• What’s New in LoadRunner 12

    Posted on March 18, 2014 by Admin

    A brand spanking new version of LoadRunner is out, and Northway has the dirt! Buckle up, there is some cool stuff in this new version.
    New LoadRunner Licensing
    Probably one of the biggest changes to the product is HP’s new “Community License Bundle”. This replaces the old “Instant-on License” where LoadRunner would work with a minimum number of Vusers for a limited amount of time. This new bundle includes 50 Vusers for almost every protocol. It excludes Vusers for the GUI (UFT integration), COM/DCOM, and templa Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Testing 101: LoadRunner Scenario Design Approach

    Posted on June 4, 2013 by Admin

    This is the sixth installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. It’s for the beginner, but it is also for the experienced engineer to share with project team members when educating them on the basics as well. Project Managers, Server Team members, Business Analysts, and other roles can utilize this information as a guide to understanding performance testing process, the typical considerations, and how to get started when you have never embarked on such a journey.
    One key area of Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Center 11.0 Fixes in Version 11.5

    Posted on February 25, 2013 by Admin

    HP has released several notifications this week about fixes for Performance Center 11.0 that have been addressed in Performance Center 11.5:

    QCCR1J29087 – Migration Tool compatible issues with Oracle RAC
    QCCR1J29239 – Unable to replace successfully the default HTML report with a customized template.
    QCCR1J29380 – Scheduler timeout issues
    QCCR1J29861 – TS splitted for the second time and linked to a load test
    QCCR1J25487 –  Unable to publish a PC9.52 run to a trend report in PC11
    QCCR1J26080 – In PC11P04v2, error Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 11.51 Fix For Flex Snapshot Viewer

    Posted on February 15, 2013 by Admin

    HP has released knowledge base article KM00360438, which provides a patch to fix the snapshot viewer freezing with Flex scripts in LoadRunner Vugen. The problem usually occurs with the Step Navigator and viewing long responses in the response body.  Sometimes Vugen will appear to hang on this operation. A downloadable RAR file is available on the knowledge base article page. NOTE: This patch needs to be applied ON TOP of SP1.

    For more information, go to the HP Self-Support site (HP Passport credentials will be required) Read Entire Entry

  • HP Support KM00228735: PC 11.5 – Task ID Timeout Failure

    Posted on February 7, 2013 by Admin

    HP Support has released knowledge base article (KM00228735) to deal with Tasks that timeout on PC 11.5 and higher. The problem is encountered when a health check on a Host machine fails with the following error message
    “Failure Timeout: Task with ID <xxxx> has failed to finish during the expected time.”
    The task will be marked as a failed task.
    This is usually a problem with a service not running on the host, or having incorrect permissions on the host. First, check all the services to ensure they are running. Check for these Read Entire Entry

  • HP Support KM00354420: PC 11.5 – Test Run Failure

    Posted on February 6, 2013 by Admin

    HP Software has  released a knowledge base article (KM00354420) to deal with failed runs on a newly installed PC Host within Performance Center 11.5 and higher. Indications of this conditions are a failed status at the “Launch Controller” step when trying to execute a test. A message window will display the message:
    “Run test failed: Reason: Failed to launch Controller.”
    Checking System Health may also report this error on the problematic Host:
    “Check connectivity between the Controller and Load Generator”.
    The problem is generall Read Entire Entry

  • What’s New in HP ALM 11.5

    Posted on November 16, 2012 by Admin

    After the official release of HP ALM 11.5 (Application Lifecycle Management), previously known as HP Quality Center (QC), we detailed a step by step single server installation and noted the primary differences (relating to the installation) between version 11.0 and 11.5. The remainder of this article outlines a high level overview of the new features in ALM 11.5. You can also read HP’s official documentation on What’s New in HP ALM 11.5 (Application Lifecycle Management).
    ALM has been divided into four editions:  HP AL Read Entire Entry

  • Our HP Discover Presentation Is Now Online!

    Posted on July 6, 2012 by Admin

    For those of you who missed our presentation at HP Discover, we were able to get a recording of it from the audience perspective. We now have it online for you to watch at your convenience.
    Here is Part One:

    HP Discover Presentation Part 1 from Scott Moore on Vimeo.

    And here is Part Two:

    HP Discover Presentation Part 2 from Scott Moore on Vimeo.


      Read Entire Entry

  • HP LoadRunner 11.50 and HP Performance Center 11.50 Tutorials (Technical videos)

    Posted on July 3, 2012 by Admin

    From Silvia Siqueira –  Sr Product Marketing for HP LoadRunner

    After launching the new version of HP LoadRunner 11.5 and HP Performance Center 11.5, we are pleased to provide a list of great recorded tutorials that describe the new features and enhancements. See the list below for tutorial videos title and URLs:

    HP LoadRunner 11.50 – Tutorial: Web Async (HP Videos)
    HP LoadRunner 11.50 – Tutorial: GTW DFE (HP Videos)
    HP LoadRunner 11.50 – Tutorial: Flex protocol (HP Videos)
    HP LoadRunner 11.50 – Tutorial: Truclient Firef Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 11.5 VuGen – Why SharpDevelop?

    Posted on June 28, 2012 by Admin

    Many folks are probably wondering why HP decided to change the engine for VuGen to the SharpDevelop platform in LoadRunner 11.5. I recently posed this question to Shane Evans, the product  manager for LoadRunner:
    “There were a lot of reasons for the decision. We looked at Visual Studio and Eclipse as options, among others, but each had challenges. Eclipse would have been nice, [but] the whole Java thing was a deal breaker…The team was able to build in SharpDevelop in just 2 months…  We also had the experience of our Servic Read Entire Entry