Deployment examples

This section contains examples of some of the deployments that can be used for configuring LoadRunner Enterprise on-premises or on the cloud.

Note: These examples are used to illustrate functional capabilities only. In a real deployment, you can mix and match components from the various options to create a deployment plan that best suits your needs.

For full installation and configuration instructions, see the LoadRunner Enterprise Installation Guide.

Basic deployment example

The basic deployment for LoadRunner Enterprise requires a LoadRunner Enterprise server, LoadRunner Enterprise host, load generators, and LoadRunner Enterprise back end components (including LoadRunner Enterprise database and repositories).

Note: A load balancer is required only when you have two or more LoadRunner Enterprise servers.

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Over firewall deployment example

When testing applications that are located behind a firewall relative to the LoadRunner Enterprise server or host machine, you must configure an MI Listener, a load generator over a firewall, and possibly a monitor over a firewall.

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Advanced deployment example

This deployment illustrates the ability to integrate LoadRunner Enterprise with various Application Performance Management (APM) tools, as well as integrating with Kubernetes or Docker Swarm for dynamic provisioning of load generators (see Dockerized host deployment example below).

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CloudBurst load generator deployment example

LoadRunner Enterprise enables provisioning of load generators on the cloud using a LoadRunner Enterprise CloudBurst account. This enables you to dynamically provision hosts on demand without having to manage complex infrastructures or maintain subscriptions with cloud providers. For more details, see LoadRunner Enterprise CloudBurst load generators.

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Load generator cloud deployment example

LoadRunner Enterprise enables provisioning of load generators in the cloud using your cloud account. Load generator provisioning is supported with AWS. For more details, see Manage elastic cloud hosts.

Note:  

  • The ports used in this diagram are the common HTTP ports. You can configure the cloud load generator ports as required.

  • For the most secure load generator connectivity, use SSL with a client certificate.

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Full cloud deployment example

You can deploy the full LoadRunner Enterprise installation (on-premise LoadRunner Enterprise server, hosts, and load generators) on your cloud provider platform as long as it has the relevant System and protocol requirements and the correct ports are open. For more details, see Provision elastic cloud load generators.

Note:  

  • To improve performance, it is preferable to deploy the LoadRunner Enterprise servers and hosts, and the database in the same region.

  • The required ports should be open for incoming requests to the relevant server.

  • Cloud load generator ports are configurable. When all the components are in the cloud, the ports to use are defined by the cloud provider (they are not based on internal IT policies).

  • For the most secure load generator connectivity, use SSL with a client certificate.

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Dockerized host deployment example

LoadRunner Enterprise enables provisioning dockerized (elastic) load generators using a Docker Swarm or Kubernetes orchestrator (the orchestrator provisioning the hosts and the AUTs can also be cloud-based). For more details, see Configure elastic dockerized hosts.

*For the required ports, see the Docker Swarm or Kubernetes documentation.

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