Reflecting on features of Micro Focus LoadRunner
May 09, 2022

Reflecting on features of Micro Focus LoadRunner

Chris Trimper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

LoadRunner Professional

Modules Used

  • Micro Focus Performance Center (now part of LoadRunner)

Overall Satisfaction with Micro Focus LoadRunner (formerly HP LoadRunner)

We leverage the Micro Focus LoadRunner tool suite to validate that our applications (internal and external) can support the expected load to run our day to day business as well as future spikes in volume. We are able to easily perform various load scenarios against our applications with the toolsets using various technologies including SOAP, Rest and Web Browser.
  • Easy to provide varying and dynamic test data
  • Continually easier to test browser apps more realistically
  • Simple config to make 'any' scenario
  • Ability to manipulate near any input type
  • Ability to easily interrogate responses for accuracy
  • Working with large request bodies can be cumbersome
  • Would love to see a C# version
  • Easy web service scripting
  • Ability to obtain detailed results from a test for trending
  • Easy browser scenario scripting
  • Simple to use data/parameterization
  • Easy scenario building and configuration
  • We've been able to prevent possible performance impacts of applications
  • When a degradation does exist in production we can replicate and triage with driving traffic to our test regions
  • By adding validation to our transactions we can measure both for response time as well as accuracy in functionality
  • As we develop various integrated systems we can ensure they exist well without negative impact upon each other
Micro Focus LoadRunner fit well into our portfolio of tools with its long track record, ability to test near any application technology we adopt and allow for a single / cohesive toolset to drive our performance testing needs.

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Micro Focus LoadRunner and its suite of tools, specifically VuGen works wonderfully for us for all web, http/https and web service calls. We've been able to build tests for near any scenario we need with relative ease. As long as we have crafted up requirements for our scenarios / scripts to managed scope, we've had high success working with scripting and data driving. Our main tests are web service calls - typically chained together to form a full scenario with transactions measuring the journey or a similar (measure along the way) journey through a browser. For web services we will use VuGen and browser we've shifted to Tru Client I have had little-to-no experience scripting against a thick client where a ui-driven test would be required. I know its possible but quite costly due to the need to run the actual desktop client to drive tests. We've been fortunate enough to leverage http calls to represent client traffic.

Micro Focus LoadRunner Feature Ratings

End to end performance management
Integrated performance data
Deployment model flexibility
Real time monitoring
Not Rated
Automated anomaly detection