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Welcome to Loadrunner at hp.com

Greetings fellow LoadRunner Gurus! This is the introductory entry to the new LoadRunner @ hp.com blog, written by yours truly - Mark Tomlinson, the Product Manager for LoadRunner here at HP Software.

As you might be expecting a lengthy personal introduction for the first blog entry, I've decided to not deliver on that foolishly stereotypical initiation. Instead I'd like to start off here with a few opportunities to engage with you directly for the betterment of LoadRunner's future.

First, we are looking for a few good and challenging applications for LoadRunner to go after - as a our New Horizon research team are developing some very new exciting solutions for advanced client record and replay. If you got an application with any extreme architecture including:

  1. Web v2.0 or Rich Internet Applications on Java, .NET or Adobe
  2. Multi-multi-multi-protocol…like a mashed-up app with several backend systems
  3. Encoded/Serialized or Secured communication protocols
  4. Asynchronous, multi-threaded client(s) or data-push technologies
  5. Any combination or all of the above.

If you have a challenge for LoadRunner, we'd love to hear from you.

Second, we have a new release of LoadRunner coming soon and we are just getting our plans for the early-access beta program put together. If you're an existing customer and you're interested in getting into our formal beta program for LoadRunner drop us an email. We have an early-access program that does require your feedback, production usage and reference for the new release. We'd love to have your support for all that - but I certainly understand some folks just want to share some feedback on the new stuff. We need that also, if that's all you can do.

Lastly, I'd love to hear from you - so drop me an email (loadrunner at hp . com). What do you love about the product, what do you not like so much? What kinds of testing are you doing? What new applications are you being asked to test? How do you get your testing done? How do you generate meaning from the load test results? What is your favorite BBQ restaurant? Let me know your thoughts and feedback - the good, the bad, the ugly. I have been using LoadRunner for nearly 15 years - so I plan include your input into our strategy for moving forward with innovating our solutions. I will post back weekly with some Q&A, if you'd like to share the conversation with our community.

Again - all of these initiatives are really important to the future of LoadRunner. Your participation is encouraged and greatly appreciated!

Thanks - and again, welcome to the blog!

| ‎12-31-2008 09:04 AM

Hi Mark,

I'm not sure that you are the right person for technical questions, but I did not find any other emails.

if you are not please forward the Q to relevant support expert.

I'm from Comverse.

I have a technical question.

I'm using web_url function in WAP2 script and I need to get size of returned body. I can get the full response size, how to get size of Body?

I can see that value in replay log but I can't get this value in runtime.

e-mail: ronen.gurvits@comverse.com

thanks in advance

Ronen Gurvits.

Matt Seese | ‎01-06-2009 03:26 PM

Hi There - just stumbled across your blog.   I sure wish I had found it earlier last year.  We had big issues with performance testing an application with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), which led to scrapping the project and losing revenue.  Does the LoadRunner Product team have any plans to investigate a solution for MFA?

| ‎01-13-2009 05:22 AM

We have a few tasks for LoadRunner for our Payment Card Industry application which uses SSO(SiteMinder), WebLogic Portal, BPEL, Flux, Archiving & Oracle CMS. Our SLA's are very strict and we are trying to figure out how to test archiving, Flux Job scheduling, SFTP file transfer, file transmission to VISA/MasterCard, real-time data reception from the Payment Switch etc.

| ‎03-20-2009 03:16 PM

Hi Mark,

I used to use LoadRunner heavily.  Then moved to other tools and now it appears I may be moving back to the tool due to constrainst of other tools for the various applications we have moved to.  Many are Java based swing applications.  The company I am with at present is using the VU Gen Build 1471.  I have been able to configure most of the set up issues but one.   I have LoadRunner connecting and monitoring the events, but it will not record the events I put within. The error I get is "java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/sun/tools/javac.Main"  When I first started there were over two pages of issues and now I am down to just this one.  Any thoughts or suggestions?



| ‎03-25-2009 01:08 PM

Hello Mark,

Does LoadRunner handle VOIP Applications?




damies | ‎06-10-2009 06:07 AM

"If you have a challenge for LoadRunner, we'd love to hear from you. "

I have a challenge, hope it's not too late, I would love to see a stable version of the controller, or at least some diagnostics that can tell me why the controller stopped, instead of it just disappearing leaving me no clue as to why. An event in the windows event log at least would be useful.


| ‎06-24-2009 11:50 AM

I would like to use loadrunner in a  JCAPS & Oracle 9i integration  environment to generate huge data load

during performance test. How to do the same???

mat_villanueva | ‎09-15-2010 06:06 PM

Hi Mark,


1.)    We’re planning to simulate 1000 vusers for SAP system; do you guys have ideas on what specs or how many Loadrunner machines we need to cater all 1000 vusers for SAP?

2.)    I tried running a test using a single load generator for 150 vusers in SAP (LoadGen specs: 4GB RAM / 20GB Hard disk), what happen is when I hit 80 vusers suddenly all others vusers are getting failures (by this time, the memory utilization of the LoadGen is around 3GB), the common error I’m getting is ‘Abnormal termination, caused by mdrv process termination’. My question is do you think the error I’m getting is due to memory outage? If not, is there any other way I can prevent this from happening?


Your response will be very much appreciated



Mat Villanueva

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Mark Tomlinson is a software tester and test engineer. His career began in 1992 with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical trans...

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