Execution is the process of executing the recorded script on the test environment. One can use LoadRunner Controller or Performance Center for managing load tests. Tests are carried out for various workloads as per the design of the test plan.

Performance test execution involves following activities:

  1. Manually check if web application is up. You can do this by visiting the application link in internet explorer and going through any simple flow.
  2. First validate all the scripts in VuGen with single iteration, see if scripts are working fine.
  3. Upload all the scripts in Performance Center or LoadRunner.
  4. Create test scenario according to the need.
  5. Add controller and load generators.
  6. Add monitors which are mentioned in test plan.
  7. Enable or disable the Diagnostic according to the need.
  8. Start the execution

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