Install Network Virtualization on Windows

To gain access to the Network Virtualization (NV) functionality in either LoadRunner or Performance Center, you must install the required NV components.

Upgrading from a previous version on Windows

If you are upgrading from a LoadRunner or Performance Center version prior to 12.50, you must manually uninstall all Shunra components before running the installer.

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Installing on Windows

At the end of LoadRunner or Performance Center installation wizards, you are prompted to install Network Virtualization. You can continue with the NV installation, or choose to install manually at a later time, as described in Manual installation on Windows.

Via the installation wizard, you select one of the following installation modes:

  • Typical. Installs with default options.
  • Custom. Enables you to configure several options before installation. For details, see Setup wizard options for Windows.

The following are installed:

NV component name Installed with:
NV for Controller

LoadRunner full installation

Performance Center Host installation

NV for Performance Center Server

Performance Center Server installation

NV for Load Generator and VuGen

Load Generator (standalone) installation

LoadRunner full installation

Performance Center Host installation

VuGen installation

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Manual installation on Windows

If you do not install the NV components as part of the LoadRunner or Performance Center installations, you can run the installations manually at any time.

The installation files are located in the following folders:

  • LoadRunner: <LoadRunner installation DVD>\Additional Components\HPE NV\

  • Performance Center: <Performance Center installation DVD>\Additional Components\HPE NV\

Run the installation files, according to your needs:

For this component... You need to install… NV installation file
LoadRunner full installation
  • NV for Controller
  • NV for Load Generator and VuGen
  • <LR/PC installation folder>/Additional Components/HPE NV/NV4ControllerSetup.exe
  • <LR/PC installation folder>/Additional Components/HPE NV/NV4LGSetup.exe
Load Generator (standalone) NV for Load Generator and VuGen <LR/PC installation folder>/Additional Components/HPE NV/NV4LGSetup.exe
VuGen

NV for Load Generator and VuGen

<LR/PC installation folder>/Additional Components/HPE NV/NV4LGSetup.exe
Performance Center Server NV for Performance Center Server <LR/PC installation folder>/Additional Components/HPE NV/NV4PCSetup.exe
Performance Center Host
  • NV for Controller
  • NV for Load Generator and VuGen
  • <LR/PC installation folder>/Additional Components/HPE NV/NV4ControllerSetup.exe
  • <LR/PC installation folder>/Additional Components/HPE NV/NV4LGSetup.exe

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Setup wizard options for Windows

If you run a custom installation during the setup wizard, or are installing the NV components manually, you can configure several options. Some options are enabled only when installing the first NV component on a machine.

Option NV component
Destination Folder

Enter a location on the file system to install the component or accept the default location.

Default: C:\Program Files\HPE\NV

Data Folder

Stores temporary internal application data and user data, such as test run results.

Default: C:\ProgramData\HPE\NV

Server Port

  • On NV for Load Generator: The port is used to retrieve Network Virtualization statistics.

  • On other components: The port is used for internal Network Virtualization communication on the machine.

Default: 8182

Enable Remote Connections

Adds an exception to Windows Firewall. Required for NV for Load Generator.

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Installation logs

Installation logs are located under C:\Temp\NV_Logs.

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