Micro Focus Service Virtualization 5.4 has been released

  • KM03766063
  • 03-Dec-2020
  • 03-Dec-2020


Micro Focus Service Virtualization 5.4


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Micro Focus is announcing the release of

Product: Service Virtualization
Version: 5.4
Languages: English, French

The following  new key features are available with this version:

Service Virtualization 5.4 delivers numerous updates to existing SV product capabilities, focusing on ease of use, expanded technology support, enhancements to the SV Lab, and many other improvements.
Design, simulation and management enhancements
Design and Simulation Technology


  • XML and binary/text message payloads can now be used with Azure Service Bus (AMQP 1.0) and RabbitMQ. 
  • Learning XML namespace prefixes as default behavior to better replicate real message structure and minimize the amount of Virtual Services requiring modifications.
  • Added support for Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) pre-flight requests. CORS messages are now filtered out during learning and not included in the data model.
  • Improved validation of SAP agent configuration allowing quicker troubleshooting of parameters and connection issues. Simplified SAP agent maintenance by allowing restarts without a need to un-deploy SAP Virtual Services.

Management and Lab

  • Quickly create Virtual Services directly in SV management web UI and populate data model by importing sample messages or learning. This removes the need for SV Designer, allowing users to quickly and easily create mocks and data simulators without any extensive knowledge of how to design Virtual Services.
  • SV management interface now remembers Virtual Service filter settings, eliminating the need to configure a filter every time user accesses list of Virtual Services.
  • Included limited capacity of SV Lab Virtual Services for use as part of SV Server Enterprise license. All existing users of SV Server with Instance or Concurrent license can now start using SV Lab without a need to purchase additional Virtual Service licenses.
  • SV Server Statistics. Added long term persistence of SV Server level statistics into database and enabled export to external files for offline processing and reporting. Second details line goes here

SV Lab enhancements

Learning, Simulation, and Runtime enhancements

  • Improved incremental learning of VSL variables with COPY FROM/IGNORE and single occurrence IGNORE functions. Improved learning of long scenarios with UFT Mobile.
  • Improved stateless simulation precision, data matching and scenario selection based on incoming data (mainly used with data driving).
  • Enhanced SV Lab runtime with improved VSL compiler performance when running multiple SV Labs on one host;  added typed SV Client API exception when accessing standalone server; and expanded support for OpenJDK v8-13

Protocol updates for connectors

  • Enabled new messaging protocols into SV Lab and improved existing technologies
  • Added JMS and IBM WebSphere MQ messaging with XML, binary/text and JSON message payloads, enabled usage with Azure Service Bus
  • Added RabbitMQ messaging with XML, binary/text and JSON message payloads over queues or exchanges
  •  Added Kafka messaging with XML, binary/text and JSON message payloads
  • Added support for Azure Service Bus leveraging Apache Qpid
  • Updated MQTT with learning, multiple operations in service, path variables for wildcard subscriptions and mixed input/output messages, enabled XML, binary/text and JSON message payloads
  • Updated Bluetooth LE to support Android v9 and v10

Other improvements
SV Designer

  • Simplified SV Designer deployment and maintenance by adding in-process database for SV Designer. In-process database removes the need to setup and configure external database for SV Designer.
  • Unified SV Designer Enterprise trial and SV Designer Express distributions. Users of SV Express can now use SV Designer without limitations for the first 30 days after installation.

RedHat OpenShift

  • Added support for deployment of SV Server in Docker image with RedHat OpenShift 4.

Bug fixes and usability

  • Improved stability, performance and fixed issues in SV Designer, SV Server and SV Lab.

For more information, please check the Release Notes for this version (available from MySupport).


If you have an active support subscription for these products, please plan for downloading this version from the Software Licenses and Downloads Portal. To access these products in the Software Licenses and Downloads Portal, you will need to sign in with your Micro Focus credentials.


Our goal is to provide you with clear visibility into the support time-line of software products, enabling you to use this information to plan, test, and deploy new product versions. For more information, check our MySupport Software Product Lifecycle pages. Please take note of the end of support dates for the latest available version of this product:

Support time-line
Date Details
Dec, 30 2024 Committed Support Ends

Please note that all Service Virtualization customers with active support subscriptions are eligible to update to Service Virtualization version 5.4.