What’s new in MicroFocus LoadRunner Professional 2021?

New year, new hope, new release. Today (I guess), MicroFocus announced its next iteration of load testing solution across its LoadRunner family of products. New versions of LoadRunner Professional, LoadRunner Cloud, and LoadRunner Enterprise are available to download now in the marketplace. This blog post focuses on what’s new in MicroFocus LoadRunner Professional 2021.

What’s new in LoadRunner Professional 2021?

Let me divide the what’s new into two sections:

  1. DevWeb, VuGen and Other protocols
  2. Controller and Analysis
What's new in MicroFocus LoadRunner Professional 2021?
What’s new in MicroFocus LoadRunner Professional 2021?

DevWeb

Following are the new features in DevWeb protocol:

  • New JavaScript Engine which supports for all node modules
  • Enhanced integration of DevWeb with LoadRunner Enterprise and LoadRunner Cloud
  • API testing enhancements
  • View and manage DevWeb Correlation candidates
DevWeb Correlation Candidates
DevWeb Correlation Candidates
  • Now you can define first row as data for parameters
  • gRPC protocol support
  • Script replay and Code generation enhancements
  • Support for InfluxDB 2.0, InfluxDB 1.x, and SQLite
  • New utils APIs
  • New example scripts
InfluxDB Connection
InfluxDB Connection

VuGen

TruClient

  1. Chromium 86 support
  2. New APIs for transactions
  3. The TruClient Chromium browser enhancements

Web HTTP/HTML

  1. Microsoft Edge browser support
  2. Hook-based and proxy-based recording support for Edge

Other protocols

  1. New SAP function sapgui_select_file
  2. Replay JOH scripts using 64-bit version Java for Java-over-HTTP
  3. OCR text synchronization in Windows
  4. Traffic Analyzer support for Wireshark upto 3.2.7
  5. node.js for VTS has been upgraded to 12.18.4

Controller and Analysis

Gatling

  1. No Gatling installation required. Now it is embedded in the package.
  2. Control the number of Vusers
  3. Support for additional runtime settings
  4. View results for Gatling scripts
JMeter, Gatling, and Selenium scripts in LoadRunner
JMeter, Gatling, and Selenium scripts in LoadRunner

JMeter

  1. No JMeter installation required. Now it is embedded in the package.
  2. Control the number of Vusers
  3. Support for additional runtime settings
  4. View results for JMeter scripts

Selenium

  1. Tech preview feature to run Selenium scripts

Dynatrace Integration

  1. Controller now integrates Dynatrace SaaS and Managed

Others

  1. Redesigned Scenario dialog
  2. Additional information about the SLA in the Summary Report
  3. LRE integration in Analysis
  4. Support for SUSE Linux Server Enterprise version 15
Redesigned Scenario dialog
Redesigned Scenario dialog
Dynatrace SaaS Integration
Dynatrace SaaS Integration

Closing Words

Is your organization ready to upgrade to 2021 version or waiting for the Service Pack release? Please share your inputs in the comments.

What's new in MicroFocus LoadRunner Professional 2021?

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