Installing & Patching LoadRunner v11 (ALM) from scratch on Win7 64bit

Today I did this exercise with the Official HP LoadRunner v11 package.

And as was to be expected it wasn’t a simple click-click-go thing 🙂

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More about the online-ticket system …

It’s now been two weeks, and the on-line ticket sales system is still not working as it should. All the sales kiosks in the whole country are now closed until further notice and the system is still slow, and has serious defects.

During these two weeks there has been some more information released to the public, both from the vendor (Accenture), the customer (VR) and the hosting company Tieto.

Among the more interesting ones:

  • The system was tested by the vendor in India. (Link)
  • Tickets have been “lost” and not delivered even when money has been charged (Link)Read More »

A real story about an online-ticket system failing under load …

When I read the news today, I just had to share this with the Blog – This is such a good example of when things don’t go as planned.

Today there’s been big news-flashes on several Finnish news sites about the local train monopoly firm and their new web-based ticket sales system crashing under a heavy load. They had introduced a new online ticket sales system, and where literally overrun. The official comment from the company was (translated) “we where surprised to see such traffic amounts”.

Two of the articles: here, and here

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LoadRunner VuGen v9.52 on Win7 x64 – 100% Working (Updated)

I recently got Windows 7 x64 installed on my laptop, and as per information from HP LoadRunner v9.52 does NOT work with Windows 7, let alone x64 – So I got myself a Virtual Machine installed, where I have Win XP x86 for LoadRunner work.

Beeing a person who believes software should work in diverse environments, I also tried installing LoadRunner on the Win 7 machine, specifically Analysis and VuGen Read More »

Overriding LR functions with custom code

Most people do not know that LR supports overriding existing functions with custom ones in a very easy way.

I had a situation where I had a pre-made script that had fixed think-time values for the lr_think_time() calls, and they of course were completely wrong. So my problem was that I had a lot of lr_think_time() places and I didn’t want to go through them all myself.Read More »

Creating a DLL with Delphi for LoadRunner

This article extends my previous post on Using a Custom DLL in LoadRunner and now shows by example how a DLL is actually created in Delphi and used from LoadRunner.

The DLL I’ll create here is a simple stub with a few basic functions and can serve as a template for any type of DLL that you want to create.

I’ll show how to avoid the most common problems of sending/retrieving strings to/from the DLL as well as how to handle the Unicode situation with D2009 and D2010 (LR is not Unicode enabled).Read More »