What’s New?

Automate performance testing from APIs to end-to-end application testing

Releases

NeoLoad 7.11

NeoLoad 7.10

NeoLoad 7.9

NeoLoad 7.8

NeoLoad 7.7

NeoLoad 7.6

NeoLoad 7.5

NeoLoad 7.4

September 2021 Release

What’s New in NeoLoad 7.11?

Easy, more flexible burst licensing options

NeoLoad is licensed on a virtual user (VU) basis, meaning each license accounts for how many VUs can be generated as load to stress a system under test. The VU licenses are used ongoing for continuous performance testing. To account for the use case where teams need to have less frequent very high load testing, NeoLoad now also offers complementary virtual user hour (VUH) licensing to bring high flexibility for occasional high volume tests.VUH licenses can be added to a VU base license to optimize license cost for a broad range of use cases. Examples include spikes in load from Black Friday shopping or during open enrollment season for insurance companies.

VU and VUH licenses can be managed, administered and used dynamically from NeoLoad. With VUH activated, you can set a number of VUs in a test higher than your VU license quota, and NeoLoad will dynamically compute the number of VUH needed “on top” of your VU license.For instance, if you want to do a one off 2,500 VU test but your VU license is only for 1,000, you can use 1,500 VUH licenses to combine with the existing 1,000 licenses to reach the 2,500 VU test.

You can also check NeoLoad to see how many VUH licenses are left to be consumed for testing.

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VUH licensing is available for all web protocols and the Citrix protocol. VUH licensing for SAP GUI is not available.

Learn more with the VUH guide

Enhancements

Direct project export to NeoLoad Web
NeoLoad GUI can now directly export an optimized project file to an existing NeoLoad Web test to reduce the time and effort to test an updated project.

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Tricentis qTest integration
We introduced a new option to create defects in qTest when NeoLoad SLAs are breached. The URL to qTest that is inserted in NeoLoad reports now targets the qTest test run.

Tricentis TOSCA integration
Tosca can send end user experience metrics to NeoLoad. Compatible with Tosca 14.3.

Dynatrace integration enhancements
• Dynamic monitoring now creates counters during a test to observe and optimize within auto-scaling systems. Now any change in the infrastructure under test is reflected in NeoLoad. For example, when a new container is started during a load test session, it will be added to NeoLoad, and in a case where the environment is sized down, the chart corresponding to the component (a Docker container) is stopped.
• Other Dynatrace enhancements include an option to handle self-signed certificates for a Dynatrace instance deployed on-premises and the ability to set a proxy specifically for the
Dynatrace integration.

Dashboard improvements
The notification displayed in case of concurrent modification now displays the user name of the other editor.

NeoLoad Web API
Download reports as PDF with “POST /v3/workspaces/{workspaceId}/test-results/{resultId}/report”. See the NeoLoad Web API documentation.

SAP GUI
NeoLoad 64 bit now supports the 64 bit version of SAP GUI for Windows so that you can design and run SAP GUI tests without the memory limitation of the 32 bit version.

How to Update to NeoLoad 7.11

Provided you have a valid support package, here’s how to update your version of NeoLoad:

  1. Download NeoLoad 7.11
  2. Install NeoLoad in a new directory (do not install on top of the old version).
  3. You don’t need a new license key. You will just be asked to activate your current license key for version 7.11
  4. Make sure you back up your projects before using them with the new version.

Get more information about upgrading NeoLoad to version 7.11, NeoLoad Web on-premise to version 2.8 or download the NeoLoad Trial!