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Announcing the release of LoadRunner, Performance Center and Network Virtualization 12.53

Announcing the release of LoadRunner, Performance Center and Network Virtualization 12.53

GaspareMarino

The modern reality of digital transformation demands that companies deliver applications faster—all without sacrificing quality and performance. User experience is king, and enterprise IT teams need the right tools to deliver applications with confidence so they will perform and scale in production. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a recognized leader in the performance testing space, and with every new software release, we continue to solidify our position as a forerunner and innovator. This is accomplished by providing support for the latest digital technologies, delivery methods and standards.

Today we are thrilled to announce the launch of LoadRunner, Performance Center and Network Virtualization for LRPC software (v. 12.53). The new product version is packed with features to support testing in Agile and DevOps environments. You can interface with popular third-party solutions, and improve usability and efficiency of performance testing. These capabilities help enterprises accelerate their time-to-market and increase productivity.

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Digital Transformation Fuels Innovation in Performance Testing

New technologies are emerging daily and are changing the way people and business customers consume content. Web sites are offering more media streaming than ever before and HPE’s LoadRunner and Performance Center v12.53 brings full support for audio and video streaming testing. This enables new capabilities for recording and replaying web HTTP/HTML and mobile scripts as well as new streaming metrics to help identify potential performance bottlenecks.

Digital technologies don’t stand still, and testing tools must continuously adapt to new protocols and environments. Version 12.53 includes a new protocol for supporting an additional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. Teradici has partnered with HPE to provide their PCoIP (PC over IP) protocol for LoadRunner and Performance Center. Tests can now be generated for a variety of PCoIP configurations including:Digital technologies.jpg

  • Cloud or in-house
  • Bare metal or virtual machine deployments
  • Hybrid environments

 

 

 

Time to Market Pressures Dictate the Need to Simplify Testing

Modern application delivery methods such as Agile and DevOps are now mainstream. Analysts are tracking their adoption and making recommendations to enterprises on how to make the necessary cultural and process changes to achieve better customer experience while moving at the speed of business. This shift demands a new level of agility for the performance testing teams—and LoadRunner and Performance Center are keeping up with the need to simplify script and test creation process. Version 12.50 of LoadRunner and Performance Center introduced support for building scripts in native JavaScript in the VuGen, and version 12.53 includes additional features that make load testing easier.VuGen git integration.png

  • VuGen integration with Git – One of the leading source control management solutions
  • TruClient updates—Including support for new browser versions, enhanced object identification capability and new client-side metrics for TruClient scripts

 

Having the right information about application performance and possible root cause of problems can help significantly accelerate the testing process. Version 12.53 delivers several new analytical features and reports, including:

  • Performance Center Usage and Admin Reports enhancements—Including intuitive web interface for viewing the Admin Dashboard and the ability to view and analyze data across projects.
  • Performance Center’s Usage Reports updates—with an easy-to-read format
  • Network Virtualization enhanced reports for LoadRunner and Performance Center—with the ability to analyze and compare application behavior over various network conditions

 

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Including network conditions in your test for more accurate results: enhanced integration, better Insights

With HPE Network Virtualization capabilities, testers incorporate network factors into the lab environment and design tests with various network conditions. These networks conditions issues include high latency or those of a mobile user over 3G with a specific carrier. These impairments are applied to the network connections between the application and virtual users, creating a virtual network topology that emulates the production network.

Performance analysis of the transactions with these impairments identifies which components of the application and infrastructure are sensitive to network factors. The development team can then optimize application performance and determine the best deployment configuration.

This approach enables the testing of an entire business process using varied performance characteristics, such as peak load with high network latency, or a mixed scenario with both mobile and landline users.

Today with the new version 12.53, we are expanding the robust analytic capabilities in HPE Network Virtualization providing a better insight in deep-dive root cause analysis of performance bottlenecks:

  • NV Insights in Load Testing: run an aggregated report from LR/PC controller.
  • Added by NV Location graphs: online graphs in LR/PC controller and breakdown graphs in LR Analysis tool.
  • Enhanced and new NV Insights reporting capabilities: baseline Virtual User for benchmarking, script level transactions TRT with multi locations, resource level optimization, etc.

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Continuous Integration and Testing Practices Help Enterprises Deliver Higher Quality Applications

Continuous integration, delivery and testing are not rigid methodologies. They are a set of cultural and practical changes that organizations choose to adopt to accelerate delivery of their products and services. LoadRunner and Performance Center continue to introduce new features and integrations to incorporate load and performance testing into Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing practices.

  • Version 12.53 introduces additional usability enhancements to Performance Application Lifecycle (PAL) 2.0 to enable teams to compare performance test results to real production data gathered from HPE Application Performance Monitoring products, Google Analytics, WebTrends, and IIS logs in order to create more realistic load test scenarios.
  • Performance Center 12.53 features strengthened integration with Jenkins, and now includes Trending – a feature to track changes between different load test runs. Trending information can now be viewed directly within Jenkins, giving you the metrics you need sooner without logging on to Performance Center.

Version 12.53 also includes a multitude of other changes and enhancements to VUGen and TruClient as well as additional protocol support. You can find a complete list of features here:

HPE LoadRunner / Network Virtualization - What is new 12.53

HP Performance Center general availability will be in few days.

Stay tuned for more release announcements from Hewlett Packard Enterprise later this month.

More information:

Download LoadRunner version 12.53 –try it today

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About the Author

GaspareMarino

Gaspare Marino is the WW Product Marketing Manager for HPE LoadRunner and HPE Performance Center. He currently works with customers to facilitate the creation and management of a Performance Engineering Center of Excellence (PCoE).

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Where is Performance Center 12.53 downloads, documents , we found the PC 12.50 

 

HPE Blogger

Hi, the 12.53 binaries are under the 12.50 ones.

HPE Blogger

Hi rajendra Pra,

you can download here the LR 12.53 Community Edition:

https://saas.hpe.com/en-us/download/loadrunner

 

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