What's New in LoadRunner Enterprise

This topic introduces the new features and improvements in LoadRunner Enterprise 2023 R1.

Note: The Help Centers for LoadRunner Enterprise 2023 and 2023 R1 versions are streamlined into a single Help Center. Any version specific changes are indicated where relevant.

To view enhancements for 2023, see What's New in LoadRunner Enterprise 2023.

What's New video

Learn about some of the new features included in LoadRunner Enterprise version 2023 R1:

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Data and analytics

This release includes the following data and analytics updates:

Area Enhancement
Test results database

The database for storing online and offline messages was moved from Microsoft Access to SQLite.

For details, see Manage test runs and results.

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Cloud and SaaS

This release includes the following cloud and SaaS updates:

Area Enhancement

Host installation display

The host and patch installation version is now displayed for all Windows host types in LoadRunner Enterprise Administration and Site Management.

For details, see Add a host.

Import SSL certificates


You can import SSL certificates to other LoadRunner Enterprise hosts in the environment using the Certificate Manager.

For more details, see Copy/import certificates to other hosts in the environment.

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Integrations and ecosystem

This release includes the following integrations and ecosystem updates:

Area Enhancement

Kubernetes orchestrator

This update provides the following improvements:

  • Auto detection of Gatling and JMeter scripts in Docker images.

  • You can now disable the service account auto-mount. For details, see Disable the service account auto-mount.

  • You can configure Kubernetes probes to perform health checks on your Kubernetes application and container. For details, see Kubernetes health checks.


The LoadRunner Enterprise Administration REST API enables you to unassign a user, specified by ID, from a specific project.

For details, see Unassign user from projects.

ValueEdge integration
(early access)

LoadRunner Enterprise has joined the ValueEdge platform as part of Performance Engineering, enabling you to create, execute, and manage your performance tests and test resources in one centralized location.

For more details on ValueEdge, see LoadRunner Enterprise and ValueEdge.

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This release includes the following modernization updates:

Area Enhancement
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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Security and infrastructure

This release includes the following security and infrastructure updates:

Area Enhancement
JMeter and Gatling installation

Installation of Gatling and JMeter is now optional for on-premises load generators on Windows and Linux, and for Dockerized load generators on Linux. You can install Gatling and JMeter during a wizard installation, silent installation, or Dockerized load generator setup.

For details, see the LoadRunner Enterprise Installation Guide available from Installation.

Password options

Removed the Change and Reset password option for users logging in to LoadRunner Enterprise from LDAP and SSO.

For details, see Change a user's password.

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VuGen, protocols, and LoadRunner Developer

Virtual User Generator (VuGen) includes the following enhancements. For details, see the VuGen What's New.

Area Enhancement
Virtual Table Server (VTS) VTS now supports LDAPS connection to the domain controller for NTLM authentication.

The VuGen and third-party protocols include the following enhancements. For details, see the VuGen What's New.

Area Enhancement

TruClient protocols include the following updates:

  • Upgraded browser version support:

    • Chromium: Version 113

    • TruClient Browser: Equivalent to Firefox version 110

  • Support for Internet Explorer is fully deprecated, for both record and replay.

Note: From 2023 R1, TruClient documentation is available in the VuGen Help Center, and not in the TruClient Help Center.

Web protocols Web protocols now support server-side Brotli compression during recording and replay. Brotli compression is accepted automatically when recording. For replay, acceptance is configured in the runtime settings.
Cloud for AWS

This release introduces the new Cloud for AWS protocol. With this protocol, you can create Vuser scripts to monitor the usage of Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS).

The collected data is available in dedicated graphs in LoadRunner Controller and Analysis.


Web - HTTP/HTML protocols include the following updates:

  • An enhanced Runtime Settings user interface is now available for the Web HTTP/HTML protocol. This provides improved capabilities and more streamlined functionality.

  • Recording is now supported for Google Web Toolkit (GWT) 2.9 and 2.10.


The SAP GUI protocol includes the following enhancements:

  • You can now configure the SAP client to remain open after encountering an error during script execution in VuGen.

  • If the SAP GUI client crashes during script replay, you can configure it to relaunch automatically, to enable the continued replay of any remaining iterations in the script.

LoadRunner Developer and DevWeb include the following enhancements. For details, see the LoadRunner Developer What's New.

Area Enhancement
Multi IP support for DevWeb

The Multiple IP feature is now supported for DevWeb tests. This feature enables the simulation of multiple Vusers using different IP addresses, originating from a single load generator.

In addition, there are new DevWeb API functions that give you more control over IP address management.

HTML parser

This release includes improved functionality for parsing HTML responses, reducing the noise and complexity in your scripts:

  • HTML resources can be excluded from the web request step during script generation.

  • For replay, you can enable downloading of the resources discovered at runtime from the HTML body, without including the resources in the script.


This release includes enhanced DevWeb script creation with Visual Studio Code:

  • You can now download a VS Code extension for DevWeb scripts, and install it directly from VS Code. You can then create a DevWeb script in VS Code, with all editing functionality available.

  • Correlate selection functionality is now available for your scripts when using the VS Code extension. This enables you to manually select the text you want to correlate, and then use the Correlate Selection option to add extractors.

Note: The new VS Code extension features are provided as tech preview.

Hex option for randomString utils

The randomString utils now includes a hex option, so that the generated string only uses hexadecimal characters.

gRPC default ports gRPC communication now automatically uses default ports, when the host port has not been defined.

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