What's New in LoadRunner Enterprise

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

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Learn about some of the new features included in LoadRunner Enterprise version 2022:

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Test design and test run enhancements

The following test design and test run enhancements are available:

Area Enhancement
Scripts

Updates to scripts include:

  • You can now create DevWeb, Web - HTTP/HTML, C Vuser, and Java Vuser protocol scripts directly in the LoadRunner Enterprise Web client without having to use an external tool or installation. For details, see Create a script in LoadRunner Enterprise.

  • Added support for running Kafka scripts in your performance tests and viewing the results in LoadRunner Enterprise graphs and Analysis. This enables you to monitor the health of your Kafka deployment by collecting Kafka-specific metrics, including producer and consumer metrics. For details, see Kafka tests.

Result collation

For tests created in LoadRunner Enterprise 2022, runtime collation is now the default option for collating run results. Collating during runtime reduces the time required to gather all data at the end of the test . For details, see Collate results.

Azure Cloud hosts

Updates to Azure cloud hosts include:

  • You can configure cloud environment settings so that provisioned load generators are automatically assigned to an Azure Load Balancer backend pool. For details, see Configure cloud environment settings.

  • You can add custom virtual machine images to the Azure Compute Gallery, making it easier to manage, share, and globally distribute them in Azure. For details, see Create custom image for cloud hosts.

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User interface modernization

The following user interface enhancements are available:

Area Enhancement
Online screen

Many areas of the online screen are updated using the latest technologies.

Other changes to the interface include:

  • Redesigned the Monitors view from which you can more easily add new monitors to the test during a run. For details, see Monitors view.

  • Modernized the Edit Timeslot Duration and View Script dialog boxes.

For details, see View running tests in the online screen.

Timeslots


The Timeslots module in the Performance Test Designer is simplified and has a fresh new look and feel. For details, see Create a timeslot and View or edit a reserved timeslot.

Analysis Servers The Analysis Servers module interface is now updated using the latest technologies. For details, see Manage analysis servers.

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Administration enhancements

The following administration enhancements are available:

Area Enhancement
Alerts

When test hosts become non-operational, an alert notification containing the host name and tenant ID is now sent to specified users if a host becomes non-operational during a Check Host maintenance task. This is in addition to notifications being sent when host status is manually changed to Non-Operational in LoadRunner Enterprise. For details, see Alert rules.

Session timeout

You can configure timeout limits for user sessions in the appsettings.defaults.json configuration file. For details, see Set the session timeout limit.

Entity's detail actions

The following enhancements are available in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration and Site Management:

Licenses

You can now delete LoadRunner Enterprise server licenses from the Licenses page in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration. For details, see Delete licenses.

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REST APIs

You can limit how far in advance users can reserve timeslots from the LoadRunner Enterprise REST API. For details, see Limit timeslot reservations.

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Infrastructure, security, and stability

The following security and stability enhancements are available:

Area Enhancement
Monitors

Use the new Infrastructure Testing monitor to get basic monitor data for the Controller and all load generator machines involved in a performance test. For details, see Infrastructure Testing monitor graph.

UAC and DEP

After installing and configuring LoadRunner Enterprise, all of the LoadRunner Enterprise applications and components can run with User Account Control (UAC) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP) enabled.

log4j vulnerability

Fixed a potential vulnerability in the log4j library used by LoadRunner Enterprise.
Start run activities

Several updates were made to the start run process to improve stability and performance.

  • When the script is downloaded to the Controller and load generators, only runtime files are transferred.

  • You can have script files transferred to load generators during the test initialization stage instead of being downloaded by the Scheduler. For details, see Configure general test options.

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Service Virtualization

LoadRunner Enterprise now includes a Service Virtualization license. The Virtual Service - All Protocols Unlimited license enables performance engineers to use Virtual Services and simulations during performance testing. Service Virtualization helps to overcome application dependencies, test component performance early and in isolation, improve quality by simulating extreme performance characteristics, and reduce the cost of test environments.

Included usage is one SV Server instance for each LoadRunner Enterprise license, and only in the context of performance testing.

For details, see the Service Virtualization Help Center.

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