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Load runner 12.02 to Performance Center upgradation

Hi Experts,
Hope you are doing good. Currently, We are using Load runner 12.02 version , ALM 12.02 and would like to upgrade to LR 12.02 to Performance Centre latest stable version?

1 Load controller server [WINDOWS 2008 R2 64 bit SP1] and 4 LG servers [WINDOWS 2008 R2 64 bit SP1].

Please suggest the check list and stable Performance centre version to avoid any potential issues.

Q1) Are there any issues reported for 12.53 since it is a new release? Which is efficient patch # for 12.53?
Q2) Are there any unsolved issues reported for 12.53 since it was released? Which is efficient patch # for 12.53?
Q3) What are the additions and eliminations done in 12.02 to Performane Center 12.53
Q4) What are the steps we have to follow for upgrading Load runner 12.02 to (performance center 12.52/53)?
Q5) Did anyone face challenges while upgrading from Load runner 12.02 to PC 12.52/53. Is it documented anywhere by Vendor for reference ?
Q6) What are the pre-requisites (database backup/admin access to repositories etc ) we have to follow before performing this version upgrade of LR 12.02 to 12.52/53?
Q7) Where from we have to download the new version software’s and patches? will vendor provide appropriate software after studying our Infrastructure?
Q8) Will the Version upgrade from LR 12.02 to [ 12.52 OR 12.53 ] affect the ALM 12.02/ Performance Center/ Load Runner Licenses?
Q9) Should we request for Licenses for ALM/PC after the Upgrade?
Q10) Will the old scripts present in LR 12.02 get executed on PC 12.52/53 OR do we need to upgrade all the LR 12.02 scripts to 12.52/53?
Q11) Should we use any upgrade tools like QTP Asset Upgrade Tool for Upgrading Scripts from One Version to another?
Q12) Which Patch Level # is most efficient/recommended by vendor for LR 12.02 and PC 12.52?
Q13) Should we upgrade IE on client / server or is it not needed. Currently we are on IE9 & 10?
Q14) After Upgrade should we inform users to install any pre-requisites before accessing this new PC 12.52/53 release URL ?
Q15) Is there a mechanism where we can load all the client side perquisites in one location of PC site, so that all users can download from that location onto their client machines by accessing PC application?

Please share your valuable thoughts from your past experiences on this version upgrade.

Your help/guidance is appreciated.

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Re: Load runner 12.02 to Performance Center upgradation


It was a quite an extensive list of questions, I do not think that anyone int the forum will have the time to answer them all.
But I can give my main thoughts about it.

First of all I would reccomend you to read the readme and the Intallation manual of Performance Center. A lot of the questions are answered there. Also you need to setup a test/proof of concept environment and do all installations there first. You will need at least 1 ALM server, 1 PC Server, 2 PC hosts (controller+LG) and 1 Database server. Here you also need to do the configuring needed, like https/ ldap-connections/backup/firewalls ...

Also notice PC 12.53 requires a ALM12.53 installation. My reccomendation is to keep our existing ALM and have a separate for Performance Center. In this way you will not be dependent if anyone wants to upgrade. PC/LR users are more eager than ALM users. The only thing it will cost is one additional server.

Q4 Read the inastallation manual, but in short
   * install ALM12.53
   * Install performance center server
   * Install the performance center hosts
   * install client sw, Vugen and Analysis

Q6. From version 12.5x Sql server 2008 is not supported anymore. Will need at least SQL server 2012.

Q7. You will have to have an active support agreement with HP (SAID). Then all (HP)software will be able to download from the support-site.

Q8/Q9. Yes, Performance Center will need another license than LoadRunner. The free 50 vUsers from community edition will be provided in the installation.

Q10. This depends/needs to be checked in the test/POC environment. Simple scripts like Web/HTTP-Html usually works without converting. TruClient WILL need conversion

Q13. IE 9 is not supported and will need to be updated.

Q15. The installationfiles for Analysis and Vugen can be added to the server and then be downloade from there.

Link to the PC-documentation online


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Re: Load runner 12.02 to Performance Center upgradation


Adding answers for other questions:

Q1)-  Latest patches: ALM12.53 patch01 , PC12.53 patch 1 , LR12.53 patch 3

Q3) - Please review the following link for each LR version What’s new: http://lrhelp.saas.hpe.com/en/12.53/dat/Patch3Readme.htm#What's

Q5) You have to install PC12.53 , upload your Vugen scripts , create your load tests within PC projects (scenarios) and run it form PC.

Q7) Below please find the current installations/downloads list:


Installation type / version

Installation’s download


ALM  12.53 patch01 (Windows)



PC 12.53 GA (Server & Hosts)

See also:  https://softwaresupport.hp.com/group/softwaresupport/search-result/-/facetsearch/document/KM02354255

1.       http://www.hpe.com/software/updates

2.       Select performance Center 12.50 (under Performance Center products),Click on "Get software updates“

3.       Select "HP Performance Center 12.50 English Software E-Media" and click "Get Software“

4.       Select the relevant Performance Center 12.53 package in the "Downloads" pane and click "Download.


PC 12.53 Patch01



LR 12.53 GA


Same as for PC12.53 GA , just select Load Runner , See KM02320462


LR 12.53 Patch03

·         LR Full: https://softwaresupport.hpe.com/group/softwaresupport/search-result/-/facetsearch/document/LID/LR_03636

·         LR LG: https://softwaresupport.hpe.com/group/softwaresupport/search-result/-/facetsearch/document/LID/LRLG_00128

·         LR VuGen:  https://softwaresupport.hpe.com/group/softwaresupport/search-result/-/facetsearch/document/LID/LRVUG_00211


Q14) Users should use the supported browsers as documented in the system requirements for ALM/PC12.53.

There are no special pre-requisites to use Performance center from users clients.

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