Performance Center 12.x Essentials (PC120)

Course Description Agenda

Course Overview

This five-day course introduces students to ALM Performance Center 12.0 and the Virtual User Generator (VuGen) application, which is a scripting tool used to record and run user actions on an application to be load tested. The topics include how to schedule tests, run tests, and analyze test results. Students learn how to effectively and efficiently plan, create, schedule, and run a simple test based on the goals determined at the planning phase and to interpret analysis graphs and achieve set performance testing goals. They also focus on planning, creating, and enhancing Virtual User (Vuser) scripts using VuGen in the web environment. All topics are supported by hands-on labs, designed to provide you with the knowledge necessary to create scripts in the web environment.

The class is appropriate for both experienced and new product users and others responsible for or involved in performance testing with Performance Center and/or VuGen scripting.

The course consists of focused, task-oriented lectures, text, and a series of detailed hands-on labs to teach the course material to the student.

The hands-on labs use version 12.5 of the software.

The hands-on labs for this course use version 12.5 of the ALM software.

A qui s'adresse cette formation

This course is intended for:

  • Quality Assurance and Performance Engineers
  • Users of ALM Performance Center who need to create scripts to load test their web applications and run those scripts in the ALM Performance Center environment
  • Users of LoadRunner who need to create scripts to load test their web applications
  • Executives involved in any aspect of the load testing process


To be successful in this course, you should have the following prerequisites or knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of Windows, web sites, and browsers
  • Fundamental understanding of C programming is helpful, but not required


Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Performance Center (PC) architecture
  • Manage user accounts
  • Assign user privileges
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Oversee server resources
  • Manage test executions
  • Monitor and analyze error information using various reports
  • Plan effectively for load tests
  • Describe the user site’s functionality
  • Create, configure, and execute load tests
  • Use analysis graphs to determine whether the test achieved the set goals
  • Record scripts in the web environment using the Virtual User Generator (VuGen)
  • Measure steps and business processes using transactions
  • Parameterize scripts to vary user input data
  • Customize scripts by adding VuGen and basic C language functions
  • Correlate scripts to process server-generated data


  • Identify the contents and objectives of the course
  • Define the class schedule and class logistics
  • Identify the related courses
  • Discuss the lab environment details
  • Describe the basic PC architecture and functionality
  • Identify the steps of the load testing process
  • Provide an overview of ALM PC sites
  • Explain roles and tasks of PC team members
  • Describe the new features of PC 12.5
  • Describe the enhancements in My PC
  • Build a Protocol Usage report
  • Describe the enhancements in VuGen
  • Describe how to use TruClientWeb within PC
  • Describe the enhancements in online graphics
  • Describe the improvements in the Performance Application Lifecycle (PAL)
  • Explain the purpose and advantages of the ALM PC user site
  • Explore the ALM PC user site
  • Describe the privilege levels and access rights for a project
  • Analyze the Application Under Test (AUT)
  • Gather preliminary information before load testing your system
  • Organize system information effectively
  • Use the gathered information to plan load tests
  • Prepare and modify Vuser scripts
  • Connect VuGen to an ALM session
  • Upload Vuser scripts to ALM
  • Define timeslots
  • Reserve and manage timeslots successfully
  • Configure load test settings
  • Create monitor profiles
  • Define Service Level Agreements (SLAs)s
  • Create a test set
  • Configure scheduling options for the test
  • Set load test goals using SLAs
  • Run the test
  • Configure the project settings and PC Controller options
  • Explain the performance test run flow
  • Monitor the flow of the performance test run
  • Monitor the performance test run
  • Analyze the performance test results
  • Explain the views available on the Dashboard page
  • Create and configure reports in the Analysis view
  • Create and configure graphs in the Analysis view
  • Create and configure the Project dashboard pages
  • Collate and analyze the load test data
  • Generate reports and graphs for a test set
  • Download the load test results files
  • Upload the files and reports
  • View and manage tests using the system perspectives
  • Create new defects
  • Link defects and other entities
  • Monitor and track defects in ALM
  • Assign, repair, and update defects
  • Analyze defects and generate defect reports
  • Export defect reports
  • Add, configure, and reboot hosts in ALM
  • Provision cloud hosts
  • Create AUT hosts
  • Reboot servers and check host connectivity
  • Create topologies
  • Create monitors for web servers
  • Explain requirements and their advantages
  • Explore the options in the Requirements view
  • Create requirements
  • Explain and import business models
  • Link requirements and tests to model entities
  • Explore the Lab Settings module in the Lab Management website
  • Explore the Cloud Settings module in the Lab Management website
  • Explore the Lab Resources module in the Lab Management website
  • Explore the Performance Center module in the Lab Management website
  • Explore the Servers module in the Lab Management website
  • Create projects using the Site Administration website
  • Create domains using the Site Administration website
  • Explore the tabs on the Site Administration website
  • Identify the contents and objectives of the course
  • Define the class schedule and class logistics
  • Identify the related courses
  • Discuss the lab environment details
  • Define Virtual User (Vuser) and VuGen
  • Explore the new look and feel of the VuGen UI
  • Explain how to use the step navigator and solution explorer
  • Discuss the script workflow
  • Create scripts using VuGen
  • Record business processes with VuGen
  • Explore the new look and feel of the VuGen UI
  • Describe the user experience and protocol enhancements
  • Build a community and describe the concept of flexible delivery
  • Access and use the protocol advisor for recording
  • Create VuGen scripts by recording user steps
  • Save scripts in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Create a Vuser script template
  • Create business process reports
  • Recognize the debugging tools available in VuGen
  • Identify and configure the appropriate web run-time settings for replaying scripts
  • Replay and debug the script in VuGen
  • Explain the use of transactions in a script
  • Add a transaction into a script during recording
  • Insert a transaction into a script after recording
  • Define parameterization
  • Determine when to parameterize a script
  • Create and modify parameter lists
  • Create new parameters
  • Work with parameter properties
  • Configure run-time settings for parameters)s
  • Identify the need to use verification in scripts
  • Define verification for scripts
  • Add text checkpoints during and after recording of scripts
  • Define an action for a web script
  • Record a script with multiple actions
  • Create action blocks
  • Work with the VuGen Editor
  • Send customized output messages to the Replay log
  • Identify basic C code including statements, variables, and functions
  • Apply basic debugging techniques in VuGen
  • Explain general LR functions
  • Explain protocol-specific functions
  • Describe correlation
  • Work with the Correlation Studio
  • Correlate dynamic values after recording a script
  • Explain the manual correlation process
  • Configure the parameters for correlation
  • Correlate a script manually by:
  • Using the WDiff utility
  • Adding the web_reg_save_param_ex correlation function
  • Parameterizing the dynamic value in the script
  • Create correlation rules to auto correlate during recording
  • Regenerate and record scripts
  • Import and export correlation ruless
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Durée 5 jours

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