I want to carry out performance testing using LoadRunner against an application based around the Staffware workflow environment. My question is, does anyone have experience of using LoadRunner with Staffware? If so, what protocols are appropriate for the Vuser scripts? My concern is that Staffware uses proprietary protocols that won't be compatible with LoadRunner.
Although I don't have specific knowledge of Staffware, LoadRunner has probably the widest range of protocol support and if you can't find it there, you will have a hard time using any tool besides a custom developed one.
At worst case, you can capture traffic at the sockets layer (WINSOCK) (at the TCP/IP layer). It requires a bit more work to correlate and you have to know what you are doing, but it will get the job done.