LoadRunner Scalability

QA Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We can scale it up at any point in time because we can get a distributor. We can add variants, controllers, claims, and analyzers, so it will support different types of protocols. We just created load scenarios and we will load the scenarios to a number of virtual users. For example, we can load around 1,000 users for each scenario. In abnormal conditions, we could have 10,000 users. Also, loading them depends upon the role alias and role controller's configuration. The size of staff required for deployment and maintenance depends upon what application and how many load scenarios you want to do, as well as the complexity of your application, how much hardware you have, and how much software support you have. All of those things will come into the picture. They would be different types of users like a read-only user, a write-only user, etc. We use JMeter and LoadRunner together: When we're stress testing and for service or load testing we use JMeter, while we use LoadRunner for basic load testing. We keep it like that but we can see how that mitigation works and the application is also for internal users, so we consider what it does there and we can do a lot of those things. View full review »
Venu Cherukuri
Lead Solution Architect at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
In my previous experience with previous employers working with some retailers, we had to run some extremely large tests, and even at my current company, we go up to about 3000 content users. I think it's fairly scalable. We run very small tests, obviously, with StormRunner. It's can probably scale to much higher levels, but within our boundaries of demands, it's scaled very well. View full review »
Desil Ponnatt
Technical Leader at Valtech
In terms of driving, LoadRunner is at a level that is a little riddled but otherwise, it's been a good thing. LoadRunner has the kind of features that are much more advanced. The comparison is IIS & NeoLoad. It is very scalable. View full review »
Ameet Patil
Principal consultant at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
It's highly scalable. LoadRunner can connect to any number of agents, and you can have multiple controllers, which is obviously a different licensing model. View full review »
Manager Quality Assurance at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is good. There are lots of different options ranging from the freely available versions through to Enterprise and Performance Center. And obviously features like StormRunner Load allow you to scale more quickly and effectively. View full review »
Michael Foster
Performance Test Lead at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Scalability is great, I have personally used LoadRunner with up to 72,000 virtual users, and 35 load generators. View full review »
Abhinav Rastogi
Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have experienced scalability issues. View full review »

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