To run Vusers, you need the appropriate licenses. These licenses must be installed on the computer on which the LoadRunner Controller (or Network Virtualization) is installed. You use the LoadRunner License Utility to manage your licenses.
The License Utility enables you to:
- View the details of licenses that are currently installed.
- Install additional licenses.
On the LoadRunner machine, select Start > All Programs > HP Software > HP LoadRunner > License > LoadRunner License Utility or from the Controller menu bar Help > LoadRunner License Utility.
Using the License Utility, you can install a new license by using either a license file or a license key.
The table below describes the LoadRunner License Utility UI elements:
|Host ID||Identifies the current machine computer on which the Controller or VuGen is installed. You may need to provide the Host ID when purchasing new licenses. To obtain new LoadRunner licenses, click the Contact HP to purchase a new license link at the bottom of the LoadRunner License Utility dialog box.|
|License Summary||Displays a list of the licenses that are installed on the computer. Click on any license in the table to display additional details about the license. The Vuser protocols included in the selected license box displays a list of the Vuser protocols that are included in the selected license.|
Indicates the status of the license.
By default, the License Summary table does not show invalid licenses. Select the Show invalid licenses check box to show invalid licenses.
Locked. Indicates that the license can be installed only on the computer on which it is currently installed – not on any other computer.
Unlocked. Indicates that the license can be installed on any computer.
Indicates the name of the Vuser protocol bundle to which the license applies. The license enables the Controller to run Vusers of any protocol that is included in the protocol bundle. To display a list of the Vuser protocols that are included in a bundle, click the license in the License Summary table. A list of the associated Vuser protocols is displayed at the bottom of the LoadRunner License Utility.
Beginning with LoadRunner version 12.00, The InstantOn license was replaced by the Community Bundle. See License Bundles Documentation in the HPLN LoadRunner File Repository.
In addition to any other bundle you may purchase, LoadRunner is delivered with the Community Bundle which includes:
Note: A Partner License icon that appears to the left of a license bundle indicates that the license is for a LoadRunner partner, and not for standard Vuser protocols. Partner licenses enable third-party applications to be controlled by the LoadRunner Controller.
Indicates the type of license:
|Expiration Date||Indicates the date and time when Time limited, Instant on, VUD, and Evaluation licenses expire.|
|Show invalid licenses||Select this check box to show invalid licenses in the list of LoadRunner licenses that are installed.|
|Vuser protocols included in the selected license||Displays the Vuser protocols that are included in the selected license.|
|Install New Licenses||Opens the New License dialog box which enables you to install new LoadRunner licenses. For details, see How to Install a New License.|