Introducing Performance Center

Performance Center (also known as LoadRunner Enterprise) is a cross-enterprise tool for planning and running multiple performance test projects. It enables you to remotely monitor concurrent tests across different geographic locations.

Note: To improve the customer experience and provide more optimized search, the Performance Center help for 12.60 and 12.61 has been streamlined into a single version. Any version specific changes are indicated where relevant.

How does Performance Center work?

Discover how Performance Center tests the performance of your applications

  1. Performance Center runs scripts that use virtual users, or Vusers, to emulate typical user activity.

  2. Vusers generate load on your web servers or applications.

  3. While Vusers run, Performance Center collects server response time data.

  4. Performance Center analyzes this data which provides a clear picture of performance.

Benefits of using Performance Center
  • Ability to run multiple tests simultaneously, and share test assets across the project.
  • Web-based, 24x7, globally accessible platform with centralized resource management.

  • DevOps-ready due to its REST APIs, CI plugins, and APM tool integrations (Dynatrace, New Relic, AppDynamics).

  • Dynamic provisioning of elastic load generators using Kubernetes and Swarm.

  • Smart analytics, including anomaly detection while the test is running.

  • Integrates with other Micro Focus software including ALM Octane, Application Lifecycle Management, and Application Performance Monitoring.

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What should I do before I begin?

Take the tutorial

We recommend that you follow the steps in the Quick Start Guide to help you create and run a performance test.

Watch Performance Center videos

Learn more about how you can incorporate Performance Center into your testing environment by watching Performance Center videos.

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How do I get started?

Following are the basic steps for creating and developing a performance test in Performance Center.

1. Create test assets

Create test assets such as a script, a monitor or a topology to use in your performance test.

For details, see Create test assets.

2. Design a test

Create a test by selecting the test assets to use, and designing a workload for the test.

For details, see Design a performance test.

3. Reserve a timeslot

Create a timeslot for the test and make sure the timeslot is available.

For details, see Reserve timeslots for performance testing.

4. Run the test

Run the test to create load on your application and to test its performance. During the test run, you can view and manage test results, Vusers, monitors and load generators.

For details, see Manage a performance test run.

5. View and analyze test results

View test data in real time or offline, and use built-in tools to analyze test results such as Trending reports, anomaly detection, and Performance Application Lifecycle (PAL).

For details, see View and analyze results.

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Join our community!

Join our online community to share questions and comments about Performance Center, and to get load and performance testing advice.

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