HPE LoadRunner Readme File

Software Version: 12.50

 

Publication date: August 9, 2015

You can view the most recent LoadRunner help on the Web at http://lrhelp.saas.hp.com/en/12.50/help/.

This file provides information about LoadRunner 12.50, such as new features, system requirements, and known issues.

What's New in LoadRunner 12.50

For information about the features in previous versions, click the following links.

Highlights

For details about these highlights, see the sections below and their associated links.

New supported technologies and platforms

Improved HP Network Virtualization integration

For more details about the Network Virtualization features, see the Network Virtualization Integration section in the LoadRunner help.

HP NV Analytics

For details, see the Network Virtualization (NV) Analytics Report section in the LoadRunner help.

Protocol enhancements

VuGen replay summary improvements

For details, see the Replay Summary Pane in the LoadRunner help.

VuGen general usability improvements

Analysis improvements

Security enhancements

Load generator improvements

Increased documentation accessibility

The LoadRunner Help Center is now available on the Web, providing easier access and more up-to-date user assistance. You can switch between the online and local Help Centers through a selection button in the user interface.

Integrations with latest HP product versions

For more details about the supported integrations for LoadRunner, see the HP Software Integration Support Matrices.

For details about the supported versions, see the Product Availability Matrix.

Installation and Configuration Information

Permission Requirements

The Installation process, for all components, requires a full administrator account (root account for Linux systems) for all operating systems.

After installation, all of the LoadRunner applications and components can run under a standard user account (an administrator account is not required), with UAC and DEP enabled. For limitations relating to user permissions for specific features and components, see Permissions and Controller and General limitations below.

Note: If you install HP Network Virtualization as part of the LoadRunner installation, you may need to restart the machine after setup.

Language Packs

To install a language pack, at the completion of the LoadRunner installation, run the language pack setup from the LoadRunner DVD lrunner/<language_name> folder.

System Requirements

The following sections provide the system requirements:

System Requirements for LoadRunner or VuGen, Analysis, and TruClient Standalones

The following table describes the system requirements for installing the full version of LoadRunner, VuGen standalone, Analysis standalone, and TruClient standalone. Memory and CPU requirements vary per protocol and system under test.

Note: Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 can only be used in conjunction with Internet Explorer 11; earlier versions cannot be installed.

Requirement Value
Processor speed
Dual-Core 2.2 GHZ or faster
Operating system
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit (recommended)
  • Windows 7 SP1 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit (recommended)
Memory (RAM)
Recommended: 8 GB
Screen resolution
Minimum: 1366x768
Browser
Microsoft IE (Internet Explorer) 9, 10, or 11
(It is recommended to keep the default IE settings)
Available hard disk space
Minimum: 50 GB

System Requirements for Load Generators Running TruClient Vusers

The following table describes the system requirements for load generator machines running TruClient Vusers.

Requirement Value
Processor speed

8 cores 2.2 GHz each or faster

Memory (RAM)
16 GB or higher

System Requirements for Load Generators and MI Listener on Windows machines

The following table describes the system requirements for installing a load generator or MI Listener on a Windows machine. Memory and CPU requirements vary per protocol and system under test.

Note: Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 can only be used in conjunction with Internet Explorer 11—earlier versions cannot be installed.

Requirement Value
Processor speed
Dual-Core 2.2 GHZ or faster
Operating system
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit (recommended especially for TruClient Vusers)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit (recommended)
  • Windows 7 SP1 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
Memory (RAM)
Recommended: 8 GB
Screen resolution
Minimum: 1366x768
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11
Available hard disk space
Minimum: 40 GB

System Requirements for Load Generators on Linux machines

The following table lists the system requirements for installing a load generator on a Linux machine. Memory and CPU requirements vary per protocol and system under test.

Requirement Value
Processor speed
1.6 GHZ or faster
Memory (RAM)
Recommended: 4GB
Available hard disk space
Minimum: 500 MB

Supported Linux distributions

The following table lists the Linux distributions on which you can install a load generator on a Linux machine.

Distribution Version

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 32-bit 6.5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit 6.5, 7
Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 64-bit 6.5 UEK, 7
Ubuntu Server
  • Ubuntu Server Linux 64-bit 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS
SUSE SLES (Linux Server Enterprise)
  • 64-bit version 11.3 (SP3)

Note: Load generators support all X Servers.

Prerequisite packages for 64-bit installations

The following table lists the packages that must be installed on Linux machines before installing the 64-bit version of a load generator. See the sections below this table for more details about installing the packages.

Distribution

Prerequisites

How to check if it is installed How to install

Red Hat family including Oracle Linux

  • glibc.i686
  • glib2.i686
  • keyutils-libs.i686
  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'glibc\.(i686|i386)'
  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'glib2\.(i686|i386)'
  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'keyutils-libs\.(i686|i386)'
  • yum install <package_name>
  • yum install keyutils-libs.i686

    Note: If your machine already has glib 64-bit (such as OEL7), make sure to update it to the latest version to avoid conflicts before installing glib2 32- bit.

  • libstdc++.i686(Oralce Linux 6)
  • libstdc++47.i686 (Amazon Linux)
  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'libstdc\+\+[0-9]*\.(i686|i386)'
  • ncurses-libs.i686 (required by SecurityConsole)
  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'ncurses(-libs)?\.(i686|i386)'
Ubuntu Server
  • libc6-i386
  • libglib2.0-0
  • lib32stdc++6
  • libkeyutils1:i386
  • dpkg -l libc6-i386
  • dpkg -l libglib2.0-0
  • dpkg -l lib32stdc++6
  • dpkg -l libkeyutils1:i386
  • apt-get install <package_name>
  • apt-get install libkeyutils1:i386

  • lib32ncurses5 (required by SecurityConsole)
 
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 64-bit
  • lincurses5 32-bit
  • glibc 32-bit
  • libglib-2_0-0-32bit

  • libstdc++6 32-bit
  • keyutils-libs-32bit

  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'ncurses[0-9]*-32bit'
  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'glibc-32bit'
  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'libglib-2_0-0-32bit'

  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'libstdc\+\+6-32bit'
  • rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'keyutils-libs-32bit'

  • zypper install libncurses5-32-bit
  • zypper install glibc-32-bit
  • zypper install libglib-2_0-0-32bit
  • zypper install libstdc++6-32-bit
  • zypper install libkeyutils1-32bit

LoadRunner component coexistence matrix

The following table describes which LoadRunner products can coexist on the same machine:

First Installation /
Second Installation
LoadRunner Full VuGen Standalone Analysis Standalone Load Generator Monitor Over Firewall MI Listener TruClient Standalone
LR Full -- No No No No No No
VuGen Standalone No -- Yes No No No No
Analysis Standalone No Yes -- No No No Yes
Load Generator No No No -- No No No
Monitor over Firewall No No No No -- No No
MI Listener No No No No No -- No
TruClient Standalone No No Yes No No No --

Additional Installations and Upgrades

Virtual Table Server (VTS)

If you have an older version of VTS, uninstall it and reinstall the latest version from the Additional Components folder on the DVD.

Notes and Limitations

This section includes pre-installation notes, issues, and workarounds for LoadRunner version 12.50.

For additional limitations and workarounds, see the "Troubleshooting and Limitations" sections in the online help.

Installation

Windows

Linux

Coexistence with Unified Functional Testing (UFT)

Permissions

Help and PDFs

VuGen

TruClient

Controller and General

McAfee Compatibility Issues

Non-English Operating Systems

Integrations

This section provides integration information about:

HP Performance Center

HP Service Virtualization

Deprecated Features

This section provides information about features that are currently deprecated or will be deprecated in future versions of LoadRunner.

HP Performance Center

Additional Resources

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In addition, follow these links to learn more about LoadRunner and other HP products.

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