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04/23/10 08:14 AM
LoadRunner - Reading and Training Sources

We all know that LR is a difficult tool to master - a common refrain is that there is not enough material out there. nothing can be farther from the truth. I have compiled the following to help people willing to learn more on LR to find everything in one place


First start with your documentation on your PC.

Copy paste the file locations in your browser

Read First

What is Load Testing (10 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\help\Learn_More_Testing.pdf

HP LoadRunner Quick Start (30 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\tutorial\LR_QuickStart.pdf

Tutorial (150 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\tutorial\Tutorial.pdf

User Guides

Virtual User Generator (1420 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\help\vugen.pdf

Controller (552 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\help\Cntrl_pc.pdf

Analysis (676 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\help\analysis.pdf

Online Monitoring Reference (402 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\help\online.pdf

Additional Reading

Installation Guide (80 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\help\install.pdf

Monitoring Best Practices (248 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\help\Monitoring_BP.pdf

Flex Protocol Enhancements (12 Pages)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\dat\Flex.pdf

Thats 3580 Pages of information on LR - How many pages have you gone through? (I probably did less than 1500)

The above can also be found in Compiled Help Files. A couple like the Automation and Function reference are not found in the PDFs above, so it makes sense to list out the locations of these.

CHM Files

Everything from the above PDF listing
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\bin\online.chm

Function Reference
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\bin\FuncRef.chm

C Language function ref
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\bin\c_language_FuncRef.chm

Automation Reference (dont even go there)
C:\Program Files\HP\LoadRunner\bin\automation.chm

Well thats with the Documentation on your PC.


Now for the online stuff. Remember, many of your queries can be solved by using the search functionality at any of the following sites. Make it a habit to devote time every week to go through the latest posts, and it will make quite a good difference in your learning path.

Email Lists: (very little activity there - only for experienced users)

Discussion Boards: (ofcourse!) (HP Perf Center Forum) (Richard Bishop)

White Papers / Presentations:
HP LoadRunner tips and tricks
Performance Center New Features:
LR Compiler

Official HP Blog:
Scott Moore, Tim Chase et al
Alexander Podelko
Stuart Moncrieff &
Dmitry Motevich (includes video tutorials)
papayamilkshake/Hwee Seong Tan
Kim Sandell
Richard Bishop

Wilson Mar: (deserves a seperate heading of his own - not a blog - but additional reading)
LoadRunner Architecture
AJAX RIA web app load testing using LoadRunner
Results Explorer

Twitter Feeds
Coming Soon

Protocol & Application Specific Resources

AJAX c & s

Flex, AMF

CITRIX document (for LR7.51)'s%20LoadRunner%20for%20Citrix.pdf
Tim Chase CITRIX Scripting Best Practices
Scott Moore's CITRIX Scripting Tips

Remedy ARS
From JDS

Misc stuff
LoadRunner VuGen to JMeter conversion
Various Links :

Certification Information: (General Info) (HP Learner ID) (Prometric Id)

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