Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Review

It was fairly straightforward to setup, although determining how many servers were needed to host the application took some time to suss out.


What is most valuable?

The ability to monitor and restart load testing components remotely, and the scheduling feature.

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to upgrading to Performance Center, my organization used a shared spreadsheet to schedule or reserve resources such as load generators or controllers. The built-in feature of Performance Center that does this, has made allocation of resources much, much easier.

What needs improvement?

Browser compatibility. IE is no longer the only browser out there, so providing users the choice of what browser to use would be great!

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for approximately one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

7/10 HP support is getting better. Response times from support engineers are pretty good when using the online ticket system. The Knowledge Base still needs work: searches return far too many results, and their support site’s filtering or employment of key words or phrases seems ineffectual.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used HP LoadRunner. Choosing Performance Center was an obvious upgrade for us. We also use other HP products such as UFT and Quality Center, so maintaining the cohesive environment made sense.

How was the initial setup?

It was fairly straightforward, but determining how many servers were needed to host the application took some time to suss out. Performance Center is a resource-intensive app with many “moving parts” or components to consider.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house with the help of a consultant.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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