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"Error:Failed to Launch sed.exe" error when running the load test in Performance Center 9.10
This can happen in previous version of Performance Center as well (PC version 8.1.x and 9.0).
The exact Error message is as follows -
"Host:184.108.40.206,Error:Failed to Launch sed.exe"
Performance Center 9.10 host software includes GNU sed Version 2.05
When the java script has more than 1000 byte SOAP request that causes the STACK OVERFLOW in SED version 2.05
(C:WINNTsed.exe 1000) Exception: STATUS_STACK_OVERFLOW
(C:WINNTsed.exe 1000) Dumping stack trace to sed.exe.core
And this inturn causes "Error:Failed to Launch sed.exe" when trying to run the loadtest using the java script.
Install newer of GNU sed 4.1.5
With the new SED version (Installed and verfied with GNU sed version 4.1.5) the Actions.java file comipled it’s SED run and received no SED errors.
R&D has been notified for permanent fix to include latest sed version with Performance Center and LoadRunner in next release.