Chid
(Active Member)
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

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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.

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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:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/loadrunner/
http://groups.google.com/group/LR-LoadRunner
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Advanced-LoadRunner/ (very little activity there - only for experienced users)

Discussion Boards:
http://www.sqaforums.com/postlist.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB6 (ofcourse!)
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/categoryhome.do?categoryId=915 (HP Perf Center Forum)
http://www.bish.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=2.0 (Richard Bishop)

White Papers / Presentations:
HP LoadRunner tips and tricks
https://h10078.www1.hp.com/bto/download/loadrunner-configuration.pdf
Performance Center New Features:
http://hpbroadband.com/(S(vlbj3h3h2ej4qane0gsonc55))/program.aspx?key=5831MtEPC7May2009
LR Compiler
http://www.loadtester.com/under-hood-loadrunner-compiler


Blogs:
Official HP Blog: http://www.communities.hp.com/online/blogs/loadrunner/default.aspx
Scott Moore, Tim Chase et al http://www.loadtester.com/blog
Alexander Podelko http://www.testingreflections.com/blog/67
Stuart Moncrieff http://www.myloadtest.com/ & http://www.jds.net.au/tag/loadrunner/
Dmitry Motevich http://motevich.blogspot.com/ (includes video tutorials)
papayamilkshake/Hwee Seong Tan http://www.loadrunnertnt.com/tag/loadrunner/
Kim Sandell http://ptfrontline.wordpress.com/category/loadrunner/
Richard Bishop http://www.bish.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=34:recent&Itemid=1



Wilson Mar: (deserves a seperate heading of his own - not a blog - but additional reading)
LoadRunner Architecture http://www.wilsonmar.com/1loadrun.htm
VUScripting http://www.wilsonmar.com/1lrscript.htm
VTS http://www.wilsonmar.com/1mercvts.htm
AJAX RIA web app load testing using LoadRunner http://www.wilsonmar.com/ajax_rec.htm
Results Explorer http://www.wilsonmar.com/lrexplore.htm


Twitter Feeds
Coming Soon


Protocol & Application Specific Resources

AJAX c & s
http://www.wilsonmar.com/ajax_rec.htm

Flex, AMF
http://hpbroadband.com/(S(3uelw04503pkjo55saxzlofd))/program.aspx?key=5831LoadRunner24March10

CITRIX
CITRIX document (for LR7.51)
http://www.ccaheaven.com/wps/Mercury%20Interactive's%20LoadRunner%20for%20Citrix.pdf
Tim Chase CITRIX Scripting Best Practices
http://www.loadtester.com/whitepapers/Citrix_LoadRunner.pdf
Scott Moore's CITRIX Scripting Tips
http://www.loadtester.com/citrix-tips-2007-part-1

Remedy ARS
From JDS http://www.jds.net.au/tech-tips/vugen-scripting-for-remedy/

Misc stuff
LoadRunner VuGen to JMeter conversion
http://www.performanceengineer.com/blog/lr2jm-convert-loadrunner-scripts-to-jmeter/
Various Links : http://loadtester.tumblr.com/

Certification Information:
http://h20546.www2.hp.com/main/americas/certification/?sitepick=PT (General Info)
http://www.hp.com/partnerlearning/learner_id.html (HP Learner ID)
https://ibt1.prometric.com/index.asp?ibt=9710657000& (Prometric Id)



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