View and manage test run results

This section describes how to view and manage results and related actions for test runs.

View test run details

To view runs for a Performance Center test:

  1. From the Performance Center navigation toolbar, click and select Test Management/Test Runs (under Testing).

  2. Select a performance test in the test management tree, and open the Runs tab.

    If the test is running, click the ID link to display the test in the Performance test run page (online screen). If the test run has finished, click the ID link to open the test in the offline view.

    To filter, sort, or group runs displayed in the runs grid, see Personalize your display.

    The Runs grid displays the following information:

    UI Elements

    Description

    ID

    The result file ID.

    Name

    The name of the test run. If the test is running, click the Run Name link to display the test in the Performance test run page (online screen).

    State

    Displays the current state of the selected test runs. If the test is running, click the State link to display the test in the Performance test run page (online screen).

    SLA Status

    Passed. Indicates a passed SLA status.

    Failed. Indicates a failed SLA status.

    N/A. Indicates that there is no data about the SLA status.

    Not Completed. Indicates the collating results process is not finished.

    Test Name

    The name of the test. Click the Test Name link to display the test in Performance Test Designer > Groups and Workload.

    Start/End Date The start and end date and time of the test run.
    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.
    Test ID

    The test run ID.

  3. To display details about a run, select a row in the runs grid, and click the Details tab in the right pane. The following additional details are displayed:

    UI Elements

    Description

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

    The ID of the test run timeslot. Click the Timeslot link to open the test in the Timeslots page. For details, see Timeslots module.

  4. To display event logs for a selected test run, select a row in the runs grid, and click the Event Log tab in the right pane. For details, see View test run event logs.

  5. To download (or upload) result files for a selected test run, select a row in the runs grid, and click the Results tab in the right pane. For details, see Download and upload result files.

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Manage results

You can manage results and related actions for test runs.

To access:

  • From the Performance Center navigation toolbar, click and select Test Runs (under Testing). Select a performance test in the test management tree, and click the Runs tab.

  • Select Test Management (under Testing), choose a test, and click the Runs tab.

You can perform the following actions:

Action How to
View results For a test run in the Finished state, click View Results to see the results for the selected test run.

Analyze results

For a test run in the Before Creating Analysis Data state, right-click the run, and select Analyze. Performance Center analyzes the results for the selected test run and deletes the temporary results from the load generators and the Controller.

Collate results

For a test run in the Before Collating Results state, right-click the run, and select Collate. Performance Center collates the results for the test run.

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 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.

Process results

For test runs that have not yet been processed, click DP Queue to add the test run to the data processing queue.

Recover results

For a test in the Run Failure or Failed Collating Results state, right-click the run, and select Recover results to recover and collate the results of a failed test run.

Note: Enables you to collate results only up to the point where the test failed.

Select runs from a specific test set To display run results for a particular test set, click the test sets drop-down arrow, and select a test set.
Rename a run

To rename a run, right-click a run, select Rename, and enter a new name for the run.

Note: Not available when the test is in an active state (Initializing, Running, or Stopping).

Go to timeslot To view timeslot details for the test run, right-click a run, and select Go to Timeslot.
Recalculate SLA

Right-click a run, and select Recalculate SLA. This opens the Calculate SLA dialog box, enabling you to recalculate the SLA. 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, and to run instance with Finished state. For details about SLAs, see Service Level Agreements.

Export test run data to PAL

Exports test run data once the performance test has run on the final version of the application.

Right-click a run, and select Export PAL data. For details, see Export PAL Data Dialog Box.

Note: Available only for run instances with Finished state.

Add run to trend report

Adds the selected test run to a trend report.

  1. Right-click a run, and select Add to Trend Report.

  2. In the Trending dialog box, select a trend report, and click Add. The test run is added to the trend report (or added to the publish request queue if no data processors are available).

Note: Available only for run instances with Finished state.

For details, see Trend reports overview.

Export run data to Excel Click Export to Excel to export the run data to Excel.
Delete runs

Select the test runs you want to delete, and click Delete.

Note: Not available when the test is in an active state (Initializing, Running, or Stopping).

Display latest run data

Click Refresh to display the most up-to-date information in the runs grid.

Filter, sort, or group the run data

For details, see Personalize your display.

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View results in the dashboard

To view run results:

  1. From the Performance Center navigation toolbar, click and select Test Management (under Testing).

  2. Select a performance test in the test management tree, and open the Runs tab.

  3. Select a test run, and click View Results.

  4. Click the Dashboard tab. The Test Runs Dashboard opens, and displays performance measurements and results for resources that were monitored in the test run in the offline results page. For user interface details, see View test results.

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Download and upload result files

To download or upload result files for a selected test run:

  1. From the Performance Center navigation toolbar, click and select Test Management (under Testing).

  2. Select a performance test in the test management tree, and open the Runs tab.

  3. Select a test run, and click View Results.

  4. Click the Results tab, and choose the type of result data you want to view:

    Type

    Description

    Output log Select the output.mdb.zip file. The database created by Performance Center. Stores all the output messages reported during the performance test run. This is useful for troubleshooting errors.
    Vuser execution log

    Select the VuserLog.zip file. Contains the Vuser execution log. You can change the log settings in the Runtime Settings dialogue box in the Performance Test Designer. For details, see Configure runtime settings.

    Raw results

    Select the RawResults_<#>.zip file. Contains result information in its raw format. Can be used to generate the full results using the Analysis tool.

    Analyzed Results

    Select the Results_<#>.zip file. Contains the Analysis Summary report, which analyzes the data collected during the performance test run.

    HTML Report

    Select the Reports.zip file. Contains an HTML version of the Analysis Summary report.

    Rich Report

    Select the HighLevelReport_<#>.xls file. Contains a high-level report of the run results in an Excel file.

    User files

    Select the Userfile.<file type> file. Files attached by users to provide additional information about the test run.

  5. Select the results file you want to download, and click Download to download the file.

  6. To upload attachments that provide additional information about the currently selected results file, select the results file you want to upload, and click Upload. All uploaded files are displayed as a USER FILE type.

  7. You can delete files with type USER FILE. Select the user files you want to delete, and click Delete.

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View test run event logs

To display event logs for a selected test run:

  1. From the Performance Center navigation toolbar, click and select Test Management (under Testing).

  2. Select a performance test in the test management tree, and open the Runs tab.

  3. Select a test run, and click View Results.

  4. Click the Event Log tab. The Event Log grid displays the following information:

    UI Elements

    Description

    Export to XLS. Exports the event log data to Excel.
    ID

    The event ID.

    Event Type

    An indication of the event's severity. From most to least severe: error, warning, or info.

    Create date

    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.

  5. To export the event log data to Excel, click Export to XLS.

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