Micro Focus LoadRunner has long been the industry standard and leading solution for performance testing solution with LoadRunner (for On-Premise), Performance Center (for Enterprise) and StormRunner Load (For Cloud). As we move into 2020, Micro Focus has standardised their solutions under the LoadRunner banner and re-architected some of the solutions. Meet the new family:
|LoadRunner Professional which was earlier called LoadRunner. An On-Premise solution for small teams conducting performance tests.|
|LoadRunner Enterprise which was earlier called Performance Center. Primarily aimed at enterprise deployments for multiple performance tests to be done in collaboration.|
|LoadRunner Cloud which was earlier called StormRunner Load. A cloud based scalable solution for performance testing.|
DevWeb renamed from TruWeb is now a fully supported Vugen Protocol.
Feature Highlights for 2020
LoadRunner Professional 2020
- Improved Protocol support in DevWeb, TruClient, Web Services and SAP – Web
- Modernized Controller Online Graphs
LoadRunner Enterprise 2020
- Support for Elastic Cloud based load generators
- SSO Authentication
- ALM Database decoupling
LoadRunner Cloud 2019.12
- New analysis module enhancements
- Pause scheduling during a load test run
- Goal oriented mode enhancements
- Support for DevWeb scripts
- Automatic syncs of GIT scripts
- Enhanced Azure DevOps integration
- New public API operations
With the LoadRunner Cloud team embracing a continuous delivery approach the version number will be named based on the year and month that the update is delivered. This version release is 2019.12 (December 2019). With planned quarterly product updates and releases, the next update is expected on 2020.02 (February 2020).
The latest release adds features to the runtime view for the tests and improving the DevOps integration while also formalising DevWeb (earlier known as TruWeb) as a supported protocol.
A brief summary is provided below:
A few of the most interesting and visual changes are
- Transaction response time breakdown metrics are now available in the real-time dashboards
- Azure DevOps Integration
LoadRunner Cloud now integrates into your Azure DevOps pipelines and provides summary report for quick view while a detailed report is also available to analyze. When using the LoadRunner Cloud integration with Azure DevOps, upon completion of a task you can view a new artifact that is published on the Summary tab and a brief report on the LoadRunner Cloud tab.
JDS consultants have more than 15+ years of experience working with LoadRunner, and Platinum partners of Micro Focus in Australia. Added to our strong experience in DevOps lifecycle management, JDS has the edge when it comes to performance testing that is unmatched by other performance testers. If you are in the process of introducing a new system or application, make sure you schedule a performance test with JDS.