What's new in LoadRunner Professional 2020

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The Micro Focus Performance Testing team is thrilled to announce our latest release to the line up, LoadRunner Professional 2020. But before we get into the juicy details, let me introduce you to the LoadRunner Family. 

The Micro Focus LoadRunner Family provides an industry leading, comprehensive portfolio of continuous load, stress and performance testing. Based on smart analytics and real-time insights, using real-world simulations, and integrating with open source and third-party tools, LoadRunner solutions deliver the application efficiency, endurance, and stability required to achieve quality and speed on an enterprise scale.

The new LoadRunner Family is comprised of three newly renamed Micro Focus products:

  • LoadRunner Professional. Formerly known as LoadRunner, LoadRunner Professional provides an on-premises solution for application performance and load testing that identifies the most likely cause of performance issues.
  • LoadRunner Enterprise. Previously called Performance Center, LoadRunner Enterprise provides increased efficiency and reduced cost through collaborative performance load testing.
  • LoadRunner Cloud. Formerly known as StormRunner Load, LoadRunner Cloud provides a scalable cloud-based mobile app, and website load-testing resources.

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A lot of work went into this. Many different teams and individuals contributed to the success of this release and I couldn't be more proud. See what the team delivered:



Highlights of 2020:

The Controller online monitor graphs component has been modernized, providing a more streamlined process for adding and customizing the Run tab graphs.


A new and modernized UI for the Analysis Summary Report

LR2020_TC.pngKey updates to TruClient:

  • Chrome 76 and Mozilla equivalent 65.0.3
  • Performance metrics now include client-side page parsing, as well as JavaScript execution time for DOMContentLoaded, DOM Interactive, and Page Load events.
  • New TruClient search bar



DevWeb (formerly TruWeb) is now a fully supported LoadRunner protocol in VuGen with many enhancements.



As part of this release, we also changed how we handle Enhancement Requests. LoadRunner Professional is now part of the ADM Idea Exchange. You can check out ideas other users have suggested, contribute your own and vote. To learn more, check out this blog post.

I encourage you to check out our details on this release in the details below. We look forward to you experiencing LoadRunner Professional 2020 and let us know what you think! 

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Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

Impressive. Soon, I will be publishing series of videos covering all new stuffs. The image in the post looks distorted, can you please publish high quality image. Thanks!

Captain Captain

Hi @cyrusm ,

We are currently using LR 12.62. Can we upgrade this to LR (2020) Professional? We are using both perpetual and VUD license, so would like to know the impact on the existing licenses.


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Cadet 3rd Class


Does anybody know how to obtain the license for LoadRunner 2020 community edition? It seems to be required by running LoadRunner Controller. I followed the guide for 12.60 and registered with the provided form. But the lic.dat did not work for this version.

Thank you.




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