Micro Focus Performance Center Reviews

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Mayank Thirani | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 29, 2016

Introducing HP Performance Center

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HP Performance Center makes a high trademark when it came to executing multiple load testing scenarios needing different load generators. Thus it enables the ease of application performance management in a unique way by distinguishing each project and each run.
HP Performance Center is used internally by our organization as well as it is suggested to our clients. It makes the task easier for them by grouping the projects and clients can switch their vendors with less knowledge transmission about their executions of different applications via HP Performance Center.
  • Server metrics like CPU, memory, and other resource utilization can be directly plugged into HP Performance Center. It also allows the plugging of Sitescope metrics directly with no effort for plugging these metrics into the analysis report.
  • HP Performance Center can manage the execution(s) [like baseline, load test, capacity test, stress test] for each application and can group them so it provides a great application management tool apart from running different test scenarios.
  • More than one test can be executed at the same time if we have multiple available load generators.
  • HP Performance Center can be administered centrally and provides great documentation for installation and configuration, if needed.
  • Integration with other tools like Dynatrace, is a little tedious.
  • Support around cloud solutions and architectures needs to be improved.
  • Sometimes we faced failures while collating the test runs and entire test runs need to be downloaded in a zip file which is a troublesome task for test engineers. Even opening those results in HP Analysis fails. Collating those failed runs needs to be improved.
  • Diagnostic runs only provide the result for 10% of users which is very low when we need to diagnose for a very low number of users. We get few data points for diagnostic test runs for fewer users.
  • Installation over the firewall is documented but can be done using a script based mechanism so it will make the installation task hassle free over the firewalls.
Below are some major scenarios where you can use HP Performance Center:
  • Performance center is supposed to be a complete performance management solution. So it provides a great asset to your organization when you want to see the specific set of test runs for a project. It provides all tests with comments (if mentioned).
  • When you have multiple load generators and more than one load test scenario needs to be executed at a time, teams don't have to wait for one test to complete to start another one. They can run simultaneous test runs if they have multiple load generators as Performance Center provides multiple Controllers.
  • It helps you to build custom design application models that enable the performance engineers to assess an enterprise, multi-tier, heavily-distributed, high-traffic application on how the application for that particular release meets its non-functional test requirements and SLA thresholds, which are key business transaction response times.
Below are some scenarios where it is less appropriate:
  • When we need to perform a diagnostic test run then very few data points are gathered for troubleshooting
  • When you have a budget issue as it provides a high licensing cost
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Anil Kumar Moka | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 18, 2016

Load testing with HP Performance Center

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HP Performance Center in combination with LoadRunner is an excellent choice for performance testing of your application. You can choose a load you wish using vuGen and configure your app and database servers and then with minimal scripting in C can enable it to performance test your application. This tool gives you cool analytics on different load parameters like throughput, transaction time etc., and the reports are very easy to understand with cool graphs. I sincerely recommend this tool for any application and or API performance testing.
  • Ease of use and configuration settings.
  • Super cool performance test reports with various load parameters.
  • Flexible load selection using vuGen and option to steadily ramp up and ramp down the load.
  • Minimal coding in C which allows you to parameterize many inputs.
  • Load runner integration with HP Performance Center makes life easy for management to review the performance test results.
  • Monitoring tools like SiteScope, AppDynamics should be used apart from HP Performance Center. Would be great if the tool can give good monitoring on app and db servers.
  • As the load goes high, the cost increases. In the open source world, it's not a bad idea to consider the licensing cost.
It's great to test a front end application which interacts with various DB servers and APIs. The performance reports generated are easy to understand and are very extensive. LoadRunner integration with HP Performance Test Center is a great idea as it helps management folks to easily access the performance test results. Including more monitoring capability within the tool is an area to consider along with the license cost.
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About Micro Focus Performance Center

Micro Focus Performance Center (formerly HP Performance Center) is an application performance and load testing solution acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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