StormRunner Load 3.1: Extending the DevOps capabilities

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With the added support of Jenkins Pipeline and the introduced enhancements to the public APIs, the latest release of Micro Focus StormRunner Load, version 3.1, extends the tool’s DevOps capabilities. A script base plugin, the Jenkins Pipeline is an alternative to the instrumental GUI Jenkins plugin and it gives developer and testers a more flexible way to control and integrate a performance test job into their pipeline. Using Pipeline scripts, you can now automate and mange tests in StormRunner Load as well as fetch back post-performance test results, while with the latest enhancements to StormRunner Load’s APIs, you get several options to download the test reports, namely in CSV, PDF or Word formats.

Our efforts to keep StormRunner Load simple, yet full of features and capabilities, are (and will be) endless, therefore as of this version you can:

  • Disable a script in a test – check the box and disable a script if you don’t want it included in a particular test. When the script is needed in future load tests, simply uncheck and run your tests
  • Labels in Load Tests and in Results – you can now add and assign labels to tests and allow easy search and access to particular load tests and test results. Label your tests as you wish- per project, per user, per protocol...
  • Add notes to Test Results – add your notes to test results to refresh the memory when needed or for quick summary should anyone would be peeking into the tests reports

We continue to build the next-gen Analysis module, so with the Online Analysis you can look at graphs while the tests are running. In the navigation tree, you can now select a measurement to be highlighted on a graph for better correlation, and vice versa- you can click on graph and see the measurement displayed to the left. In addition, you can define Data Points for custom measurements- number of requests to a particular server, for example. The data you want to look at should be added as a function in the script, and StormRunner Load will display it in the graphs.

The maximum number of VUsers per On-premises load generators (OPLGs) varies due to many factors- such as hardware spec, scripts intensiveness, operating system, and so on. We are now introducing enhanced configuration for the OPLGs so you can control your own settings and define the maximum number of VUsers per protocol for each OPLG.

And saving the best for last- we are introducing TruWeb (in technical preview), a novice scripting solution. TruWeb uses a brand new JavaScript SDK and engine that focuses on the HTTP (transport) level and can be used on any platform and across any IDE. Developers can use TruWeb for scripting and executing a unit load test as part of their Continuous Testing practice, yet also use the script in StormRunner Load to scale their tests for up to 5M VUsers or as needed.

This is it for StormRunner Load version 3.1 in a nutshell. As always- to the next release. And if you have only been hearing about StormRunner Load and have never tried it- it’s never too late to start with a free, 30-day trial {link to trial} 

The StormRunner Load team

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Honored Contributor.. Naveen_KumarN Honored Contributor..
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No trial link added for StormRunner Load 🙂

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