What's New in LoadRunner Enterprise

This topic introduces the new features and improvements in LoadRunner Enterprise 2022 R2.

Note: The Help Centers for LoadRunner Enterprise 2022, 2022 R1, and 2022 R2 versions are streamlined into a single Help Center. Any version specific changes are indicated where relevant.

To view enhancements for the 2022 and 2022 R1 versions, see What's New in LoadRunner Enterprise 2022 and 2022 R1.

User interface modernization

The following user interface enhancements are available:

Area Enhancement
Administration

As part of ongoing modernization, the following areas of the LoadRunner Enterprise Administration user interface are updated using the latest technologies:

Trend report modernization

The trend report PDF has been simplified and given a more modern look and feel. You can use the PDF to more easily view graphs, bar charts, tables, and user preferences.

For details, see Export trend report to a PDF.

Runtime settings

An updated Runtime Settings user interface is now in use in LoadRunner products for many of the protocols. The new UI provides a modernized look and feel, and more streamlined functionality.

For details, see Configure runtime settings.

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Infrastructure, stability, and security

LoadRunner Enterprise includes the following infrastructure, stability, and security updates:

Area Enhancement
Scripts

Improved performance for displaying large script files in the script viewer.

For details, see Scripts.

Workload types

Simplified the process of switching between different workload types, and adding, removing, and disabling groups.

For details, see Vuser distribution methods.

Analysis servers

The following analysis server enhancements are included:

File uploads

The following security enhancements are included for file uploads:

  • Restricted the file types you can upload to LoadRunner Enterprise from the user interface and REST API.

  • Added a warning to check for vulnerabilities and scan for viruses when uploading files. For details, see File uploads security disclaimer.

SSO authentication

SSO is now supported only if the LoadRunner Enterprise server is using a secure HTTP connection (SSL configured environment).

For details, see SSO authentication.

Network Virtualization

To use Network Virtualization 2022 R2, you must install Zulu OpenJDK 11 on Linux machines that are running Network Virtualization, and update the Java default path to Zulu 11.

For details, see the Network Virtualization for LoadRunner Help.

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Shared technologies, components, and protocols

For new shared technologies, components, and protocols that are supported in LoadRunner Enterprise, see the following Micro Focus products:

Product Description
VuGen

 

The Virtual User Generator (VuGen) enables you to record and develop scripts that emulate the behavior of real users on your system. These scripts are used for performance and load testing with Micro Focus products.

VuGen 2022 R2 includes the following updates:

  • .NET Plus protocol. This release includes the .NET+ protocol, supporting .NET 6. You can use the new protocol to manually code Vuser scripts for Microsoft .NET client applications created in .NET 6.

  • DevWeb protocol. The following enhancements and fixes are included for DevWeb scripts:

    • The Correlate selection option now adds context-based extractors. VuGen assesses the origin file type for the selected text, and inserts the appropriate extractors in the script. For example, XML or JSON extractors.

    • Automatic block size allocation for Vusers is now supported for DevWeb scripts running on LoadRunner Enterprise. Auto block size is available when using the unique row selection method for DevWeb parameters.

    • DevWeb scripts now support access to Microsoft Azure Key Vault. To retrieve secrets data from the Key Vault during replay, you add the relevant API functions into your script.

  • TruClient protocol. TruClient includes the following enhancements:

    • Upgraded Chromium browser support to version 103.

    • Upgraded TruClient Browser support - equivalent to Firefox version 101.

    • Selection of multiple files for upload is now supported in all browsers, for record and replay.

  • Kafka protocol. Kafka protocol now has enhanced options for managing configuration files.

  • Citrix protocol. Citrix protocol now includes functions that retrieve information about a window based on the unique window ID.

  • PCoIP protocol. The Teradici PCoIP protocol is now supported with VMware Horizon 8.

  • SAP GUI protocol. You can now enable VuGen to continue replay of SAP GUI protocol scripts even if a logon or connection fails during replay.

For details, see What's new in LoadRunner Professional and VuGen.

LoadRunner Developer

 

LoadRunner Developer is Micro Focus' cutting-edge tool for web protocol performance and load testing. Powered by the DevWeb engine, LoadRunner Developer enables you to create and execute DevWeb protocol scripts which can be run within LoadRunner Enterprise.

LoadRunner Developer 2022 R2 contains the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Trend report for ScaLRD with LRE. When running performance tests on LRE using ScaLRD, you can now add the test run data to a new or existing trend report in LoadRunner Enterprise (this feature is currently provided as tech preview).

  • Auto block size support. Automatic block size allocation for Vusers is now supported for DevWeb scripts running on LoadRunner Enterprise. Auto block size is available when using the unique row selection method for DevWeb parameters.

  • Azure Key Vault support. DevWeb scripts now support access to Microsoft Azure Key Vault. To retrieve secrets data from the Key Vault during replay, you add the relevant API functions into your script.

  • Run name for InfluxDB reporting. When streaming data to InfluxDB, you can now define a custom name for easier identification of the data.

For details, see What's new in LoadRunner Developer.

LoadRunner Professional

LoadRunner Enterprise uses various LoadRunner Professional tools.

For the new features and improvements in LoadRunner Professional 2022 R2, see What's new in LoadRunner Professional and VuGen.

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