I am using MI's Load Runner. The version of Load Runner is 7.x and it
is installed on a Win2000 m/c. I need a clarification regarding the
page display time.
When I record a web site and then use the script on the Controller
then does the result include the Page display time also? If not how
to estimate the Page display time.
The reason is that when navigating the site using the browser(both IE
and Netscape) the time taken to retrieve and display a page is double
than what is shown by the Controller in the Load Runner. I am using
the Analysis tool for displaying the Page breakdown.
You need put transaction markers around each transaction (i.e. clicking to
open a page). When you play this back in the Controller, the run-time graphs
and the analysis tool will tell you exactly how long it took to load each
I did put transaction markers around each page. Kindly clarify this
doubt of mine. Let us assume the following
X - Time taken to download a page from a web server by a browser.
Y - Time taken for a browser to display/paint a page.
Does the time specified by the Controller (assuming I have
transactions marked around a page) signify (X + Y) or just X.
--- In LoadRunner@y..., JosephH614@a... wrote:
I believe X and Y are the same thing. The transaction response time for a
page loading will include the time it takes for the browser to receive all
objects/page assets from webserver. The response is complete when all bytes
for a particular request has been received by the browser...and from my
experience, this is the same as when all objects are displayed by the browser
(logically, the object cannot be fully displayed and the response cannot be
completed unless bytes have been displayed).
One thing you have to remember is the time it takes to transfer the data is different then the time it takes a browser to get that data and then create your webpage. The data transfer part should be the same time in LoadRunner as in your browser; X, I believe in your example. Y should be the time it takes the LoadRunner host machine to create the webpage. Something to consider here, the time it take the browser to create the web page is dependant on the system you are using. The processor speed, ram, etc. Assuming the machine you are using and the host machine are equivalant, and have the same browser version, I would ensure your Loadrunner script is not returning errors instead of the page, or check to see if LoadRunner is for some reason getting precedance over other traffic at your application server.