NeoLoad Technical Features
Test Scenario Design
NeoLoad has dedicated support for recording all the latest web technologies like HTML5, Push, WebSocket, AngularJS, Oracle Forms and many more.
See the full list of supported technologies
Smart extraction of data and dynamic links from pages for variabilization in the performance testing scenario, with no need for scripts:
- Pre-defined rules for the most common frameworks: .Net, JSF, Oracle E-Business, SAP Web and more
- Automatic detection and handling of application-specific parameters
Easily define advanced data extraction rules and save time by validating them against recorded content before running the test.
Quickly check a user path against a new version of the application under test to identify changes that may cause errors.
NeoLoad provides a prefilled list of transactions to make the recording process faster. Pick from current user paths or upload transaction names from a CSV file.
Insert a partial recording into an existing user path.
Supports SSL and Kerberos, NTLM, Basic, Digest authentications, or authentication by client certificates.
Record any mobile application (native, hybrid or mobile browser) directly from any mobile device with proxy mode or DNS tunnel mode.
Automatic configuration of scenarios for Push calls (polling and streaming). Specific performance metrics for push.
NeoLoad provides specific metrics for testing media content performance under load (video and audio):
- Play Length
- Buffer Fill
- Lag Length
- Lag Ratio
Share business or technical building blocks among several user paths.
NeoLoad’s Advanced Actions allow users to to customize the behavior of virtual users. Some Advanced Actions are bundled with NeoLoad. Others are available for download through Neotys Labs. Additionally, you can create your own actions by developing an extension written in Java with a JAR file.
Runtime Test Execution
View each virtual user in real time (requests/responses received) for easier fine-tuning of advanced tests.
Follow your infrastructure’s behavior and business transactions’ response times in real time. The alert thresholds enable you to detect any glitches.
NeoLoad’s distributed architecture allows you to apply extremely high loads to your server – up to millions of virtual users at a time. On-premise load generators are provided at no extra charge.
NeoLoad can use both on-premise and cloud load generators. NeoLoad is integrated with the on-demand Neotys Cloud Platform.
Emulate users accessing the server with varying bandwidths, latency and packet loss with preconfigured values for varying signal strengths of 3G, 4G, WiFi and more.
Simulate different browsers and mobile devices for accurate content delivery and parallel connections.
Allocate your users according to their business profile.
Change the load volume while a test is running.
NeoLoad supports monitoring of a broad range of infrastructure technologies including operating systems, application servers, web servers, databases and network devices. See the full list of monitors
Each monitoring module ships pre-configured with the performance counters tailored to your system.
NeoLoad provides threshold values, derived from industry best practices, to raise the appropriate alerts. Of course, these are also customizable to meet the specific needs of your business.
The agentless design of our monitoring modules ensures non-intrusive remote monitoring so you get the insight without the overhead.
The NeoLoad controller contains an embedded monitoring engine for ease of use. Additional engines can be deployed in sub-networks to facilitate firewall configuration.
Import data from external monitoring tools.
NeoLoad enables you to easily identify the root causes of issues:
- List of events where the alert thresholds were exceeded (preset thresholds or user configured).
- Portfolio of graphs to assist you in analyzing problems based on your infrastructure’s behavior.
Automatically check the Service Level Agreement for sub-components of the application.
Analyze the results from the business perspective specific to your company.
Create boards to group graphs by theme or test result for use during runtime and analysis.
Instantly compare differences in performance from one test to the next.
Filter your results according to different criteria (time period, load generator, transaction problem).
Compare a single population to an average of all populations or specific populations with different client simulation, network settings, etc.
Compare results by geographic location of load generators through the Neotys Cloud Platform.
Whether it’s an overall analysis of behavior, or an in-depth analysis of the data flow to a particular user, NeoLoad reports provide you with the level of detail you require. The reports may be generated in HTML, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word or XML format.
The Neotys Team Server enables sharing user paths across teams. This enables you to have several testers involved in the creation of test cases which helps teams save time and be more productive.
The Neotys Team Server enables sharing test results across teams, so that you can have anyone conduct analysis on the tests.
The Neotys Team Server allows organizations with the NeoLoad Enterprise Edition license to share a pool of virtual users. Teams can share the software license to perform concurrent testing on different applications at the same time or use the full pool of VUs on a single application at other times.
Integrations & APIs
User paths designed in NeoLoad can be used directly by NeoSense to monitor an application 24×7. After initial setup, user paths in NeoSense can be updated from NeoLoad with one click. NeoLoad and NeoSense work in conjunction to provide a comprehensive Continuous Performance Validation solution.
NeoLoad supports developers and testers with integrations to the most popular CI tools enabling teams to make performance an everyday consideration without delaying all testing at the end of the development phase. NeoLoad can generate SLA pass/fail reports in JUnit format for easy integration with any Continuous Integration Server.
NeoLoad provides an out-of-the-box CI plugin for:
Plugins available from the Download Center.
Gather device-side and browser-side metrics from real devices and browsers by automatically launching tests in functional testing tools during a NeoLoad test. These metrics are collected in NeoLoad through the Data Exchange API enabling you to understand the complete end user experience.
NeoLoad integrates with the following functional testing tools:
- Perfecto’s MobileCloud
- Tricentis Tosca Testsuite
- Jamo Solutions M-eux Test
- Inflectra Rapise
- Any Java or C# based tool
During load and performance testing of web applications, it is essential to collect metrics on the application components and application servers to effectively pinpoint and understand the causes of performance problems. Combining information obtained from performance testing (NeoLoad) with in-depth metrics from an application performance management tool can help accelerate the identification of root cause in highly complex applications.
NeoLoad integrates with the following APM tools:
- CA APM
- Nudge APM
Record, variabilize and replay any “non-standard” traffic for any custom data stream over HTTP.
Enables the transfer of browser-based functional test cases (including Selenium tests) to NeoLoad via scripting.
Start/stop a test or add/remove virtual users during runtime automatically through this open API.
Neotys provides APIs and extensions to customize and extend the behavior of NeoLoad. Neotys Labs provides different pluggable assets for NeoLoad. The different asset types are:
- Code and Libraries
- Advanced Actions
- Data Format Extensions
Visit Neotys Labs for more information.