Silently install Network Virtualization on Windows

You can silently install the NV components for LoadRunner and Performance Center.

Note: During a silent installation of LoadRunner or Performance Center, the appropriate NV components are installed by default. For details, see the relevant installation guide in LoadRunner Help Center or Performance Center Help.

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\

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

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

Silently install NV for Controller on Windows

This section describes how to install NV for Controller silently on a Windows machine.

To install NV for Controller silently on Windows:

  1. Make sure that all system requirements are met before beginning the installation. For details, see System requirements.

  2. Copy the NV4ControllerSetup.exe file to the target LoadRunner or Performance Center Host machine.

  3. Run the installation with administrator privileges.

  4. Run the following command together with the required command line options:

    NV4ControllerSetup.exe /s /v"/qn <command_line_options>"

    Example: NV4ControllerSetup.exe /s /v"/qn PORT=8182"

    Command line options:

    Option Description Required/Optional Default value
    PORT=<port number> The port used to connect to NV for Controller. REQUIRED 8182
    INSTALLDIR=\"<path to installation folder>\" The location where the application files will be installed. OPTIONAL C:\Program Files\HPE\NV
    ENABLE_REMOTE=<TRUE | FALSE>

    Opens the port in the firewall. Required for enabling remote access to web-based NV components.

    OPTIONAL TRUE
    REBOOT_IF_NEED=<TRUE | FALSE>

    If a reboot is required, automatically reboots the computer after installation completes.

    Even if the FALSE value is used, you will need to reboot the machine before NV for Controller is operational.

    OPTIONAL

    FALSE

    DATA_FOLDER="<path to data dir>" The location where temporary internal application data and user data is saved. OPTIONAL

    C:\ProgramData\HPE\NV

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Silently install NV for Performance Center on Windows

This section describes how to install NV for Performance Center silently on a Windows machine.

To install NV for Performance Center silently on Windows:

  1. Make sure that all system requirements are met before beginning the installation. For details, see System requirements.

  2. Copy the NV4PCSetup.exe file to the target LoadRunner or Performance Center Host machine.

  3. Run the installation with administrator privileges.

  4. Run the following command together with the required command line options:

    NV4PCSetup.exe /s /v"/qn <command_line_options>"

    Example: NV4PCSetup.exe /s /v"/qn PORT=8182"

    Command line options:

    Option Description Required/Optional Default value
    PORT=<port number> The port used to connect to NV for Performance Center. REQUIRED 8182
    INSTALLDIR=\"<path to installation folder>\" The location where the application files will be installed. OPTIONAL C:\Program Files\HPE\NV
    ENABLE_REMOTE=<TRUE | FALSE>

    Opens the port in the firewall. Required for enabling remote access to web-based NV components.

    OPTIONAL TRUE
    REBOOT_IF_NEED=<TRUE | FALSE>

    If a reboot is required, automatically reboots the computer after installation completes.

    Even if the FALSE value is used, you will need to reboot the machine before NV for Performance Center is operational.

    OPTIONAL FALSE
    DATA_FOLDER="<path to data dir>" The location where temporary internal application data and user data is saved. OPTIONAL C:\ProgramData\HPE\NV

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Silently install NV for Load Generator on Windows

This section describes how to install NV for Load Generator silently on a Windows machine.

To install NV for Load Generator silently on Windows:

  1. Make sure that all system requirements are met before beginning the installation. For details, see System requirements.

  2. Copy the NV4LGSetup.exe file to the target LoadRunner or Performance Center Host machine.

  3. Run the installation with administrator privileges.

  4. Run the following command together with the required command line options:

    NV4LGSetup.exe /s /v"/qn <command_line_options>"

    Example: NV4LGSetup.exe /s /v"/qn PORT=8182"

    Command line options:

    Option Description Required/Optional Default value
    PORT=<port number> The port used to connect to NV for Load Generator. REQUIRED 8182
    INSTALLDIR=\"<path to installation folder>\" The location where the application files will be installed. OPTIONAL C:\Program Files\HPE\NV
    ENABLE_REMOTE=<TRUE | FALSE>

    Opens the port in the firewall. Required for remote access to the NV statistics and the NV Network Editor.

    OPTIONAL TRUE
    REBOOT_IF_NEED=<TRUE | FALSE>

    If a reboot is required, automatically reboots the computer after installation completes.

    Even if the FALSE value is used, you will need to reboot the machine before NV for Load Generator is operational.

    OPTIONAL FALSE
    DATA_FOLDER="<path to data dir>" The location where temporary internal application data and user data is saved. OPTIONAL C:\ProgramData\HPE\NV

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