Archive for the HPE Performance Center Category

Free up Disk space on Load Generators

LoadRunner and Performance Center environments include machines known as Load Generators, “LG” for short. Frequently we are contacted by users with issues that turn out to be related to disk space. Here are a few best practices to avoid running out of disk space on an LG.

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Performance Center Maintenance: A Routine Recommendation

Frequently our customers experience downtime in their HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)/Performance Center (PC) environment for various reasons. How many do you think ever consider maintaining their HPE ALM/PC environment? Not many. You should think of your HPE ALM/PC environment as if it were your vehicle or

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Setting IP Spoofing with HPE LoadRunner and HPE Performance Center

IP spoofing is the solution when performance testing requires multiple virtual users to use multiple IP addresses from a single host machine (load generator) to keep the web server from blocking those virtual users. Also IP spoofing is needed when the hardware configuration under test balances load

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HPE Quality Center Upgrade Tips: A Note about Lab Management/LAB_PROJECT

Starting with HPE Quality Center (QC) 11.50, HPE QC has an added “project” called Lab Management. This is seen as LAB_PROJECT on a special Lab Management tab with the HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) license. The Lab Management project/module has been available for some time to HPE

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Using HP Performance Center’s Command Line to Create Environmentally Universal Scripts

On a recent assignment, I was tasked with updating and maintaining five scripts each for three applications across three environments (5 * 3 * 3 = 45). Additionally, each of these environments was scheduled to receive a three-phase upgrade. Each phase would require re-scripting of one group

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Are You Using Best Practices for Your Performance Testing?

“Best practices” is a term that’s become a bit overused in the technology industry, with some expert (and not-so-expert) professionals using it as a mechanism to promote their preferred approaches. Nevertheless, the term still has considerable validity in the world of software testing. Here, a substantial body

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LoadRunner / Performance Center and Continuous Integration

What is Continuous Integration (CI)? Continuous Integration is a method of software development. Separate pieces of code, written by multiple developers, is compiled with the main code base several times a day.  Ideally, the working code is unit tested before each build.  After the build, regression and

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Interesting Tricks using LoadRunner’s TruClient Mobile

I found some interesting tricks using LoadRunner’s TruClient Mobile protocol last month. The first part of this task involved recording the session, then working with and enhancing the recorded script to make it work according to the script’s requirements. This is where the challenge with TruClient mobile

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HP LoadRunner or HP Performance Center on a VMware Instance or a Physical Server

LoadRunner and Performance Center installations are complex test rigs with complex design considerations. First you can deploy ALM/PC platform on a VMware ESX 4.0 server. The system configurations of each virtual machine are the same as the ALM/PC Platform server system configurations. BSM Platform can also be

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