2020-04-23T10:13:36Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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PavanKumar2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
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Top 10
2022-08-11T09:23:38Z
Aug 11, 2022

While executing the test it automatically refreshes and I need to see the downwards component, however, it's not allowing me to see that. since it's automatically refreshing, I'm unable to see all the lines in that tool that we are seeing in the editor window. We did have some challenges with the initial implementation.

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Senior Manager - Performance Architect at Publicis Sapient
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-08T12:32:00Z
Aug 8, 2022

If you get a raw file on a standalone instance, you are on your own to splice and dice the results. I want to see errors versus response time, and I want to see how throughput was performing when there was a spike in error or response time at a certain period of time. These type of options are not available on LoadRunner Cloud, and they would make the user's life easier and would help him drill down to the exact time. In the next release, it would be nice to have more coverage in terms of load generators. Then, you would be able to drill down on the raw research and analyze more in terms of response time spikes or errors. CI/CD integration could be a little bit better. When there's a test and if you see that there are high response times in the test itself, it would be great to be able to send an alert. It would give a heads-up to the architect community or ops community.

Allan Beumer - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Performance Test Engineer at bol.com BV
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-27T12:32:00Z
Jun 27, 2021

Reporting and analysis need improvement. Compared to the old school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are mediocre in LoadRunner Cloud.

Michael Daniel - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Technical Test Analyst at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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2021-06-14T17:04:00Z
Jun 14, 2021

When it comes to the CI pipeline, there were some limitations initially, but the latest version of LoadRunner is very helpful. They can integrate into the CI/CD pipeline. We are trying to put it into a complete CI/CD pipeline, but there are still some challenges when you try to run it through different protocols. The challenges are around how you can containerize applications. There are some limitations to some protocols, such as desktop. And when it comes to database testing, there are some things that we can't do through CI/CD. For CI/CD, the previous versions may not be the right ones, but the latest version is definitely a step ahead. We are aiming for 100 percent, but we have achieved around 60 to 70 percent in CI/CD. Still, it's very good to have that capability. Also, it would be helpful if Loadrunner Cloud had the same kind of enterprise environment where we had multiple models and options while creating the load profile. Not all the options are available in the LoadRunner Cloud. If they could be added, it would be good.

Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Enterprise Architect at Bank in KSA/JPMORGAN
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-11T08:06:00Z
Nov 11, 2020

The performance has really improved in terms of running test cycles. The product used to crash on-premises and when it had a lot of trades being pumped in. Because it is memory intensive, it used to crash if it was running out of memory. That was the limitation of the on-premises thing. Running those states and cycles in the cloud is much faster. Everything is frozen in the cloud. The RAM, CPU, compute, and storage are provisioned in the cloud, which is becoming easier for running these test cycles. Test cycles are highly effective. Of course, you need to have a test strategy, like volume-based load testing. Configure some test cases and run those test cases in cycles. Cloud performance is much faster. Volume-based endurance testing is easier in the cloud.

CM
Senior Performance Engineer at City of New York
Real User
Top 10
2020-09-21T06:33:00Z
Sep 21, 2020

There are three modules in the system that are different products packaged into one, and they can sometimes be difficult to figure out, so they should be better integrated with each other. The current support model is something that can be improved.

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Technical Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-09-09T06:28:56Z
Sep 9, 2020

I don't know of any features that should be added. The solution isn't lacking anything at this point. We're happy with what is on offer.

Joe Inba - PeerSpot reviewer
Database Leader at Skupos Inc.
Real User
2020-04-23T10:13:36Z
Apr 23, 2020

Improvements to the reporting would be good. Technical support can be improved.

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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
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Jul 18, 2022
I absolutely recommend Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud. In fact, I consider it to be one of the best performance testing tools. I like it because it provides many benefits. Some of the ones I find to be very helpful include: Scalability: With the solution, you can have more than five million virtual users for ultimate test coverage. Flexibility: Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud’s testing paradigm is very flexible, allowing you to reduce hardware maintenance. Supports multiple protocols: The solution supports multiple protocols, such as open source, VuGen, TruWeb, TruClient, and SAP. Predictive analytics: Agile and DevOps teams can immediately analyze performance issues using smart reports and dashboards. Automation capabilities: With the solution, it is possible to automate both testing and result generation, enabling your organization to save time so you can focus your attention on other tasks and priorities. Multiple testing options: You can run tests in different locations, using public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises load generators. Fosters collaboration: The solution encourages cooperation through asset sharing, multi-user, multi-test execution, and project management. Besides the fact that it is a great testing tool, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is very robust in terms of the number of features it provides. Here are some of its top features I appreciate most: Cloud scalability: LoadRunner Cloud allows you to perform real-time testing with more than five million virtual users from various geographical regions in minutes. It is built to manage massive scale without the need for additional hardware. Worldwide coverage, no overhead: Micro Focus will handle the management of overhead expenditures and continuous maintenance so you don't have to. Using private clouds, on-premises load generators, or cloud locations like AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, you may quickly distribute virtual users to other regions. With support for more than 40 cloud regions, worldwide coverage can be achieved in minutes as opposed to days or weeks. Quick testing: LoadRunner Cloud makes it easy to design, create, and run tests. It’s an ideal cloud load-testing solution for your fast-moving agile development process. Simplified test creation: LoadRunner Cloud supports third-party open-source tools like JMeter, Gatling, and Selenium while enabling you to leverage pre-existing scripts written in best-in-class scripting applications like LoadRunner Developer, VuGen, TruClient, and DevWeb. LoadRunner Developer is integrated with LoadRunner Cloud. Although it is a great solution overall, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud does have some areas in need of improvement. It can present some challenges when you try to run it through different protocols and how you can containerize applications. When it comes to database testing, there are some things that we can't do through CI/CD. It would benefit from better integration with other tools so that when you do load testing you can also do a security check. Compared to the old-school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are kind of mediocre. All in all, I would give Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud an average rating of 9 out of 10. It meets all my business requirements, and I have been very satisfied with it.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 11, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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CM
Senior Performance Engineer at City of New York
Sep 21, 2020
There is no monthly or yearly cost but rather, the fees are based on the amount of traffic that you use. It is difficult to predict the costs until after you have begun using it.
Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Enterprise Architect at Bank in KSA/JPMORGAN
Nov 11, 2020
It's a subscription-based, pay-per-user license. I wouldn't say it's expensive. Because it was an on-premise license, it was a costly affair. Only certain stakeholders could use it. Now, it is enterprise-wide, we can have any number of cloud users performing the load testing because it is pay-per-user.
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