Site Configuration.

  • Read-only permissions on the Licenses module, except for license keys which are hidden.

  • Read-only permissions on the Hosts module, with the exception of being able to reconfigure hosts in the Hosts tab, add pools and locations in the Pools and Locations tabs, and assign hosts to pools in the Pools tab.

  • Restricted privileges on public hosts. These include not being able to add, import, delete, or reboot hosts, configure the LoadRunner Enterprise agent, change host general settings, or change any of the following host details: Purpose, Status, Host Installation, Source, Priority, Location, MI Listener, or SSL Enabled.

  • A user that logs on as a Tenant Admin user cannot see Site Admin users and can only configure his/her authentication.
Admin Viewer

Read-only permissions in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration. In addition:

  • An Admin Viewer can perform actions that do not affect the database, such as filter or sort grids and generate reports. All other functionality (adding, deleting, and updating) is not available.

  • A user that logs on as an Admin Viewer user cannot see Site Admin or Tenant Admin users.

Note for accessing Site Management:

Only Site Management users and the user defined during LoadRunner Enterprise installation can access the Site Management console. For details, see Multi-tenancy.

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Key tasks

This section lists the key administration tasks that can be performed in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration.

System administration
Security Passphrase

Update the Communication Security passphrase on the LoadRunner Enterprise server and hosts. For details, see Update the Communication Security passphrase.

System User

Change the system user on the LoadRunner Enterprise server and hosts. For details, see Change the details of the LoadRunner Enterprise user.

Project and user management
Roles and Permissions Protect a project from unauthorized access by assigning each user to one or more roles made up of permissions. For details, see Assign roles and permissions to users.
Users Add new users and define user properties, including changing passwords. For details, see Project and user management.

Manage your LoadRunner Enterprise projects. This includes adding new domains and projects, modifying project settings, restoring projects, and activating or deactivating projects.

You can also upgrade projects from a previous version to the current LoadRunner Enterprise version. For details, see Manage projects.

Audit View a list of changes made to the various test entities and track user login and logout times on the site. For details, see Audit entities and user connections.
Host resources and lab management
  • Host. Create and modify the testing hosts LoadRunner Enterprise uses to run server-side tests. For details, see Manage hosts.

  • Pools. Create and modify pools of testing hosts. Host pools are assigned to LoadRunner Enterprise projects. For details, see Manage host pools.

  • Locations. Define the locations which can be assigned to testing hosts. For details, see Manage host locations.

  • MI Listeners. Create and modify MI Listeners, which enable you to run performance tests across a firewall. For details, see Specify MI Listeners.

Runs Manage test runs and view result information for LoadRunner Enterprise tests run across all projects. For details, see Manage test runs.

Schedule and reserve hosts for manual maintenance work. For details, see Manage timeslots.

Application Under Test

Create and modify the pools and machines which host the Application Under Test (AUT) components. For details, see Manage Application Under Test hosts.

System Health Track and maintain the health of the system, and schedule automated maintenance tasks to provide constant monitoring of the system's key components. For details, see Maintain system health and Schedule automated maintenance tasks.
Remote Installations

Enables you to upload LoadRunner Enterprise host and NV installation packages to the system, and then install them remotely on the appropriate LoadRunner Enterprise host machines.. For details, see Manage remote installations.

Analysis servers

Manage analysis database servers which enhance online graph views and capabilities, and provide data for offline graphs. For details, see Manage analysis servers.

Orchestration Configure the orchestrators and load generator images which are used for dynamic provisioning of Dockerized load generators. For details, see Automatic provisioning of Docker hosts.

Add your external cloud accounts and create and modify the templates used to provision dynamic cloud hosts. For details, see Manage elastic cloud hosts.


Maintain the LoadRunner Enterprise and host licenses. For details, see Manage licenses.

Servers Create and manage the various servers in your performance testing environment. For details, see LoadRunner Enterprise servers, and Database server, SMTP server.

Create alerts to notify users of test start and end times, and when timeslots are idle. For details, see Activate alerts.

Site Configuration

Configure the authentication method for LoadRunner Enterprise users and define the project file repository. For details, see Site configuration.

Dashboard and reports

Get a top level summary view of LoadRunner Enterprise. For details, see Administration dashboard.

Usage Reports Analyze LoadRunner Enterprise site users and resource usage. For details, see Reports

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Initial configuration

Immediately after installing the LoadRunner Enterprise server and hosts, the relevant component's configuration tool opens, prompting you for initial configuration settings. If any parts of the configuration were skipped, you must configure the settings manually before you can start working with LoadRunner Enterprise.

You can perform the configuration by running the configuration tool on the relevant machine, or alternatively by defining the settings manually in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration.

  1. Prerequisites

    The Database server, LoadRunner Enterprise server, and LoadRunner Enterprise hosts must be installed according to instructions provided in the LoadRunner Enterprise Installation Guide.

  1. Create a LoadRunner Enterprise project

    1. Log onto LoadRunner Enterprise Administration as described in Log onto LoadRunner Enterprise Administration.

    2. On the LoadRunner Enterprise sidebar, select Management > Projects.

    3. Create your project and configure the limits and other settings for the project. For details, see Create domains and projects and Manage projects.

  1. Add the LoadRunner Enterprise license and the host license

    1. On the LoadRunner Enterprise Administration sidebar, select Configuration > Licenses.

    2. Click Add License and add the LoadRunner Enterprise license, and then the host license. For interface details, see View the Licenses page.

  1. Add LoadRunner Enterprise hosts to the system

    On the LoadRunner Enterprise Administration sidebar, select Maintenance > Hosts, and click Create New Host . For details, see Add a host.

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Set the session timeout limit

After a user session starts, it remains active until the client application specifically issues a disconnect instruction to the server. This instruction forces an immediate termination, or the session "times out" due to inactivity, whichever comes first.

You can manually configure session timeout limits in the appsettings.defaults.json configuration file.

To set the session timeout limit:

  1. Navigate to <LoadRunner Enterprise server installation>\LRE_BACKEND\ and open the appsettings.defaults.json file.

  2. In the SessionConfiguration section, modify the timeout values as required:

    Setting Description

    Amount of time, in seconds, after a user logs on to LoadRunner Enterprise, that an idle session can remain active before the session expires, or the session is prolonged.

    Default value: 7200 seconds (2 hours)


    Amount of time, in seconds, that a session can be prolonged, before the server terminates the session. A session is prolonged when the server detects activity in the browser close to the expiration time.

    Default value: 1200 seconds (20 minutes)


    Maximum amount of time, in seconds, that a session can continue to be prolonged, before the session is terminated.

    Default value: 172800 seconds (2 days)


    Amount of time, in seconds, before the session expires.

    SessionExpiration = creationTimeSessionInitialDurationSec.

    The API call checks if currTime + SessionTimeoutSec (prolongBy) is greater than SessionExpiration. If it is, the session is prolonged as follows:

    newExpiration = SessionExpiration + SessionTimeoutSec (prolongBy)

    If newExpiration > maxTimeout then the expiration will be maxTimeout.

    Otherwise the expiration = newExpiration.

    creationTime The time that the session was created.
    currTime The current time.

    Amount of time, in seconds, that session data is stored in the cache before it is refreshed from the database.

    Default value: 300 seconds (5 minutes)


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    "SessionConfiguration": {
      "SessionInitialDurationSec": 7200,
      "SessionTimeoutSec": 1200,
      "MaxSessionTimeoutSec": 172800,
      "KeepSessionInCacheSec": 300

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Download Help Center

You can access the Help Center on the Web, or use a locally installed version of the Help Center (we recommend you use the online help for the most up-to-date content).

For details on how to download and install the local version of the help, see Download Help Center.

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