Set Up the Monitoring Environment

This section describes the various Performance Center monitoring components, and how to configure them to monitor a performance test.

Each monitor has different configuration requirements that are explained in the specific monitoring sections. The following diagram illustrates the Performance Center monitoring process.

Monitor types

All of the monitors allow you to view a summary of the collected data at the conclusion of the performance test. Using LoadRunner Analysis, you can generate a graph for any of the monitors. For details, see the LoadRunner Help Center.

The online monitors are divided into the following categories:

Name Description
Run-Time Display the number and status of Vusers participating in the scenario, as well as the number and types of errors that the Vusers generate.
Transaction Display the transaction rate and response times.
Web Resource Provide information about the number of Web connections, throughput volume, HTTP responses, server retries, and downloaded pages at the Web servers during performance test run.
System Resource Measure the Windows, Linux, Server, and SNMP resources used during a performance test run.
Network Display information about the network delays on your system.
Firewall
Measure statistics related to the firewall servers during the scenario run.
Web Server Resource Measure statistics related to the Microsoft IIS and Apache Web servers during the performance test run.
Web Application Server Resource Measure statistics related to the Microsoft ASP application servers during the performance test run.
Database Server Resource Measure statistics related to the SQL server, and Oracle databases during the performance test run.
Network Virtualization
Measure statistics related to network virtualization, such as Packet Loss and Latency.
Service Virtualization
Measure statistics related to service virtualization, per operation and service.
SiteScope
Use the SiteScope monitor and its counters to measure resources. For information, see the documentation provided with SiteScope.

J2EE & .NET Diagnostics Monitors

Provide information to trace, time, and troubleshoot individual transactions through J2EE Web, application, and database servers. For details, see the Diagnostics User Guide.

Application Deployment Solutions

Measure statistics related to the Citrix MetaFrame XP server during a performance run.

Dynatrace

Provides information on the availability and performance of software applications and the impact on user experience measured by Dynatrace.

New Relic

Provides information on the availability and performance of software applications and the impact on user experience measured by the New Relic Digital Intelligence Platform.

AppDynamics Monitor

Provides information on the availability and performance of software applications and the impact on user experience measured by AppDynamics.

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Configure the online monitoring environment

Specify the machines and measurements that the Controller will monitor during performance test execution in the Test Resources module. During performance test execution, the collected measurement data appears in the online graphs.

  1. Configure the monitoring environment on the server machine

    To use the following monitors, you must first install or configure monitoring components on the server machine. For details about configuring the monitoring components, see the specific monitoring sections.

  2. Configure the monitors

    To obtain performance data for a monitor, you need to configure the monitor (from the monitor profile), and indicate which statistics and measurements you want to monitor.

    • For information about selecting the servers to monitor and selecting the measurements to monitor, see Create and configure monitor profiles.

    • For details about each monitor's default measurements, refer to the relevant reference section for the monitor.

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