LoadRunner Professional 2022 - The Best 3 New Features

LoadRunner Professional 2022 - 3 Release Highlights

Micro Focus has released LoadRunner Professional 2022. The latest version of their class-leading performance test tool.

We’ve been through the release notes and selected 3 things you need to know about LoadRunner Professional 2022.

  1. Chaos Engineering Support
  2. Service Virtualization Included (for free!)
  3. The New LoadRunner Data Hub

If you're not familiar with LoadRunner Professional, it was previously called simply LoadRunner. It has a rich and proven history, world-beating functionality, and coverage, and is still being enhanced and improved all the time.

  • Widest possible range of applications: LoadRunner Professional allows you to run performance, stress, and volume tests against the widest possible range of applications.
  • Largest protocol support: LoadRunner professional supports more protocols than any other performance test tool.
  • Deep reporting and analysis capabilities, providing you with unparalleled insights into your system performance.

With LoadRunner Professional, you can easily perform the most in-depth performance testing against the widest possible range of technologies.

LoadRunner Professional 2022 - 3 Release Highlights

LoadRunner Professional 2022 includes several new features, you can find full release notes here. To make your life easier, we've been through the docs and picked the 3 most important release highlights that you need to know about:

1. Chaos Engineering Support

With Chaos Engineering, you sabotage your own systems. It’s only by doing this, simulating attacks and outages, that you can really understand how your system, and your team, will perform in extreme circumstances. Chaos Engineering lets you plan for extreme circumstances.

You can now integrate Gremlin chaos engineering events into your LoadRunner Professional scenarios. These disruption events perform virtual attacks on your solution. They can target hardware components, services and other aspects of your system that wouldn’t normally be tested. 

If you want to learn more about Chaos Engineering, why not read the Calleo Chaos Engineering article?

2. Service Virtualization Included (for free!)

Service virtualization provides a powerful, quick, and flexible way to mimic the behaviour of services or message-based systems. These virtualised services can then be used in your test system when the real services are limited or unavailable.

With Service Virtualization you can focus testing effort on the important and available systems. This is incredibly powerful during software development and allows you to: 

  • Remove development delays
  • Test Early and Faster
  • Save Environment Costs
  • Develop Better Solutions

LoadRunner Professional now includes a Micro Focus Service Virtualization license (All Protocols Unlimited) for use during performance testing. This allows LoadRunner performance engineers to use Virtual Services and simulations during their scenarios. 

Service Virtualization is the best tool you’re not using.

3. The New LoadRunner Data Hub

The protocols and applications under test give performance testers enough to think about. You don’t need your performance infrastructure giving you additional headaches. For example, you shouldn’t have to worry about the network conditions between your controller and load generators. And with LoadRunner Professional, you don’t have to.

The LoadRunner Data Hub simplifies the network architecture, streamlining communication between your performance infrastructure. The Data Hub use a message broker, which greatly simplifies your job. For example, with Data Hub you don’t have to ask for ports to be opened or learn how to use a MI listener.

You can learn more about the Data Hub on the Micro Focus Community site

…And So Much More

Well, there you have our top 3 new features in the latest version of LoadRunner Professional. But of course, there’s lots of additional new functionality in this new release. To be honest, we’ve barely scratched the surface.

We haven’t told you about the cornucopia of other improvements that make the life of a performance tester easier. Read the full Micro Focus update to learn more about LoadRunner Professional 2022.

Do You Run Performance Tests?

If you run performance tests, you probably know all out LoadRunner. LoadRunner Professional is arguably the most important performance test tool in history, and it just keeps getting better. It’s the performance tool that all others are compared against.

If you’re interested in learning more about LoadRunner Professional, why not get in touch with Calleo? We are a Micro Focus gold partner and are committed to exceptional customer service.

We will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and we can arrange a LoadRunner Professional demo whenever works for you.

We look forward to hearing from you

Stephen Davis
by Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis is the founder of Calleo Software, a Micro Focus (formerly HPE Software) Gold Partner. His passion is to help test professionals improve the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing.

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15th June 2022

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