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LoadRunner 12.50 Released!

We are proud to bring you LoadRunner 12.50! This release expands LoadRunner’s scripting and recording capabilities, in addition to providing many technological and usability enhancements.

 

Some release highlights:

  • JavaScript added as a new scripting language for the Web - HTTP/HTML protocol, empowering scripting capabilities. Video, blog post
  • Improved HP Network Virtualization integration, including support for additional protocols, and introduction of the Network Virtualization Analytics report for advanced network performance breakdown. Video, blog post
  • TruClient record and replay 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). Blog post
  • LoadRunner Help Center now accessible both locally and online. Access the online Help Center at http://lrhelp.saas.hp.com/en/12.50/help/.

 

The release includes:

 

New supported technologies and platforms

  • Google Compute Engine available as a cloud provider in the Controller.
  • Support of GWT DFE on Linux.
  • Support for the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox browsers.
  • Support for latest version of Eclipse and Selenium.
  • Updated Linux load generator matrix with extended support for 64-bit systems.

 

Improved HP Network Virtualization integration 

  • Simplified process for creating a test with Network Virtualization:
    • Predefined virtual locations.
    • Simpler access to Network Virtualization settings from the LoadRunner user interface.
  • Ability to define virtual locations for all protocols. For details, see the Product Availability Matrix.
  • New Analysis graph comparing transaction response times by location.
  • Unified licensing management (LoadRunner and Network Virtualization).
  • The LoadRunner Community license now includes two free Network Virtualization virtual users.

 

HP NV Analytics

  • Enhanced replay summary in VuGen, with Network Virtualization statistics for Web-based and TruClient - Web protocols. Blog post
  • A fully functional version of NV Analytics with a 30-day license.
  • Network Virtualization Analytics Standalone and Predictor integrations, providing feedback that enables you to improve your Web application performance.

 

Protocol enhancements

Web - HTTP/HTML:

  • Ability to create script code in JavaScript as an alternative to C. Video, blog post
  • Usability enhancements in the GWT DFE mechanism. Blog post
  • Ability to generate WebSocket code directly from pcap files.
  • Ability to create Vuser Script from HTTP Archive (HAR) files.
  • Support for 64-bit recording in Google Chrome.
  • Ability to set default SSL level in Runtime settings.
  • Initial Authentication for NTLM and Kerberos authentications.
  • Correlation settings enhancements, with improvements to the TestPad dialog box and ability to exclude content types through the user interface.
  • Automatic password hiding within script code.
  • Recording alerts, issuing warnings to indicate that SSL is not being recorded.

TruClient:

  • 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.  Blog post
    • Ability to convert TruClient - Firefox and TruClient - IE scripts to TruClient - Web.
    • New toolbox step,If Browser, allows you to add browser-specific steps.
  • A global watch panel allows you to view variable values using breakpoints.
  • Support for download filters in TruClient - Web scripts.
  • Event handler support for the following dialog boxes: alert, confirm, prompt, and authentication.
  • Ability to mark Generic Browser steps as optional.
  • Improved reporting, by designating the time spent on object identification for optional steps that were not replayed, as wasted time.
  • Enhancements to the user interface:
    • Ability to group multiple steps into an action.
    • Ability to rename a function library.
    • Ability to close dialog boxes using the Esc key.
    • Ability to open context sensitive help using the F1 key from all dialog boxes.
    • Ability to apply a Dark theme to the TruClient sidebar.
  • A TruClient standalone setup file allows you to install TruClient independent of VuGen.

Citrix:

  • 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.
  • Ability to synchronize when launching the Citrix agent.
  • Citrix documentation improvements with additional tips and guidelines.

.NET:

  • Support forAsync and Await modifiers for asynchronous programming.
  • The filter manager is now a dockable pane, accessible from theView 
  • You can manage a method's inclusion or exclusion from the VuGen editor's context menu.

Flex:

  • Support for RTMP over SSL (RTMPS).
  • Ability to insert a text check from the Recording toolbar.

Web Services: Ability to create Vuser script from Fiddler .saz files.

RDP: Session management improvements, with ability to resume unclosed sessions and terminate sessions at the end of a replay.

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.

RTE: New explicit disconnect API command.

SAP - Web, Siebel - Web: Support for remote and local proxy recording.

Java over HTTP: Support for DFE extensions (with the exception of GWT).

Windows Sockets: Support for SSL.

 

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.

 

VuGen general usability improvements

  • JavaScript language support for Web - HTTP/HTML protocol.
  • Proxy recording enhancements: Support of traffic filtering, client-side certificates, and error detection.
  • Ability to enable/disable Async rules when recording a script.
  • Correlation support for JSON content type (Windows platform only).
  • Ability to edit and save all file types in VuGen code editor.
  • Enhanced keyboard support for the Runtime Settings views.

 

Analysis improvements

  • Support for HTML reports in Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.
  • New Analysis graphs forTruClient - Native Mobile showing CPU, memory, and free memory on device.
  • Performance and Graphs UI improvements.
  • New Transaction graph grouping the response time by location.

 

Security enhancements

  • OpenSSL version 1.0.2d incorporating all of the latest security fixes.
  • FIPS Windows compatibility.

 

Load generator improvements

  • Docker installation for Linux load generators. Blog post

 

Increased Help Center 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:
        • TruClient - Native Mobile protocol integration with version 1.1 of HP Mobile Center. For details see the Mobile Center Help.
      • New monitors and graphs showing CPU, memory, and free memory on mobile device.
  • HP Service Virtualization:
    • Integration with HP Service Virtualization version 3.70.
    • Auto deploy functionality allowing services to be deployed automatically when test run begins.
    • Improved HP Service Virtualization Setup dialog box for configuring services before the test run.
    • Improved HP Service Virtualization Runtime dialog box allowing interaction with services during runtime.
  • Jenkins plugin:Integration with Jenkins version 1.602. For details, see the HP Application and Automation Tools 
  • Integration with recent versions of the following HP products:
    • HP Diagnostics
    • HP SiteScope
    • HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT)
    • HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
    • HP Performance Center
    • HP Business Process Monitor (BPM)

For more details about the supported integrations for LoadRunner, see the HP Software Integration Support Matrices.

 

For full details on the above features, check out the readme and the LoadRunner Help Center. For details about product versions, see the Product Availability Matrix.

 

LoadRunner 12.50 is a complete installation package that includes all LoadRunner 12.00 and content from subsequent releases. The full package, including all distributable components, can be downloaded from My Software Updates portal after signing in with your HP Passport.

You can also download the free LoadRunner 12.50 Community Edition from https://www.hpe.com/software/LoadRunner.

 

You can purchase online a LoadRunner Virtual User Days license, within minutes! Click here to purchase LoadRunner Virtual Users Days.

 

We are pleased to bring you this important release. 

Thank you for choosing HP LoadRunner!

 

Aya Yohanan,

R&D Program Manager, LoadRunner

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thanks for the update

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Hi Yohanan,

 

Does HP LoadRunner 12.50 support VMWare Horizon View?

 

Thanks,

Mohammad Amin 

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i am not able extract the file from zip. getting the below error at last

 

"HP_LoadRunner_12.50_Community_Edition_HPLR_1250_Community_Edition.zip: Checksum error in HPLR_1250_Community_Edition.exe. The file is corrupt"

"The archive is corrupt"

 

did any one have the same issue? what is the solution for this? how to get the 12.50.exe?

and download page not avaliable from chrome browser.

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This error means only one thing - the downloaded file is corrupt. Try re-downloading, maybe using a different browser.

Igor Markov
R&D Manager, Performance Engineering Core
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Hi, Sir

What's the difference among the three editions?

Community Edition 
Community Edition  Additional Components
Community Edition Standalone Applications

Does that mean 

Community  Standalone = Community + Community Additional ?

Thanks.

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Hi Jay,

The Community addition is the full LoadRunner installation.

The standalone components includes the packages of the TruClient, Analysis and Vugen stand alone installations which are subsets of the LoadRunner isntallation

The additional components are not included in the above and includes the following components that LoadRunner's users might need:

  • Agent for Citrix Server
  • Agent for Microsoft Terminal Server
  • HostID generator
  • HP NV
  • IDE Add-Ins
  • Protocol SDK
  • Mobile Remote Agent
  • SAP tools
  • VTS
  • other 3rd party components

 

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Thank you very much.

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Hi Sir,

which edition i have to download for windows 7 and which browser supports for 12.50 version

Community Edition 
Community Edition  Additional Components
Community Edition Standalone Applications

 

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If you only need the LoadRunner installation, without the extra additional components, then use the first link.

Windows 7 and all modern browsers are supported in 12.50. You will find more details in the readme before/after installation or online here.

Igor Markov
R&D Manager, Performance Engineering Core
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Does Vugen and controller 12.50 supports scripts created using VUgen 11.52?

 

Regards,

Chandrakant Singh

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Installed 12.5.

Trying to record web application through Firefox browser.

It has been observed that Firefox is launching in "Private browsing" mode. Which is not the case earlier with 12.00 version.

As well as browser is getting closed after stopping the recording.

Kindly provide the solution to avoid "Private browsing" mode in firefox.

Thanks & Regards,

Srinivas Magapu

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