What's New

Check out below the new features and improvements in LoadRunner 12.56 and 12.57.

Note: The 12.56 and 12.57 Help Centers for LoadRunner, VuGen, and TruClient have been streamlined into a single, enhanced Help Center for each product, catering for both versions. Any difference in functionality between the two versions is indicated in the relevant documentation

What's New in LoadRunner 12.57

The following support and enhancements were added in LoadRunner 12.57:

Note: For a list of hotfixes on top of LoadRunner 12.57, see: LoadRunner 12.57 - Release information

  • TruClient. TruClient now supports Chromium version 63, improving scalability. See TruClient Help Center.

  • Protocols. The RTE (Remote Terminal Emulator) protocol now supports Windows 10 (with Ericom PowerTerm 12 support). See RTE Protocol.
  • VuGen enhancements. You can now import and export parameters between VuGen scripts. See Export and Import VuGen script parameters.
  • Controller.

    • LoadRunner now supports Apache JMeter 4.0.
    • Performance improvements when designing large scale tests using the Real World schedule run mode. See Schedule Run Modes in the LoadRunner help center.

    • Improved stability when working in Controller.

  • Documentation. The help center now includes advanced site search functionality:

    • Intuitive friendly Google-like search

    • Search across all ADM help centers

    • Filter search results by selected products

    • Get results from separate deliverables in one place, such as PDFs and APIs

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What's New in LoadRunner 12.56

This section describes the support and enhancements were added in LoadRunner 12.56.

Note: For a list of hotfixes on top of LoadRunner 12.56, see: LoadRunner 12.56 - Release information

Technologies and platforms

OpenSSL Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.2l
Eclipse

Added support for version 4.7 (Oxygen)

See Develop a Unit Test Using Eclipse (JUnit or Selenium test).

In addition, you can find information on all supported technologies and platforms in the System Requirements (previously named Product Availability Matrix or PAM).

Protocols

MQTT protocol

The MQTT protocol now supports IP spoofing. See MQTT Protocol.

Citrix protocol

You can now modify the Citrix client window size from Runtime Settings. See Citrix Replay Tips.

Oracle NCA protocol Oracle NCA now supports code generation recording options. See Oracle NCA > Code Generation Recording Options.
LDAP protocol LDAP now supports TLS 1.2. See LDAP Connection Options.

TruClient

TruClient includes the new TruClient Browser, based on Mozilla technology.

Note: The TruClient Browser is provided as a tech preview version.

For more TruClient enhancements, see the TruClient What's New.

VuGen

Runtime Settings

The new runtime settings Search feature highlights the searched-for term in all runtime setting views. See Configuring Runtime Settings.

VTS

VuGen Virtual Table Server now supports the following:

  • SSL communication between the virtual user and the server. You configure the SSL keys on the VTS machine.

  • NTLM authentication for accessing the VTS table.

See Installing the Virtual Table Server (VTS) and the VTS documentation for more information.

Recording Summary Report The Recording Summary Report now supports IPv6. See Recording Summary Report.
GWT-DFE VuGen now supports parsing Client Fields with the GWT Data Format Extension. See Google Web Toolkit - Data Format Extension (GWT-DFE).
Performance improvements VuGen includes performance improvements, and many other general usability enhancements.

Controller and Analysis

JMeter
  • LoadRunner now supports Apache JMeter 3.3.
  • Support added for distributed (remote) testing for JMeter tests, enabling you to run the tests in server/node mode. See Using JMeter remote/distributed testing in the LoadRunner help center.
  • Data for JMeter active threads and transactions during a scenario run are now available in the standard Running Vusers and Transaction Monitor graphs. See Runtime and Transaction Monitoring in the LoadRunner help center.
Analysis graphs

Analysis includes the following new graphs:

  • Total Errors. See Total Errors Graph in the LoadRunner help center.

  • Total Passed Transactions. See Total Passed Transactions Graph in the LoadRunner help center.
HTML report The Analysis HTML report includes enhanced functionality and user interface. See HTML Reports in the LoadRunner help center.
Monitoring for UNIX LoadRunner now supports monitoring for UNIX machines using SSH. See How to Set up the UNIX Monitoring Environment in the LoadRunner help center.

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