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Question regarding how many controller licenses are needed

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Hi,

We have licenses for one controller and 500 VUsers. I also have 2 projects in ALM 11.52 configured for Performance Testing.

I have multiple PC hosts configured as LG but only one PC host as Controller.

 

Now I want to know if I can carry out performance runs in both my projects at the same time with my current setup. If not, what are my options?

 

a) Do I need 2 controller licenses to carry out two runs at the same time but have just one Controller machine?

b) Can I make do with just one license but configure 2 PC host machines as controllers?

c) Do I need 2 Controller licenses and 2 PC host machines configured as controllers?

 

Thanks in advance.

Bipin

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Re: Question regarding how many controller licenses are needed

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Hello Bipin

 

There are 3 ways the license works

1- Indicates how many vusers and which protocols you can run

2- how many total amount of concurrent vusers you can run

3-how many concurrent test you can run.

 

so, you can have 1000 controllers if you want to, but if your concurrent test is only 1, then you can only run 1 test at the same time, so specifically for your test, if your vusers gives you only 500 vusers then you also need to know if your concurrent test is for 2, it that is so then you also need to verify how many concurrent vusers you can run, if you have the 500 then you can run 250 vusers of each project at the same time.  Now, lets think your project A is for web protocol and your project B is for RDP, lets think also you have both bundles and 500 vusers each, so to run this you will need to have 1000 global vusers and 2 concurrent test.

 

Hope this clarifies.

 

 

Eddy Segura

HP LR/PC Support

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Performance Center:
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hope this clarifies.

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Re: Question regarding how many controller licenses are needed

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Hello Bipin

 

There are 3 ways the license works

1- Indicates how many vusers and which protocols you can run

2- how many total amount of concurrent vusers you can run

3-how many concurrent test you can run.

 

so, you can have 1000 controllers if you want to, but if your concurrent test is only 1, then you can only run 1 test at the same time, so specifically for your test, if your vusers gives you only 500 vusers then you also need to know if your concurrent test is for 2, it that is so then you also need to verify how many concurrent vusers you can run, if you have the 500 then you can run 250 vusers of each project at the same time.  Now, lets think your project A is for web protocol and your project B is for RDP, lets think also you have both bundles and 500 vusers each, so to run this you will need to have 1000 global vusers and 2 concurrent test.

 

Hope this clarifies.

 

 

Eddy Segura

HP LR/PC Support

If you are customer you can try posting on our internal forums for more personalized support.

LoadRunner:
http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/LoadRunner-Support-Customer/bd-p/loadrunner-support-customer-forum

Performance Center:
http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Performance-Center-Support/bd-p/performance-center-support-customer

How to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ChlysWupWM

If you find that this or any post resolves your issue, please be sure to mark it as an accepted solution.

 

hope this clarifies.

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Re: Question regarding how many controller licenses are needed

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Thank you for explaining it clearly.

I have one more question - If I do have license for 2 Concurrent runs, do I still need 2 machines configured as Controller or Can I simultaneously run from my 2 projects sharing the same controller machine?
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Re: Question regarding how many controller licenses are needed

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Hi Bipin,

 

You need 2 machines configured as Controllers to execute 2 Concurrent runs.

 

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Re: Question regarding how many controller licenses are needed

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Thanks again for the quick response. Marking the thread as resolved.
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