Is there a Roadmap available for Loadrunner? (I can't find anything online about it).
I.E. If we are going to upgrade from LR 12.01 in the next while, should we wait for 12.51, or 13?
In this case keeping present the goal for a possible upgrade LR 12.5 has new features, appied fixes and new features with a stable and robust version of the product.
Here are some of those details:
TruClient record and replay is now supported in Chromium, enabling cross-browser capabilities such as the ability to record in one browser and replay in another (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chromium browsers).
For details about these highlights, see the sections below and their associated links.
New supported technologies and platforms
Improved HP Network Virtualization integration
Ability to define virtual locations for all protocols. For details, see the Product Availability Matrix.
For more details about the Network Virtualization features, see the Network Virtualization Integration section in the LoadRunner help.
HP NV Analytics
For details, see the Network Virtualization (NV) Analytics Report section in the LoadRunner help.
Web - HTTP/HTML:
Ability to create Vuser Script from HTTP Archive (HAR) files. For details, see Analyzing Traffic in the LoadRunner help.
Support for 64-bit recording in Google Chrome.
Ability to set default SSL level in Runtime settings. For details, see the Preferences View - Internet Protocol in the Runtime settings
Correlation settings enhancements, with improvements to the TestPad dialog box and ability to exclude content types through the user interface. For details, see Correlations > Configuration Recording Options in the LoadRunner help.
Automatic password hiding within script code. For details, see HTTP Properties > Advanced Recording Options in the LoadRunner help.
Recording alerts, issuing warnings to indicate that SSL is not being recorded.
New protocol, TruClient - Web, allows cross-record and replay between Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chromium browsers. A script recorded with one browser, can be replayed in another browser. For details, see Develop TruClient Scripts in the LoadRunner help.
Enhancements to the user interface:
Support for XenApp with App-V.
Ability to override recorded synchronization area by specifying exact values for top-left point, width, and height of the synchronization area. For details, see Snapshot Pane in the LoadRunner help.
Ability to synchronize when launching the Citrix agent. For details, see ctrx_wait_for_event in the LoadRunner Function Reference.
Citrix documentation improvements with additional tips and guidelines. For details, see Citrix Recording Tips in the LoadRunner help.
Support for Async and Await modifiers for asynchronous programming. For details, see Asynchronous Calls in the LoadRunner help.
The filter manager is now a dockable pane, accessible from the View menu. For details, see .Net Recording Filter Pane in the LoadRunner help.
You can manage a method's inclusion or exclusion from the VuGen editor's context menu. For details, see Guidelines for Setting .NET Filters in the LoadRunner help.
Web Services: Ability to create Vuser script from Fiddler .saz files. For details, see How to Create a Script by Analyzing Traffic in the LoadRunner help.
Support for RTMP over SSL (RTMPS). For details, see RTMP/RTMPT Streaming in the LoadRunner help.
Ability to insert a text check from the Recording toolbar. For details, see Floating Recording Toolbar in the LoadRunner help.
RDP: Session management improvements, with ability to resume unclosed sessions and terminate sessions at the end of a replay. For details, see the field descriptions in the RDP > Advanced view in the Runtime settings.
POP3, SMTP, IMAP: When recording a login step in which an IP address was specified, the script saves the IP address instead of the host name. For details, see Mailing Service Protocols Overview in the LoadRunner help.
RTE: New explicit disconnect API command. For details, see the TE_disconnect in the LoadRunner Function Reference.
SAP - Web, Siebel - Web: Support for remote and local proxy recording. For details, see Recording via a Proxy- Overview in the LoadRunner help.
Java over HTTP: Support for DFE extensions (with the exception of GWT).
Windows Sockets: Support for SSL. For details, see lrs_start_ssl in the LoadRunner Function Reference.
VuGen replay summary improvements
Improved replay statistics details and ability to view results for script actions.
Export replay statistics to PDF.
Link to Network Virtualization Analytics reports for Web-based and TruClient protocols.
For details, see the Replay Summary Pane in the LoadRunner help.
VuGen general usability improvements
Ability to edit and save all file types in VuGen code editor. For details, see the Editor Pane in the LoadRunner help.
Load generator improvements
Docker installation for Linux load generators. For details, see the LoadRunner Installation Guide.
Increased documentation accessibility
The LoadRunner Help Center is now available on the Web, providing easier access and more up-to-date user assistance. You can switch between the online and local Help Centers through a selection button in the user interface.
Integrations with latest HP product versions
HP Mobile Center:
HP Service Virtualization:
Integration with HP Service Virtualization version 3.70.
For more details about the supported integrations for LoadRunner, see the HP Software Integration Support Matrices.
For details about the supported versions, see the Product Availability Matrix.
LR 12.5 end of support will be on March, 31st, 2018.
Thanks for above.
What I will be asked by my client is that if we invest in doing a POC on all our scripts in all our systems (about 40/50 complex scripts); then upgrade all our machines, will we need to do it in a few months again to be on the latest.
It's has been generally a year and a half between 11.0, 11.5, 12.0, 12.5 releases, so following that trend would 13 be aimed to be released early next year? or is there set release schedules?