Test Lab Module

This module enables you to create and manage test sets.

To access

On the My Performance Center navigation bar, select Test Management > Test Lab.

Relevant tasks How to Manage a Performance Test Run
See also Performance Center user interface

Performance Test Lab Toolbar

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

<My Performance Center common UI elements>

For Performance Center menus and buttons, see Performance Center user interface.

Filter By Test Set Enables you to filter by a selected test set.
Test Enables you to filter by a selected test.
Opens the Create New Test Set dialog box, enabling you to create test sets.
Performance Test Set view

Enables you to design tests, assign tests to test sets, and run tests.

Test Runs view

Enables you to manage results and related actions for test runs.

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Performance Test Set View

This pane enables you to design tests, create test sets, assign tests to test sets, and run tests.

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Elements

Description

Select Columns. Enables you to select columns to be displayed in the view.
Show in Maximized/Normal view. Maximizes or returns to the normal view.


Opens the Test Express view, which enables you to design and run the performance test. For details, see Test Express Designer.


Opens the Run dialog box, which enables you to run the performance test. For details, see Run Test Dialog Box.


Opens the Create New Performance Test dialog box, enabling you to define a performance test. For details, see Create New Performance Test Dialog Box.


Opens the Performance Center Test Designer window, enabling you to define a performance test. Defining a performance test includes selecting scripts for the test, scheduling how many Vusers to run in each script and for how long, choosing topologies and monitor profiles for the test, and enabling collection of diagnostics data for the test run. For details, see Performance Test Designer Window.

Opens the Assign Test to Test Set dialog box, enabling you to add a test instance of a selected test to a specified test set.


Enables you to rename the test.


Enables you to remove the test.

ID The ID number of the test instance.
VS The version status of the test.
Test Name The name of the test.
Status The run status of the test.
Responsible The user responsible for the test.
Last Modified The date on which the test was last modified.
Test ID The ID number of the test.
Version The version number of the test.
Checkout By The user responsible for checking out the test.

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Test Runs View

This pane enables you to manage results and related actions for test runs.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

Select Columns. Enables you to select columns to be displayed in the view.

Collate. Collates results of test runs that have not yet been collated.

Note:  

  • If a test is running on the Controller that will perform the collating, Performance Center issues an alert. Click OK to proceed with collating the results, or Cancel to defer the action until later.

  • Should the Collate Results process encounter an error, the Collate Errors dialog box appears, displaying details of the error. To analyze the partially collated results, select Analyze partially collated results. Note that analyzing partially collated results is an irreversible operation.

Analyze. Analyzes results for the selected test run. Performance Center generates analysis data and deletes the temporary results from the load generators and the Controller.

Note: Only enabled when the test run state is Before Creating Analysis Data.

Enables you to recover and collate the results of a failed test run.

Note:  

  • Only enabled when the test run is in the failed state.
  • Enables you to collate results only up to the point where the test failed.

HTML Report. Opens an HTML version of the Analysis Summary report, which analyzes the data collected during the performance test run. The report provides general information about the performance test, lists statistics about the test run, and provides links to graphs containing test run data.

For more details regarding the summary report, see the LoadRunner Help Center.

NV Insights Report. Opens the NV Insights report for the selected test run.

For details on how to integrate the report in your performance test, see How to Integrate NV Insights into a Performance Test.

For user interface details, see NV Insights Report.

SLA Report. Opens the SLA Report for the selected test run. For details, see SLA Report.

Note: This feature is available only if SLAs were defined during the performance test design phase. Fore more information about SLAs, see Service Level Agreements.

Recalculate SLA. Opens the Calculate SLA dialog box. For details, see Calculate Service Level Agreement Dialog Box.

Note: This feature is available only if SLAs were defined during the performance test design phase. For details about SLAs, see Service Level Agreements.

Rename Run. Enables you to rename a selected test run name.
Delete. Deletes selected test run.

View Hosts. Opens the Timeslot Hosts dialog box, which displays the requested and actual hosts.

Export PAL Data. Opens the Export PAL Data dialog box.

Add to Trend Report. Opens the Trend Settings dialog box, which enables you to add the selected run to the Trend Report.
Offline Results. Opens the Offline Results page, which enables you to view performance measurements and results for those resources that were monitored in the test run in offline graphs. For details, see View Results Offline.
Add Filter

Enables you to filter the information being displayed in the Test Runs grid. Click the drop-down arrow to apply a filter.

Last Modified Enables you to filter the information being displayed in the Test Runs grid by the last modified date. Click the drop-down arrow to apply a filter.
Run ID

The test run ID.

Run Name

The name of test run.

Test

The name of the test.

State

Displays the current state of the selected test runs.

SLA Status . Indicates a failed SLA status.

. Indicates a passed SLA status.

. Indicates that there is no data about the SLA status.

Exec Date The date and time of the test run.
Duration The time, in minutes, that the test took to run.
Tester The name of the user running the test.
Timeslot

The ID of the test run timeslot.

Results tab

Displays result information for the selected test run.

  • . Enables you to download a selected result file.
  • ID. The result file ID.
  • Type. The type of result file.
  • Name. The name of the result file.
  • Modified by. The user who last modified the result file.
  • Last Modified. The date the result file was last modified.
Event Log tab

Displays a list of events generated for the selected test run.

  • ID. The event ID.
  • Type. An indication of the event's severity. From most to least severe: error, warning, or info.
  • Time. The date and time the event was logged.
  • Event. The name of the event.
  • Description. A description of the event.
  • Responsible. The user, or automated system process responsible for the event.

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