Recording via a Proxy - Overview
When using this option, the VuGen machine acts as a proxy server capturing all the traffic from the client machine to the target server. After the business process has been recorded VuGen creates a script.
The following diagram illustrates the basic workflow:
Considerations for Recording via a Proxy:
- Recording via a proxy is not available for all protocols. A partial list of the supported protocols is: Web - HTTP/HTML, Flex, Java over HTTP, Oracle NCA, and Oracle - Web.
- The client must allow proxy configurations, meaning, you must be able to specify the port and the address of the VuGen machine on the client device or machine.
- The client device or machine and the VuGen machine must be in the same network.
- Because VuGen is unable to bypass the browser's cache and history settings on the client machine, the client machine's browsing history must be deleted prior to recording the business process. This enables VuGen to accurately record your business process via a proxy.
If multiple target machines are present, the VuGen proxy can correctly forward data to the right target server according to the Host HTTP header.
You can configure the VuGen machine to establish a connection with your organization's internet proxy by selecting the Remote Application via LoadRunner proxy mode in the Start Recording dialog box.
For details, see Start Recording Dialog Box.