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New features in LoadRunner 9.5

HP has released LoadRunner 9.5 and it is now available for download [2.29GB iso file]. Below is the summary of new features introduced in it:LoadRunner 9.5 New Features

  • LoadRunner noobs always struggle finding out the protocol behind a given application. It seems HP has noted the fact and have come out with a cool new feature called Protocol¬† Advisor. It sits inside VUGen. Protocol Advisor helps you to determine an appropriate protocol for recording a Vuser script. The Protocol Advisor scans your application for elements of different protocols and displays a list of the detected protocols. These protocols can provide a starting point for finding the optimal protocol for your application.
  • Now you have the facility to export the Test Result from VUGen scripts to HTML and open Quality Center defects directly from the report.
  • HP Service Test is now fully integrated with LoadRunner. You simply need to buy a license for service test to use its capabilities. [for the uninitiated, HP Service Test automates the testing process for services (SOA). Read more about it in this document.
  • LoadRunner 9.5 supports Windows Vista SP1. (LoadRunner 9.1 only supported generators while LR9.5 provides support for both generator as well as controller). To use LR9.5 on Vista, make sure that User Account Control (UAC) is enabled for users with User privileges.
  • LoadRunner 9.5 provides support upto .NET Framework 3.5 version¬†and supports .NET and Web Services protocols.
  • LoadRunner is now integrated with a 3rd party software Shunra, to provide you access to WAN emulation. Read the complete list of features here.
  • Now you can define a Post Collate Command inside the Controller that it will run directly after it collates the results of a scenario run.
  • LR controller has a new utility called Host Security Manager utility that will allow you to create secure communication channels between the LoadRunner Controller and load generators.
  • There is a new Analysis API that will allow you to create an analysis session from test results, analyze raw results of an Analysis session, and extract key session measurements for external use.
  • LR analysis now supports SQL Server 2005.
  • LoadRunner 9.5 no longer supports Windows 2000.
  • LR 9.5 is compatible with Quality Center(QC) 9.2, 10.0 and QTP 9.5 and 10.0 versions.

Discussion

10 Responses to “New features in LoadRunner 9.5”

  1. Thanks for writing this.

    Posted by Earlene | April 23, 2009, 10:00 pm
  2. nice article, thanks for sharing it. really a gud info

    Posted by Prasad | July 16, 2009, 9:06 am
  3. Insightful article.
    We’ll be upgrading loadrunner 8.1 to 9.5.1. Any chance you know if existing 8.1 scripts will run on 9.5.1?
    Thanks

    Posted by Kevin | November 6, 2009, 1:15 am
  4. yeah u can use it.. forward compatibility is supported.. but not backward.

    Posted by Jibran | April 6, 2010, 5:10 pm
  5. Very useful information to all

    Posted by bhanu | April 15, 2010, 10:55 pm
  6. Does Loadrunner 9.5 have any protocol which support for Session Initiation Protocol? Can we do SIP testing with Loadrunner 9.5? Since HP has a different open source tool for SIP testing which is SIPp but that is not much user friendly.

    Posted by Jatin | April 30, 2010, 10:15 am
  7. Does Loadrunner 9.5 support Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)?

    Posted by doron | May 11, 2010, 4:22 pm
  8. SIP supports Loadrunner 9.5?

    Posted by senthil | December 2, 2010, 3:26 pm
  9. LoadRunner can support SSL, can we assume that we can also support HyperSSL (for Webservices, web, .NET)?

    Thanks.
    HyperSSL : comes with 2048 bit RSA public key and 256 bit AES encryption. It provides X.509 v3 certificate. HASH algorithm (SHA-1 and SHA2).

    Posted by Ang | July 26, 2011, 8:25 am
  10. I want to download loadrunner 9.5 , but i guess the link above is not showing the correct result. Is loadrunner 9.5 still available for download from hp site? ..

    Posted by Archana | December 30, 2011, 4:30 pm

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