Load testing with HP Performance Center
Updated November 18, 2016

Load testing with HP Performance Center

Anil Kumar Moka | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

HP Performance Center (Legacy Version)

Overall Satisfaction with Micro Focus LoadRunner (formerly HP LoadRunner)

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 has been a huge help for our team to determine the impact our application was going through each release. With performance testing and with the tool as good as HP performance center, it enabled our team to build lighter software with good tech and system reviews happening for each release. Although I can't measure ROI in number, I would definitely say that we are building better software using the inputs from this tool.
  • It's ease of use and many inbuilt functionalities makes a performance tester's life a lot easier and efficient.
HP performance center stacks up very well for front end applications. Need more improvements for API performance testing.
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.