HP LoadRunner Readme File

Software Version: 12.02 Patch 2 (TruClient Native Mobile)

Publication Date: May 2015

This patch integrates LoadRunner's TruClient - Native Mobile protocol with HP Mobile Center version 1.1. This version of HP Mobile Center contains enhancements such as Mobile Web, In App for Android, CSRF, support for Network Virtualization 9.0 support, General object steps, Replace test object for step, and additional gestures. For full details, check out the HP Mobile Center Help. Install this patch over version 12.02 or 12.02 Patch 1.

Note: Multi-language (localization) is not supported for Mobile Center if you have installed Web Controller. It is not recommended to install this patch if you have previously installed Web Controller and a language pack. If you require multi-language support for Mobile Center, uninstall Web Controller and then install the patch.

A later edition of the version 12.02 Readme file may be available. For updates, check one of these locations: HP Live Network (HPLN) or the HP Software Manuals Web site.

This following sections provide information about LoadRunner 12.02, such as new features, system requirements, and known issues.

What's New in LoadRunner 12.02

Support for load generators on the cloud

New Web Controller (Preview version)

This release includes the new Web Controller. This newly-designed, browser-based Controller provides improved usability and high scalability. You can install it side-by-side with the desktop Controller (though they must be run separately).

Note that the 12.02 Web Controller is released in “tech preview” mode; this enables you to check out this new component and give us your feedback. Web Controller is not intended for production testing and is not officially supported by HP Support. If you encounter issues, or have feedback you would like to submit, please use LoadRunner Feedback (http://www.hp.com/go/lrfeedback).

Noise Testing

New noise testing capabilities, allowing you to run a simple noise test alongside standard Vuser scripts. The noise test performs basic load testing without an actual business process. For details, see Noise Generators in the LoadRunner documentation.

General VuGen enhancements

Protocol updates

VuGen usability improvements

OpenSSL upgrade

Controller enhancements

Analysis enhancements

Improvements in Virtual Table Server (VTS)

For details, see the Virtual Table Server documentation. This is available with the VTS installation under the DVD's Additional Components folder.

Integration with latest HP product versions

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

Improved documentation

What's New in LoadRunner 12.00 and 12.01

In addition, LoadRunner 12.02 also contains the enhancements added to LoadRunner 12.00 and 12.01, as described below.

Support for load generators on the cloud

Enhanced communication interface between Controller and load generators

Network and security manager

Enhancements for testing mobile applications

Improvements and added features in VuGen

Enhancements and added integrations for protocols

Analysis improvements

New supported technologies and platforms

External IDE integration/add-ins for LoadRunner scripts and applications

For details, see Additional Components in the LoadRunner documentation.

Improvements in Virtual Table Server (VTS)

For details, see the Virtual Table Server documentation. This is available with the VTS installation under the DVD's Additional Components folder.

Integration with latest HP product versions

Improved documentation

General enhancements

Community license bundle

Mobile license bundle

For a complete list of supported integrations and product versions, see the Software Support site at https://softwaresupport.hp.com/, or select Help > HP Software Support Online. Click the Support Matrix link, and search HP LoadRunner Support Matrices for the Product Availability Matrix for this version.

Installation and Configuration Information

For a complete list of supported integrations and product versions, see the Software Support site at https://softwaresupport.hp.com/, or select Help > HP Software Support Online. Click the Support Matrix link, and search HP LoadRunner Support Matrices for the Product Availability Matrix for this version.

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 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.

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 full version of LoadRunner, VuGen, and Analysis

The following table describes the system requirements for installing the full version of LoadRunner, VuGen standalone, or Analysis 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
1.6 GHZ or faster
Operating system
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
  • Windows 7 SP1 32 (supported) or 64-bit (recommended)
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 2 GB
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
Screen resolution
Minimum: 1024 x 768
Browser
Microsoft IE (Internet Explorer) 8, 9 , 10, or 11
(It is recommended to keep the default IE settings)
Available hard disk space
Minimum: 40 GB

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
1.6 GHZ or faster
Operating system
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
  • Windows 7 SP1 32 (supported) or 64-bit (recommended)
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 1 GB for Load Generator or 2GB for MI Listener
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
Screen resolution
Minimum: 1024 x 768
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 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)
Minimum: 1 GB
Recommended: 4GB or higher
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 5.8, 6.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit 5.8, 6.4
Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 64-bit 5.8 UEK, 6.4 UEK
Ubuntu Server
  • Ubuntu Server Linux 64-bit 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS
SUSE SLES (Linux Server Enterprise)
  • 64-bit version 11 SP2

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
  • gsoap 32-bit

rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'glibc\.(i686|i386)'

rpm -qa --qf ‘%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n’ | grep -E ‘gsoap.i686’

yum install <package_name>

yum install gsoap.i686

  • libstdc++.i686(Oralce Linux 6)
  • libstdc++.i686 (Redhat Linux 5, Oralce Linux 5)
  • libstdc++47.i686 (Amazon Linux)
rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'libstdc\+\+[0-9]*\.(i686|i386)'
  • ncurses-libs.i686 (needed by SecurityConsole)
  • ncurses.i386 (Redhat Linux 5)
rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n' | grep -E 'ncurses(-libs)?\.(i686|i386)'
Ubuntu Server
  • libc6-i386
  • lib32stdc++6
  • gsoap 32-bit
  • dpkg -l libc6-i386
  • dpkg -l lib32stdc++6
  • dpkg -l gsoap:i386

apt-get install <package_name>

apt-get install gsoap:i386

  • lib32ncurses5 (needed by SecurityConsole)
 
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 64-bit
  • lincurses5 32-bit
  • glibc 32bit
  • libstdc++6 32-bit
  • gsoap 32-bit
  • 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 'libstdc\+\+6-32bit'
  • rpm -qa --qf ‘%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n’ | grep -E ‘gsoap.*586’
  • zypper install libncurses5-32-bit

  • zypper install glibc-32-bit

  • zypper install libstdc++6-32-bit

    zypper install gsoap.i586

Installation for RedHat Linux with EPLIB

  1. Download the rpm file using the following command:

    - wget -e use_proxy=yes/no -e http_proxy=<proxy_name:port> <URL of the rpm file>

    For example, wget -e use_proxy=yes -e http_proxy=web-proxy.myserver.com:8080 http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm.

    Paths to rpm files for different versions can be found on the Internet. For example, https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel.

  2. Install the rpm using the following command:

    rpm -Uvh epel-<rpm file>

    For example, for RHEL 5.x: rpm -Uvh epel-release-5*.noarch.rpm

  3. Enter your proxy server information. Add the following line in the /etc/yum.conf file:

    proxy=<name_of_your_proxy>:<port_number>

  4. Determine the gsoap version you need using the following command:

    yum info gsoap

  5. Install gsoap using the command shown in the table, such as, – yum install gsoap.i686.

Installation for Oracle

For Oracle 5.8 64-bit and Oracle 6.4 64-bit installations:

  1. Retrieve the name of the version to install:

    yum info gsoap --disablerepo=yum_oracle*

  2. Install gsoap using the command shown in the table, yum install gsoap.<version_name> --disablerepo=yum_oracle*.

Installation for SUSE

For SUSE SLES11 SP2 x64: (the supported version), run the following commands:

  1. zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:cabelo:gsoap/SLE_11_SP2/home:cabelo:gsoap.repo
  2. zypper refresh
  3. zypper install gsoap-devel.i586

If you encounter a proxy issue, add a line with the proxy server details to the /etc/zypp/zypp.conf file:

proxy=<proxy_name>:<port_number>


System Requirements for Web Controller (Tech Preview)

The following table describes the system requirements for the Web Controller, released as a technical preview.

Requirement Value
Processor speed
1.6 GHZ or faster Dual Processors
Operating system
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit (recommended)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
  • Windows 7 64-bit (recommended)
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
Note: only supported on English language operating systems
Memory (RAM)
4 GB or higher
Screen resolution
Minimum : 1024 x 768
Maximum 1600 x 1050
DPI Setting: 100%
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 31+, Chrome 38+
Default Ports
(can be changed after installation)
8181, 3000, 300, 5700, 6600, 6700
Hard disk space
1 GB

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
LR Full -- No No No No No
VuGen Standalone No -- Yes No No No
Analysis Standalone No Yes -- No No No
Load Generator No No No -- No No
Monitor over Firewall No No No No -- No
MI Listener No No 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 12.02.

For additional limitations and workarounds, see the "Troubleshooting and Limitations" sections in the LoadRunner User Guide.

Installation

Windows

Linux

Coexistence with Unified Functional Testing (UFT)

Permissions

VuGen

Controller and General

Additional Components

The Protocol SDK and Secure Host Communication utility were removed from LoadRunner 12.02. The Network and Security Manager replaces the Secure Host utility.

New Web Controller

Non-English Operating Systems

Integrations

This section provides integration information about:

Data Format Extensions (DFE) Support

HP Performance Center

HP Service Virtualization

Additional Resources

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