Check out the new features and improvements for LoadRunner Enterprise 2020 service pack 2 (SP2).
Note: LoadRunner Enterprise uses various LoadRunner Professional tools. For details of what's new in LoadRunner Professional, see the LoadRunner Professional What's New.
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LoadRunner Enterprise's multi-tenancy feature enables you to create multiple shared spaces (tenants) on a single LoadRunner Enterprise server. For details, see Multi-tenancy.
CloudBurst load generators
We've added support for running 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 details, see LoadRunner Enterprise CloudBurst load generators.
Note: This feature replaces the integration with LoadRunner Cloud which has been removed.
Redesigned Performance Test Designer
We redesigned and modernized the Performance Test Designer and added the following features:
Ability to deactivate and activate groups in a performance test. For details, see Deactivate and activate Vuser groups.
Added a context menu to the groups pane in the Groups and Workload tab. For details, see Manage groups and workloads.
For details, see Performance Test Designer.
We added the following features to enhance the script creation and development process:
Web script editor. Added a new capability that allows you to view and edit the code of your scripts directly from within the LoadRunner Enterprise user interface. This feature includes auto-complete to help you select parameters and a Command Palette with frequently used functionality. For details, see Edit a script.
Support for uploading and running Gatling scripts from LoadRunner Enterprise. For details, see Gatling scripts.
Note: This feature is currently available as tech preview.
Remote host installations
You can remotely upgrade LoadRunner Enterprise host and standalone load generator machines from LoadRunner Enterprise 2020.x to the latest LoadRunner Enterprise version using the Remote Installation feature. For details, see Manage remote installations.
Note: This replaces the patch installer that was available in earlier LoadRunner Enterprise versions.
Integration with Dynatrace SaaS platform
Integration with the Dynatrace SaaS platform, enabling you to view performance data collected by the monitor in the Controller and Analysis. For details, see Dynatrace SaaS monitor.
Added support for deploying LoadRunner Enterprise on a PostgreSQL database server. For details, see Installation.
Note: Support for PostgreSQL is currently available as tech preview.
Import users from an Excel file
Added the ability to import users into LoadRunner Enterprise Administration from an Excel file. For details, see Import users from Excel.
Analysis and reporting enhancements
We added the following features to enhance the result collation process:
An option to collate raw data during the course of the test run. This reduces the time required to collate all data at the end of the test run. For details, see Configure general test options.
Ability to automatically upload all raw result data to the external Influx database after the collate process finishes, enabling you to view the data using third-party dashboards. For details, see Configure external analysis servers.
Added the ability to configure resolution and color depth when running Vusers on load generators using RDP mode. For details, see Run Vusers in an interactive RDP session.
Analysis now supports APDEX (Application Performance Index) for measuring performance, as part of your SLA capabilities. For details, see Define service level agreements (SLAs).
Load generator enhancements
Load generator enhancements include:
This version introduces OneLG, a combined load generator installation for all of the LoadRunner family products. You select the relevant LoadRunner family product during installation, and can later swap to a different product if required. For details, see the LoadRunner Professional Installation Guide available from the LoadRunner Professional Help Center.
A predefined image is now available for Dockerized load generators on RHEL. For details, see Manage dockerized images.
Note: The RHEL Dockerized load generator image is currently available as tech preview.
Added support for AWS GovCloud (US) Regions to Elastic cloud load generators. For details, see Add a cloud account.