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what is the difference between controller and performance center?

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Acclaimed Contributor.
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: loadrunner

Can you clarify what you need to know?
Controller is the orchestrator of the load test in LoadRunner while performance center is a performance tool all of its own. Meaning a set of servers designed for load testing for distributed environments, but so much more as well.
Recommend you read the documentation of each product to better understand each.
Hope this helps
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Re: loadrunner


Some reasons you may want to choose Performance Center over LoadRunner:

  • Remote testers are permitted. Your performance testers can be anywhere and still (legally) use Performance Center. This is not the case with traditional LoadRunner (on-premise) licenses.
  • Better integration with HP ALM/QC for project-wide reporting and executive dashboards. Gives project teams a better insight into your test team's work.
  • Better visibility of what your performance testers are actually doing. I know several clients who like the fact that their test team can no longer claim to be running tests when they aren't. This gives better scrutiny of test teams which is even more important in global organisations.
  • Better re-use of test assets. Sharing test assets (scripts and test data) is easier and managing the access to that (potentially sensitive) data is more straightforward than when using conventional LoadRunner scripts on e.g. network fileshares.
  • More flexible licensing. Sharing a pool of licenses can be more cost effective than licensing multiple parts of a global business separately.

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