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Video: Running LoadRunner Virtualized

mtomlins ‎09-05-2009 02:23 AM - edited ‎09-25-2015 03:13 PM

If you've ever needed to understand how LoadRunner should be implemented in a virtual environment, you should enjoy this video walkthrough explaining the best practices to do just that.  Make a specific note about how your Iteration Pacing and Think Time settings really effect the health, scalability and accuracy of your load test.


Running LoadRunner Virtualized

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Mark Tomlinson is a software tester and test engineer. His career began in 1992 with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical transportation system, a project which captured his natural aptitude for software testing, quality assurance, and test automation. That first test project sought to prevent trains from running into each other -- and Mark has metaphorically been preventing “train wrecks” for his customers for the past 20 years. He has broad experience with real-world scenario testing of large and complex systems and is regarded as a leading expert in software testing automation with a specific emphasis on performance. For the majority of Mark’s career he has worked for companies in a strategic role and used the leading products for performance testing, profiling and measurement. He has also consistently established close ties and relationships with the majory vendors who create these tools. While working as the Technology Alliance Manager at Mercury interactive in 2001, Mark was responsible for developing innovative integrations with cutting-edge partner technologies such as Microsoft .NET, SQL Server and Windows Server, IBM Webshpere, RealNetworks, Adobe Flash, and Citrix. Mark worked for 6 years at Microsoft Corporation as a performance consultant and engineer in the Microsoft Services Labs, in the Enterprise Engineering Center, and in the SQL Server labs. His efforts to foster the success of Microsoft’s top-tier Enterprise customers was focused on their early adoption of Microsoft products as part of mission-critical operations. In 2008, as the LoadRunner Product Manager at Hewlett Packard, Mark led his team in delivering leading innovations for performance testing and engineering.

on ‎09-06-2009 07:50 AM

The audio is very weak - not only in this video but in your others too.

on ‎11-16-2011 08:23 AM

I know that there is a license charge associated with the LoadRunner's Load Controller and for the different types of Virtual Users that a customer may want to use. Is it correct to say, that within the same site location, there is no specific license charge associated with the LoadRunner's Load Generator, no matter how many Load Generators you want to use? My understanding is that any Load Generator is not of much use UNLESS you have a suitably licensed Load Controller, with appropriately licensed Virtual Users, to connect to it?


Please confirm that my understanding is correct.

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