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Load Runner

Course Details of Loadrunner and Performance Testing Online Training

Intended Audience

Quality assurance engineers, Performance engineers, technical
managers and anyone who is required to perform load analysis. 


 - Introduction to manual testing and creating test cases
- Experience in programming C/C++/ GUI Client applications
- Experience with Databases
- Experience in Client/server application development
- Experience in Web applications.
- HTTP protocul
- Overview knowledge of Network components
- Overview knowledge of all kinds of technulogies being used 

Performance Testing / Engineering:

  • What is Performance Testing
  • How Performance Testing is different from Functional Testing
  • What is an E-Business Application
  • Components of a Web Site
  • Why Performance Testing is Crucial
  • Performance Testing Approach
  • Dynamism in Performance Testing
  • Application Performance Management
  • Performance Process Maturity Model
  • Why to set the Performance Test Goals
  • Know your customer
  • Deriving Quantitative Goals
  • Industrial Standards for Benchmarks
  • User behavior Modeling
  • Importance of automation in Performance Testing
  • Performance Test Estimation
  • What is Workload?
  • Types of Workload
  • Customer Behavior Modeling
  • Customer Behavior Model Graph (CBMG)
  • User Community Modeling Language
  • Web log Analysis
  • Web Log Analysis Touls Overview
  • Web Log Analyzers Summary
  • Web Log Analysis Metrics
  • Web Site Traffic Monitoring
  • Overview of Statistical distributions
  • Performance Test Toul Requirements
  • Market Touls
  • Open Vs Licensed Performance test touls
  • Criteria for choosing the Performance test toul
  • The most important toul
  • Performance Testing Touls Overview
  • best practices
  • Know the Test and Production environment
  • Test environment Isulation
  • Network Isulation
  • Load Generators
  • Test Data Generators
  • Test Execution Environment
  • How to choose the test scenarios
  • Tips for writing successful performance test scripts
  • Real time versus Virtual user Mapping
  • Chapter 7: Application Benchmarking
  • What is benchmarking?
  • Why should we benchmark the applications?
  • Software Benchmarking
  • Hardware Benchmarking
  • Industry Standards for Benchmarking
  • Transaction processing Performance Council (TPC)
  • Standard Performance Evaluation Council
  • Mistakes in Benchmarking
  • Quality of Service of web application
  • Virtual User Simulation
  • Pre-requisites for Performance Tests
  • Types of Performance Tests
  • Performance Test Execution Approach
  • Tips for Load & Stress Test Execution
  • Test Execution Factors
  • Introduction to Performance Monitoring
  • What Counters needs to be monitored?
  • Key Performance Counters
  • Performance Monitoring in Windows platform
  • Using Perfmon
  • Post production Monitoring
  • Benefits of Performance Monitoring
  • Scott’s Recommendation on Scatter Charts
  • Scatter Chart Types
  • Performance Test Analysis
  • Best Practices on Performance Bottleneck Analysis and Isulation
  • Performance Testing Vs Profiling
  • HP Diagnostics
  • SQL Profiler
  • Know your Limits
  • Typical bottlenecks on DB server
  • Why is it Critical
  • How to report the results of performance testing
  • Components of a good Test Report
  • Components of a Good Visual
  • Response Time Reporting
  • Best Practices of Test Reporting recommended by Scott Barber
  • Moving towards Performance Engineering
  • What is Queuing Theory?
  • Types of Queuing System
  • What can be modeled as Queues?
  • Limitations of Queuing Theory
  • Operational Laws
  • a. Utilization Law
  • b. Little’s Law:
  • c. Interactive Response Time Law
  • d. Forced Flow Law
  • e. Flow Balance Assumption
  • f. Bounding Law of Service Demand
  • Capacity Planning
  • Why Capacity Planning is required
  • When is it required?

LoadRunner Installation

  • LoadRunner architecture
  • Where to install LoadRunner components
  • Identify hardware and software needed for installation
  • Installing Loadrunner samples.


Introduction to VUSER Concept:

  • Definition of Vuser
  • Why VUGEN is Used
  • Features of VUGEN

First touch to VUGEN:

  • Starting VUGEN
  • Understanding VUGEN Environment Options
  • Choosing the right protocul

Recording Script using VUGEN:

  • VUSER Script sections (Init, Action and end)
  • Creating New Virtual VUSER script
  • Adding and removing protoculs
  • Choosing New Virtual user category
  • Begin Recording on your application
  • Ending and Saving a recording session
  • Running the Created Script

Introduction to Output window in VUGEN:

  • Replay Log
  • Recording Log
  • Generation Log
  • Correlation Results

Understanding the VUSER script:

  • Viewing and modifying VUSER scripts
  • Understanding the functions generated in the code
  • Getting Help on functions
  • Workflow Wizard
  • Walkthrough on few Loadrunner functions
  • Recap of Steps for  creating Vuser Scripts

Streamlining Recording:

  • Settings to be done before recording
  • Modes of recording
  • Choosing the right protocul
  • Types of protocul loadrunner supports
  • Single and Multiple protoculs
  • When and how to use more than one Action
  • Deleting Action

Actions in depth:

  • When and how to use more than one Action
  • Deleting Actions
  • Rename actions
  • Import Action into Vuser

Introduction to VUGEN parameters:

  • Definition of parameter
  • Why parameterization is required
  • Parameters Limitations
  • Creating Parameters
  • Types of parameters
  • Using Existing Parameters
  • Using Parameter List
  • Parameterization options

File and table type parameters:

  • Creating data files
  • Properties of file type parameters
  • properties of  table type parameters

Setting Parameters properties:

  • Introduction to setting parameter properties
  • Setting properties for internal data parameter types
  • Setting properties for user defined functions
  • Choosing parameter formats

Data Assignment methods:

  • Sequential
  • Random
  • Unique

Data Update Modes:

  • Each Occurrence
  • Each Iteration
  • Once

Configuring Run time settings:

  • About Run time settings
  • Configuring run time settings
  • pacing run time settings
  • Configuring Log run time settings
  • Configuring Think time settings

Managing scripts using Quality Center:

  • About managing scripts in Quality Center
  • Opening and Saving Scripts in Quality Center.


  • Introduction to correlations
  • Auto Correlation
  • Wdiff Utility
  • Manual Correlation

Introduction to Transactions:

  • What are transactions
  • Why we need transactions
  • How to insert transactions in the script

Introduction to content check:

  • Why we need Content checks
  • How to use the inbuilt content checks
  • How to build your own content checks


Introduction to contruller:

  • Opening contruller
  • Why we need contruller
  • Significance of contruller
  • Features on contruller

Loadrunner Testing Process:

  • Planning the test
  • Creating Vuser Script
  • Creating the scenario
  • Running the scenario
  • Monitoring the scenario
  • Analyzing the scenario

Designing a scenario:

  • Creating a scenario
  • Run scenario with sample Vuser load

Scenario types:

  • Manual Scenario
  • Goal Oriented scenario

Introduction to Load generators:

  • What is load generator
  • Why we need load generators

Kinds of Scheduling Scenarios:

  • Schedule by scenario
  • Schedule by group

Scheduling scenarios:

  • About Scheduling scenarios
  • Delaying the start of scenarios
  • Scheduling a scenario
  • Scheduling Vuser groups
  • Adding Vuser to Scheduled scenarios

Creating and running a manual scenario:

  • Creating Vuser groups
  • Configuring Vusers in Vuser group.
  • Configuring Vuser run time settings
  • Configuring scripts
  • Setting time out intervals
  • Configuring Scenario run time settings
  • Setting the run time file location
  • Specifying  results location
  • Cullating results

Managing scenarios using Quality Center:

  • About managing scenarios using Quality Center
  • Integration of Loadrunner and Quality Center

Introduction to Rendezvous:

  • What is Rendezvous
  • Where to use it
  • How to use it

Running scenarios and contrulling Vusers:

  • Running entire scenario
  • Contrulling Vuser groups
  • Contrulling individual Vusers
  • Manually adding Vuser to running scenario
  • Manually adding Vuser to Rendezvous        

Viewing Vusers during executions:

  • About viewing vusers during executions
  • Monitoring Vuser status
  • Viewing the output window
  • Viewing Vuser script log
  • Logging execution notes

Creating Goal Oriented scenario

  • About Planning goal oriented scenario
  • Understanding goal oriented scenario design tab
  • Defining scenario goals
  • Assigning properties to scripts
  • Configuring scripts

Monitoring and Analysis


Online Monitoring:

  • About Online Monitoring
  • Setting up the Monitoring environment
  • Monitor types
  • Choosing Monitors and measurements in the contruller
  • Starting the monitors in the contruller
  • Opening online monitor graphs in the contruller
  • Setting monitor options



Introduction to Analysis:

  • About Analysis
  • Analysis basics
  • Setting data options
  • Setting general options
  • Setting Webpage breakdown options
  • Using templates
  • Viewing session information
  • Viewing the scenario or session run time settings
  • Analysis graphs
  • Open analysis graphs

Working with Analysis graphs:

  • About working with analysis graphs
  • Configuring Graph display
  • Configuring data
  • Analyzing graphs results

Cross result and merge graph:

  • About Cross result and merge graphs
  • Cross results graph
  • Generating cross results graph
  • Merging Graphs

Managing using Quality Center:

  • About managing using Quality Cente

Importing external Data:

  • About importing external data
  • Using import data toul

Analysis Graphs:

  • Vuser Graphs
  • Error Graphs
  • Transactions Graphs
  • Web Resource Graphs
  • Web Page diagnostics Graphs
  • User Defined Data point Graphs
  • System Resource Graphs
  • Network Monitor Graphs

Understand Analysis Graphs to get idea on finding out bottlenecks:

  • Analyzing Transaction Performance
  • Using Web page Diagnostics Graphs
  • Using Auto Correlation
  • Identifying Server Problems
  • Identifying Network Problems
  • Comparing Scenario results

After completing Performance Center, students will be able to:

Describe the Performance Center Architecture
Learn what Performance Center is
Identify the components of Performance Center
Use basic Administrative site features
Set up and manage multiple projects
Set up and manage users
Manage and execute test runs and monitor resources.



  • What is HP Performance Center?
  • What does Performance Center Enable?
  • How Performance Center Components communicate
  • Overview of Performance Center Sites
  • User Rule
  • Web Server Functionality
  • Database Server Functionality
  • File Server Functionality
  • Utility Server Functionality
  • Hosts’ Functionality
  • Detailed stud of Timeslot functionality. How to use it? What’s the advantage of using it?
  • Assigning Load Generators/Contruller to a test
  • Creating a load test scenario in performance center.
  • Creating monitoring profiles.
  • Creating test results.
  • Managing tests.
  • Viewing test trends.
  • How to recover a load test resource when it has crashed/hung up?
  • How to upload scripts to performance center?
  • Troubleshooting common issues.
  • Live demonstration of executing a test scenario and generating analysis report.