Whitelisted IP addresses

Open your firewall to whitelisted IP addresses on the cloud before running a load test.

Note: Allocating IP addresses for IP white listing may require an additional cost.

For details, contact your account manager or sales representative.

 

Using whitelisted IP addresses

We can supply you with secure static IP addresses for both AWS and Azure which you can then allocate to your account. This enables you to work with StormRunner Load when your application under test (AUT) or your on-premises load generators and SRL agents are secured behind a firewall.

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Whitelisted IP addresses for the cloud

Using whitelisted IP addresses for the cloud means that only your cloud based load generators will use the specific IP addresses. This enables you to whitelist the IP addresses in your firewall, thereby enabling inbound traffic from a known source to access your internal application.

By default, one IP address is allocated for each cloud based load generator.

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Whitelisted IP address for StormRunner Load control components

If you use on-premises load generators or other StormRunner Load agents, you may need to add IP addresses to your firewall to allow outbound connections to StormRunner Load's control components in the cloud.

If your on-premises load generator is behind a firewall include both stormrunner-load.saas.hpe.com and 52.72.248.97 on the whitelist.

Open a support ticket to request static scheduler and results server IP addresses.

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Requesting whitelisted IP addresses in advance

Do the following to whitelist load generator IP addresses in advance of running your test:

  1. Define the parameters of your test:

    Parameter Description
    Vusers type Type of Vusers (API, UI)
    Vuser number The maximum number of Vusers for the test
    Distribution To which regions will you distribute Vusers?
    Test schedule
    What dates are you planning to run the test?

    Example Request:

    Dates Location Vusers Vuser Type
    April 1-10 Virginia 500 UI
    April 1-10 Virginia 1000 API
    April 1-10 The Netherlands 6000 API
    April 1-10 Singapore 2000 API
  2. Open a support ticket (select New Ticket > Tenant Management > Allocate White IPs Addresses):

    1. Send your request for whitelisted load generator IP addresses at least one week before the planned test run.

    2. In the request, include the test parameters you defined above.

    Once the load generator IP addresses are allocated to your account, support will update the ticket with these addresses.

    Caution: When you have an open request with home.software.microfocus.com/myaccount:

    • You can only use the allocated load generators in your test.

    • Running a test with more Vusers or on other regions will cause an error.

    • If you plan to generate client side breakdown data, request an additional IP address.

  3. View the whitelisted load generator IP addresses:

    • Click your user name and select Download Whitelisted IPs.

    • From a test's Results page, click the (more options) button and select Download > LG IPs to download the complete list of IPs assigned to the test run.

    Note: If you are running a test with on-premises load generators, the Download LG IPs option is disabled.

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Obtaining whitelisted IP addresses during a load test run

Download a list of load generator IP addresses that have been assigned to your test:

  1. In the Load Tests > Scripts section of your test definition, delay the start time of all your scripts to give you enough time to add the IP addresses to your firewall.
  2. From the Results page, click the (more options) button and select Download > LG IPs to download a complete list of IP addresses assigned to the test run.

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Notes and Limitations

  • You cannot use Azure locations for a tenant configured with whitelisted IP addresses for scheduler and result servers.
  • If you want to emulate IP spoofing, we can allocate multiple IP addresses to a load generator. For further details on IP spoofing, see Enable multiple IP addresses.
  • You can use a maximum of 300 IP addresses for a single cloud based load test.

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