LoadComplete http://smartbear.com/forums LoadComplete becomes LoadUIWeb Pro Esteemed LoadComplete users:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We would like to inform you that LoadComplete is rebranded as a new product line, LoadUIWeb, to align with our cutting edge API load testing tool, loadUI.<br /> SmartBear introduced a free load testing product, LoadUIWeb, in early April and will be releasing LoadUIWeb Pro 2.80 on April 30 to replace LoadComplete. Please visit the new product Web site, loaduiweb.org, for information on releases, updated documentation, and other content.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> If you are a LoadComplete customer, you are automatically transitioned to the new version of LoadUIWeb Pro, which will be uploaded to your client services portal account. You will receive an informational email on the date of LoadUIWeb Pro release. Your current license will work with LoadUIWeb Pro.<br /> <br /> We invite you to join the new [url=http://loaduiweb.org/forums.html]LoadUIWeb Forum[/url] for discussions on load testing and SmartBear load testing products. Your current SmartBear forum account is valid for the LoadUIWeb forum. All threads from the SmartBear LoadComplete forum will be moved over to the section of the LoadUIWeb forum called For LoadComplete Customers.<br /> <br /> Thank you for being SmartBear customers! We are looking forward to expanding the capability of our load testing solution under the new brand, and bringing our API and Web load testing tools closer together, for the benefit of our users.<br /> http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t79354/LoadComplete-becomes-LoadUIWeb-Pro 4/25/2013 10:04:25 PM ssokolov67 44c23416-a759-4dca-9fe2-1416dd77b05e Suggestions for future of Load Complete Hi,<br /> This thread is not to have any questions answered, but simply to give an opinion on the state of Load Complete at this point. We have been using it at our business for exactly one year now. We had originally chosen Load Complete over Visual Studio 2010 for Load Tests as we had evaluated that this was a better choice for our needs. One year later, I am now re-evaluating our decision as there are many pain points with Load Complete, that make running load tests quite the trouble some times.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Here is a list of suggestions for the next versions of Load Complete and I encourage others to reply to this with their own so that the people from Smartbear can see them.&nbsp;<br /> <ol> <li> Connecting to servers with different user credentials: When adding counters to monitor while load testing, there is no way to add credentials to connet to those servers, meaning the user which is running Load Complete has to have the rights as admin or as a performance monitor on the remote server. Currently the only work around is to do a &quot;shift + right-click&quot; when starting Load Complete and running the application as the user which has the rights on that server. This is a pain to do plus it does not help us in case we want to monitor different servers with different credentials at the same time. This is one of our biggest pain points, as we have servers on many different domains with different user accounts that must be used.&nbsp;</li> <li> When starting Load Complete as another user, some of the options cause us problems as we are not the local user. Exemple: exporting log results to pdf is no longer available and thus we have to use the .mht exportation which is a whole other problem in itself (format that only works with internet explorer).&nbsp;</li> <li> Error messages such as connection errors in Load Complete when trying to connect to remote stations or servers are of little or no help when connection fails. Exemple: If you add a station to the Stations page and run the &quot;check current station&quot; you either get a red &quot;X&quot; or a green checkmark. When you get the red &quot;X&quot; you don&#39;t know why. Is the stationg offline, is the station not running the Load Complete agent, is the station not running the same version of the Load Complete agent (not compatible between versions), is the Load Complete agent crashed (this happens way too often), etc. We can loose a lot of time figuring out something that should be trivial.</li> <li> When connecting performance counters, the information given is all but useless when the operation fails. I still have some servers which I cannot monitor through Load Complete and even with the help from tech support we do not know why. I must open the Windows Performance Monitor each time I run a loat test against this server and connect to it that way.&nbsp;</li> <li> There is currently no way to connect to a Linux server for performance counters. I know the windows performance couters interface does not exist in Linux, but it would be nice to have some way to connect to these, either by installing a remote app on those servers that can be connected in Load Complete or by giving the appropriate credentials to Load Complete so that the app can connect and retrieve the appropriate information.&nbsp;</li> <li> After a Load test when we see the error messages (OK, Warning or error)&nbsp;it would be nice to be able to sort the messages other than just but status. Running a stress test creates thousands of messages and it would be nice if we could sort by return code, virtual user group and scenario.&nbsp;</li> </ol> <br /> This is everything I can think of off the top of my head, but like I said, I encourage others to add to this so that SmartBear can add these features to Load Complete.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Thanks,&nbsp;<br /> Louis-Philippe http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t79254/Suggestions-for-future-of-Load-Complete 4/22/2013 10:48:07 AM Louis-Philippe Bruneau c92507b7-20d0-4b65-aaf4-0f14f1fb15d9 RE: Error &#39;Interface not supported&#39;. Hi Abhishek,<br /> <br /> I&#39;ll need some diagnostic information to learn the error&#39;s nature. To collect the information, please follow the instructions below:<br /> <br /> 1. Download the [url=http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols/debuggers/dbg_x86_6.11.1.404.msi]Debugging Tools for Windows[/url] package and install it.<br /> <br /> 2. Create the &quot;C:\dumps&quot; folder.<br /> <br /> 3. Run &quot;C:\Program Files\Debugging Tools for Windows (x86)\windbg.exe&quot; (on 32-bit versions of Windows) or &quot;C:\Program Files (x86)\Debugging Tools for Windows (x86)\windbg.exe&quot; (on 64-bit versions of Windows) as an Administrator.<br /> <br /> 4. Choose WinDbg&#39;s &quot;File | Open Executable...&quot; main menu item and choose the loadcomplete.exe executable in the dialog that appears.<br /> <br /> 5. Choose No in the dialog that suggests saving information for the workspace. After that, WinDbg will start LoadComplete and trace exceptions that occur in it.<br /> <br /> 6. Execute the following command in WinDbg&#39;s Command window:<br /> gn; .dump /m /u C:\dumps\.dmp; z(1&gt;0)<br /> <br /> WinDbg will automatically create memory dumps when exceptions occur.<br /> <br /> 7. Right after the error message appears, click somewhere within the Command window to select it and save its contents to the &quot;C:\dumps\output.txt&quot; file by choosing the &quot;Edit | Write Window Text to File...&quot; main menu item and specifying this file in the dialog that appears.<br /> <br /> 8. Pack the &quot;C:\dumps&quot; folder and [url=http://support.smartbear.com/message/?prod=LoadComplete]send me[/url] the archive.<br /> <br /> Thanks in advance. http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78860/RE-Error-39;Interface-not-supported-39; 4/12/2013 5:27:57 AM Mike 72cdc13a-a2c7-4d33-a118-478dee7baefb Error &#39;Interface not supported&#39;. When i launch Loadcomplete from administrator.<strong>It&#39;s not recording traffic </strong>and when i close the application it displayed the error <strong>&#39;Interface not supported.&nbsp;</strong>Here i have attached screenshot for the reference.<br /> <br /> Please help !!! http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78860/Error-39;Interface-not-supported-39; 4/6/2013 1:17:22 AM abhishek c 7a1a6443-22ae-47c4-9428-17ba65b8c2de RE: Validation tab is not displaying in Load complete Abhishek<br /> validations were added in LoadComplete 2.6 (Sept 2012).<br /> If you are using 2.6 or later, and you have the picture as you shared here, please submit a support ticket via our support portal - you have a link in the start page and a Help menu item in LoadComplete that take you there. http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78781/RE-Validation-tab-is-not-displaying-in-Load-co 4/5/2013 8:33:51 AM ssokolov67 3fcba4f3-a9cc-4ed0-aeb2-4653ae437beb RE: Load complete: windows server configuration error <div> Hi Abhishek,</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Go though the [url=http://support.smartbear.com/viewarticle/34467/]&quot;Configuring Servers for Monitoring&quot;[/url] article to learn what preparations must be done to use performance counters.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78779/RE-Load-complete-windows-server-configuration 4/4/2013 6:02:48 AM Tanya Gorbunova 71eed84d-1e72-4ab3-b7c1-c5343c261254 RE: Validation tab is not displaying in Load complete <div> Hi Abhishek,</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Please make sure that you are using LoadComplete v.2.70. This tab was implemented in one of the latest product versions.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78781/RE-Validation-tab-is-not-displaying-in-Load-co 4/4/2013 5:41:55 AM Tanya Gorbunova 1e76c163-4e15-4803-b8f0-8a58a7cf16d8 Validation tab is not displaying in Load complete Please reply asap. http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78781/Validation-tab-is-not-displaying-in-Load-comple 4/4/2013 2:44:42 AM abhishek c 4ef2866a-c699-4603-9991-5092c1866133 Load complete: windows server configuration error Connectivity from windows servers fails. http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78779/Load-complete-windows-server-configuration-err 4/4/2013 2:37:39 AM abhishek c 55906ba1-d929-4f41-a7cf-a44a9eceea4b RE: Load test client and web client simultaneously D<br /> <br /> If this is HTTP traffic then we probably can record and replay both portions. LoadComplete recording is not proxy based and thus it can record traffic from multiple clients (as long as it is HTTP/HTTPS)<br /> What you probably want to do is record different scenarios for different clients and merge them within a single test.<br /> <br /> We have a service-based engagement to enable load testing for clients that are based on TestComplete.<br /> <br /> How many concurrent users are you looking to emulate? http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78248/RE-Load-test-client-and-web-client-simultaneou 3/29/2013 10:37:38 PM ssokolov67 a4e3390e-ddbd-49be-8039-829b19790ec8 RE: performance test more than 2 servers at a time Hi Teddy,<br /> <br /> Just to be clear, you can access the counters menu by right-clicking on Load Testing in your project explorer and selecting EDIT/RUNTIME GRAPHS.&nbsp;&nbsp; Next, right-click on one of the charts, and select COUNTERS.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> From here, you can add additional counters.<br /> <br /> Please let us know if you have been successful.<br /> <br /> http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78165/RE-performance-test-more-than-2-servers-at-a-t 3/26/2013 8:04:54 AM Michael J. Punsky c6294035-23dc-4802-aaea-fc4605cc4f64 Best Practice: Storing Page Bodies LoadComplete can be configured to store response bodies:<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; tools/options/engines/simulation/store request bodies<br /> <br /> While this is a great tool to use when debugging a scenario/test, this option should be unchecked during normal testing.&nbsp;&nbsp; As you can imagine, storing response bodies can negatively impact your tests in the folowing ways: <ol> <li> This adds additional processing overhead for the controller and and remote agents(RAS).</li> <li> This will increase the size of your logs significantly.</li> </ol> Bottom Line:&nbsp; Use this sparingly, and only in debug situations. http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78444/Best-Practice-Storing-Page-Bodies 3/22/2013 1:59:37 PM Michael J. Punsky 0673df72-e041-4dc5-a2ed-0d5fae7d1c02 RE: performance test more than 2 servers at a time Dear Teddy:<br /> LoadComplete can monitor any number of servers at a time.<br /> The new project dialog has options for two servers.<br /> If you need to monitor more than two, you&#39;ll need to add appropriate metrics later on, using the Counters menu.<br /> As usual, Interactive Help to the rescue.<br /> Click on the Select Servers and Metrics to be Monitored topic, and not only does it explain the steps, it also opens the appropriate runtime chart view, where you can add your hosts and metrics for those.<br /> Hopefully this answers the question, else please post a follow up and we&#39;ll provide more details.<br /> Happy load testing! http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78165/RE-performance-test-more-than-2-servers-at-a-t 3/18/2013 11:59:49 AM ssokolov67 14df6f24-9f27-4517-a2b7-85ed8c110ec4 RE: performance test more than 2 servers at a time Iam surprised that none at even SmartBear can take a stab to answer this question. If you cant convince and educate potential users about how you would go about this limitation, Iam not sure who else would? http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78165/RE-performance-test-more-than-2-servers-at-a-t 3/15/2013 2:06:46 PM Teddy B bdd15f47-1f27-4aa1-95e5-f8bec51dee19 Load test client and web client simultaneously Is it possible to use Loadtest to test client-based connections and web based connections at the same time. This application has a client-based (TCP or HTTP) connection via port8001 for users and a portal based (http through most any browser) for customers to access? trying to find a tool that will do both. http://smartbear.com/forums/f73/t78248/Load-test-client-and-web-client-simultaneously 3/14/2013 11:35:41 AM D Hammond c4a44833-603a-4a89-8ff0-318d5b5e881e