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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How to set up a Load Test using LoadRunner?

The important thing to understand in executing such a load test is that the load is generated at a protocol level, by the load generators, that are running scripts that are developed with the VUGen tool. Transaction times derived from the VUGen scripts do not include processing time on the client PC, such as rendering (drawing parts of the screen) or execution of client side scripts such as JavaScript.The WinRunner PC(s) is utilized to measure end user experience response times. Most load tests would not employ a WinRunner PC to measure actual response times from the client perspective but is highly recommended where complex and variable processing is performed on the desktop after data has been delivered to the client.

The LoadRunner controller is capable of displaying real-time graphs of response times as well as other measures such as CPU utilization on each of the components behind the firewall. Internal measures from products such as Oracle, Websphere are also available for monitoring during test execution.
After completion of a test, the analysis engine can generate a number of graphs and correlations to help locate any performance bottlenecks.

In simplified load test, the controller communicates directly to a load generator that can communicate directly to the load balancer. No WinRunner PC is utilized to measure actual user experience. The collection of statistics from various components is simplified as there is no firewall between the controller and the web components being measured.

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