Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Review

It supports Citrix and SAP protocols, which is very helpful for our clients to understand bottlenecks if there are any on their network, though it should support GWT and mobile testing.


What is most valuable?

  • It allows you to create your own customized code.
  • It provides an analysis report after running a test scenario.
  • It supports maximum protocols.
  • It's user-friendly.

How has it helped my organization?

It generates reports in a format that's very easy to understand for both our own internal use and other audiences. It supports Citrix and SAP protocols, which is very helpful for our clients to understand bottlenecks if there are any on their network.

What needs improvement?

It should support GWT and mobile testing, including network virtualization.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for eight years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We didn't encounter any issues during deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't encountered any issues while scaling.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I'd say that customer service is not good.

Technical Support:

Technical support is also not good.

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

I used NeoLoad, but it does not support Citrix, so we chose LoadRunner.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was not that difficult.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation through an in-house team.

My advice is for you to have a load generator machine that has a good configuration for handling large volumes of users.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is very costly, but LoadRunner works perfectly. It fits our needs in the way we use it, but you should make sure your use justifies the cost.

What other advice do I have?

We have only web-based services, mobile testing in scope, and the user load is maximum 1000, so we could have used NeoLoad, but there were lots of other factors in switching.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarDiego Caicedo Lescano
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Hi Anupam,

The following features were introduced or enhanced in Network Virtualization for LoadRunner and Performance Center version 12.50 within the 12.50 Release:
- Full protocol support. You can now define virtual locations for all supported LoadRunner and Performance Center protocols.
- NV Analytics report integration with VuGen. Analyze your script before using it in your tests. After you run a script in VuGen, review the NV Analytics report in the replay summary.
- Integrated installation. NV 12.50 is now a part of the LoadRunner and Performance Center installation process. At the end of the LoadRunner and Performance Center installations, you have the option to install the NV 12.50 components.
- Integrated licensing.
- Unified licensing management. LoadRunner and Performance Center now manage licensing for Network Virtualization Vusers, which enable you to run scenarios that incorporate NV virtual locations.