September 2018 Release
What’s New in NeoLoad 6.6?
NeoLoad 6.6 represents a new milestone in our objective to deliver a performance testing platform which supports the requirements of large, distributed enterprises during their Agile software delivery evolution.
Enterprise Performance Testing Platform: One-stop, Efficient, Secure
Self-service Platform for Agile and DevOps Teams
- Launch tests from NeoLoad web or control the platform from your CI/CD server
- Use NeoLoad as a centralized point of access to your load testing infrastructure including your
- On-premise load generators
- Dynamic load test infrastructure using a private cloud or Docker: leverage NeoLoad controllers and load generators in the form of a Docker image
- Available in NeoLoad Web since the version 6.0: analyze and share your load test results in real-time – all from a web interface
Establish a one-stop, self-service performance testing platform across your organization to enforce efficient and robust testing practices across distributed Agile teams. NeoLoad Web is built-into your Free, Professional, and Enterprise editions. Try NeoLoad Web SaaS Platform or Install On-premise Version
Read more about NeoLoad Web Runtime
NeoLoad: The Foundation of Your Performance Engineering Data
- Import third-party data into NeoLoad to enrich the performance testing analysis, or export NeoLoad test data into your toolchain
- New NeoLoad Web monitoring API: Correlate third-party monitoring data into NeoLoad web during a test for deeper insight
NeoLoad Platform API – the Foundation of Your Performance Engineering Data
Enforce a performance engineering approach where performance data is continuously monitored and correlated from the first component tests to production and from application server to end-user experience KPIs. Read more about NeoLoad Web API
SAP GUI Load Testing Efficiency
NeoLoad 6.6 brings enhanced efficiency to your SAP performance testing practice:
- See SAP GUI screenshots in your test design to make it faster and easier to navigate each of your test steps while fine-tuning your scenario
- Take screenshots of an error during runtime
- Scale SAP GUI load tests: By-pass SAP GUI session limitation on Windows by launching several load generators across different ports on the same machine
Make your SAP testing more efficient and aligned with performance testing processes used for all your applications. Read more about SAP GUI Testing
LoadRunner Script Converter
Accelerate your shift to Agile load testing with NeoLoad leveraging your existing portfolio of tests designed with LoadRunner. NeoLoad 6.6 provides an enhanced converter allowing you to:
- Rapidly transform LoadRunner scripts into NeoLoad projects
- Start the migration when you want: No need to run LoadRunner scripts on your application first
- Migrate Web – HTTP/HTML LoadRunner scripts, including those designed using “click and script”
- Use the converter through the NeoLoad interface or through the command line to convert scripts in batches
Leverage your test assets using the industry’s most comprehensive and modern load testing platform available. Learn More about the Script Converter
AMQP/S Enriches NeoLoad Messaging Protocol Support
In addition to other messaging protocol support such as JMS and MQTT, NeoLoad 6.6 supports AMQP/S – giving users comprehensive coverage of IoT systems load testing.
NeoLoad Messaging Protocol Support
With NeoLoad, develop using the latest technologies, test your applications with industry-leading protocols.
See the Full List of Supported Technologies
Integration with XL Release from XebiaLabs
NeoLoad 6.6 includes new integration with XL Release from XebiaLabs – a recognized DevOps and Application Release Automation tool.
- Automatically trigger a NeoLoad performance test from XL Release
- Detect performance regression directly within XL Release
This integration complements NeoLoad existing CI/CD plugins for Jenkins, Bamboo, and TeamCity.
Learn more about NeoLoad Integrations
Additional New Features Available:
- Docker load generators are compatible with OpenShift
- New Docker Controllers which settings can be overridden by environment variables.
- Faster design for API Testing. You can provide a sample response so NeoLoad can help you designing extractors and validators:
- Edit the recorded response content during test design
- Define response content for a new manually created request
- More efficient cross-versioning compatibility: Faster access to an older project version. This is especially beneficial for collaboration
- Improved productivity of test settings: Bulk edit of load generators’ network interface
How to Update to NeoLoad 6.6
Provided you have a valid support package, here’s how to update your version of NeoLoad:
- Download NeoLoad 6.6
- Install NeoLoad in a new directory (do not install on top of the old version).
- You don’t need a new license key. You will just be asked to activate your current license key for version 6.6
- Make sure you back up your projects before using them with the new version.