What's New in LoadRunner Enterprise 2023
This topic introduces the new features and improvements in LoadRunner Enterprise 2023.
What's New video
Learn about some of the new features included in LoadRunner Enterprise version 2023:
This release includes the following enhancements to the user experience and user interface:
|Flexible license consumption||
LoadRunner Enterprise offers VUFDs (Virtual User Flex Days), a flexible usage-based license. This license enables running a specified number of Vusers an unlimited number of times within a 24-hour period. This license was previously known as VUDs (Virtual User Days).
For details, see Manage licenses.
|Create project from existing project||
When creating a project from an existing project, you can now include monitors, monitors over a firewall, and analysis templates as part of the copied resources.
For details, see Create a project from an existing project.
|Admin roles and permissions||
The following updates were made to admin user roles and permissions:
|Export Audit data||
You can now export Audit grid data to an Excel file.
For details, see Export audited entities to Excel.
The following updates were made to scripts:
For details, see Scripts.
|Server / Database time sync||A warning message is displayed if the Database Server and LoadRunner Enterprise Server clocks are not synchronized.|
If an entity such as a test, script, monitor profile, or analysis template is locked, the user locking the entity is now indicated in the Entity Unlocker application.
For details, see Unlock entities and manage unlocking jobs.
Data and analytics
This release includes the following data and analytics updates:
LoadRunner Enterprise now integrates with Prometheus. You can set up the Prometheus monitor, and view the collected data in the online and offline test results and in Analysis graphs.
For details, see Prometheus monitor.
|Silk Performer graphs||
There are now three dedicated graphs for Silk Performer scripts, displaying measurements collected from Silk Performer counters and timers.
For details, see Silk Performer graphs.
VuGen, protocols, and LoadRunner Developer
Virtual User Generator (VuGen) includes the following enhancements:
|LRE integration||The integration with LoadRunner Enterprise now includes an option to perform SSO login in your default browser, instead of the embedded browser.|
|WinInet replay engine||When using the WinInet replay engine to replay scripts, the HTTP request receive timeout in the runtime settings is now supported for timeouts greater than 30 seconds (in addition to timeouts of 0-30 seconds).|
The VuGen and third-party protocols include the following enhancements:
The following updates are included for TruClient scripts:
The following updates are included for DevWeb scripts:
|Web - HTTP/HTML||
The following updates are included for Web - HTTP/HTML scripts:
The following updates are included for .NET+ scripts:
The following updates are included for Citrix protocol scripts:
|RDP||The RDP protocol now supports SSL and CredSSP security for recording scripts.|
For details, see the VuGen What's New.
LoadRunner Developer includes the following enhancements:
|gRPC bidirectional stream requests||DevWeb scripts now include support for bidirectional streaming RPC requests. With this addition, DevWeb now provides full support for gRPC.|
|Extractors returning multiple values||
When multiple values are returned by the DevWeb extractors, and the converters or transform options are defined, they now applied to all returned values.
This applies for the following extractors:
You can pass an encryption key value directly on the command line, instead of providing the location of the key file.
|Azure Key Vault||
When working with Microsoft Azure Key Vault secrets, you now pass an object rather than arguments to the key vault.
For details, see the LoadRunner Developer What's New.
Load testing and modeling
This release includes the following load testing and modeling updates:
Dynamic load balancing on LGs
When running performance tests in percentage mode, you can activate smart Vuser allocation. This provides better load balancing for Windows load generators.
For details, see Smart Vuser allocation.
Cloud and SaaS
This release includes the following cloud updates:
Tenant Admin permissions (SaaS)
Added the ability for a Tenant Admin user to manage (add, edit, delete, import) the tenant's private load generators.
For details, see Tenant Admin.
Integrations and ecosystem
This release includes the following integrations and ecosystem updates:
When using a Kubernetes orchestrator with Dockerized host images, you can modify the following Kubernetes configuration settings from the LoadRunner Enterprise server:
For details, see Kubernetes configuration settings.
|Azure Files repository||
The LoadRunner Enterprise repository is supported with Azure Files Share via a UNC path.
For details, see Project repository.
LoadRunner Enterprise Administration REST APIs include the following updates:
This release includes the following modernization updates:
As part of ongoing modernization, the Reports user interface (in Administration and Load Test) are updated using the latest technologies.
In addition, this release includes the following report enhancements:
For details, see Reports.
As part of ongoing modernization, the Licenses area of the user interface is updated using the latest technologies.
For details, see Manage licenses.
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.
Security and infrastructure
This release includes the following security and infrastructure updates:
|Concurrent login limit||
You can configure the concurrent sessions login limit. This enables you to set the maximum number of sessions per user per application and define the behavior when this limit is reached.
For details, see Configure session timeouts and concurrent logins.
|UAC and DEP||
You can now install and configure LoadRunner Enterprise with User Account Control (UAC) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP) enabled. For details, see Installation.
Note: Installing LoadRunner Enterprise server with UAC enabled on top of LoadRunner Enterprise versions earlier than 2023 is not currently supported. See Known issues for details.
|Site Admin password improvements||
Ability to change the password of the initial Site Admin user created during LoadRunner Enterprise installation or configuration from a single centralized location. The new password is automatically synchronized across all locations where it is stored to prevent password mismatch.
For details, see Change the initial Site Admin user password.