HP ALM Performance Center 12 and HP LoadRunner 12 System Requirements

Overview

HP ALM Performance Center 12 and HP LoadRunner 12

System Requirements

This page provides our recommended and supported environments for HP ALM Performance Center version 12 and HP LoadRunner version 12.

HP ALM Performance Center System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for installing ALM for Performance Center, and Performance Center components.

Performance Center Server Configurations

This section describes the system requirements for installing a Performance Center Server.

Processor

CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible

Speed: 2 GHz or higher recommended, 1 GHz minimum.

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 4 GB 

Available Hard Disk Space

Minimum: 5 GB

Screen Resolution

Minimum: 1024 x 768

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit (Recommended)

Windows Server 2012 64 bit

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8,9 or 10

Web Server

IIS 7.5 or 8

 

Recommended ALM and Performance Center Configurations

The following table describes the recommended configuration for Performance Center server components. They should be used along with the recommended ALM server configurations above. For more information, see Recommended ALM Server Configurations.


Performance Center Server Operating System

Windows 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit

Host Operating System

Windows 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit

 

Host and Windows Standalone Load Generator Configurations

This section describes the system requirements for installing a Performance Center Host and a standalone Load Generator on Windows.

Processor

CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible

Speed: 1.6 GHz minimum. 2 GHz or higher recommended

 

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 2 GB

Recommended: 4 GB or higher

Note:  Memory requirements may vary from protocol to protocol.              

Free  Hard Disk Space

 

Screen Resolution

Minimum: 40 GB

  

Minimum: 1024 x 768

 

Operating System

·         Windows 2008 R2 SP1 64 bit

·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit

·         Windows 8 64 bit

·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8,9, 10 or 11

 

 

Linux Standalone Load Generator Configurations

This section describes the supported operating systems and CPU types for installing a standalone Load Generator on Linux systems.


Processor

CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible

Speed: 2 GHz or higher recommended, 1 GHz minimum.

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 1GB

Recommended: 4 GB or higher

Note:  Memory requirements may vary from protocol to protocol.       

Operating System

·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 32 bit 5.8, 6.0

·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64 bit 5.8, 6.4

·         Ubuntu Server Linux 32 bit or 64 bit, 10.04 LTS

·         Ubuntu Server Linux 32 bit or 64 bit, 12.04 LTS

·         Oracle Enterprise Linux 32 bit 5.0 RH, 6.0 RH, 6.0 UEK 

·         Oracle Enterprise Linux 64 bit 5.0 RH, 6.4 RH, 6.0 UEK

·         Amazon Linux AMI 2012.03 or later, 32bit or 64bit

 

 


VuGen and Analysis Configurations (Standalone versions)

This section describes the system requirements for installing any of the LoadRunner components.


Processor

CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible

Speed: 2 GHz or higher recommended, 1.6 GHz minimum.

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 2GB  Recommended: 4GB or higher

Free  Hard Disk Space

Minimum: 40 GB

Screen Resolution

Minimum: 1024 x 768

Operating System

·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit

·         Windows 8 64 bit

·         Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit

·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit (On standalone Analysis only)

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer  8, 9, or 10

 

MI Listener Configurations

This following table describes the system requirements for the MI Listener.


Processor

CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible

Speed: 1.6 GHz minimum, 4 GHz or higher recommended

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 2GB

Note: Memory needs depend on the number of Load Generators and Controllers connected to the MI Listener.

Operating System

·        Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit

·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit

·         Windows 8 64 bit

·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit

 

 

Virtual Environments

 

HP ALM Performance Center is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi 5.0 and higher. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by Virtualization vendors as long as the 3rd party vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the HP ALM Performance Center approved system requirements for physical hardware, then HP ALM Performance Center will function as designed.

 

 

Installation and Configuration Information for LoadRunner 12

 

Prerequisite Software

Specific software needs to be installed before you can install LoadRunner. When you run the LoadRunner installation wizard, if the prerequisite software is not already installed on your computer, the wizard detects which software is missing and provides the option to install it.


The following prerequisite software needs to be installed:

·         Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1

·         .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

·         Windows Imaging Component. This is a prerequisite for .NET Framework 4.0.

·         .NET Framework 4

·         Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 SP3 for Microsoft .NET Redistributable Runtime MSI

·         Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0 for Microsoft .NET Redistributable Runtime MSI

·         Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x86)

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x64)

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x86)

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x64)

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x86)

·         Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 SP1 (or later)

Note: On Windows 8, a restart is required after installing the prerequisite Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Packages. After the prerequisites are installed, restart the machine and then run setup.exe for LoadRunner from the DVD or from the downloaded package if you are installing VuGen standalone, Analysis standalone, or a Load Generatror.

 

System Requirements for VuGen, Controller, and Analysis

This section describes the system requirements for installing any of the LoadRunner components.


Processor

CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible

Speed: 1.6 GHz or faster

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 2GB  Recommended: 4GB

Free  Hard Disk Space

Minimum: 40 GB

Screen Resolution

Minimum: 1024 x 768

Operating System

·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit

·         Windows 8 64 bit

·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit (For Controller and Analysis only)

·         Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit

 

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, or 10


Host and Windows Standalone Load Generator Configurations

This section describes the system requirements for installing a Performance Center Host and a standalone Load Generator on Windows.

Processor

CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible

Speed: 1.6 GHz or faster

Note for Pentium Processors: Intel Hyper-Threading technology is not supported. Hyper-Threading can be disabled in the BIOS. For more information, see: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/pentium4/sb/CS-017371.htm

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 1GB

Recommended: 4 GB or higher

Note:  Memory requirements may vary from protocol to protocol.              

Free  Hard Disk Space

Minimum: 40 GB

Operating System

·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit

·         Windows 8 64 bit

·         Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit

·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8,9, 10 or 11

 

 

Linux Standalone Load Generator Configurations

This section describes the supported operating systems and CPU types for installing a standalone Load Generator on Linux systems.


Processor

CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible

Speed: 1.6 GHz or faster

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 1GB

Recommended: 4 GB or higher

Note:  Memory requirements may vary from protocol to protocol.       

Operating System

·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 32bit 5.8, 6.0

·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64bit 5.0, 6.4

·         Ubuntu Server Linux 32bit 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS

·         Ubuntu Server Linux 64bit 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS

·         Oracle Enterprise Linux 32 bit 5.0 RH , 6.0 RH, 6.0 UEK

·         Oracle Enterprise Linux 64 bit 5.0 RH, 6.4 RH, 6.0 UEK

·         Amazon Linux AMI 32bit and 64 bit (version 2012.03 or later)


 

MI Listener

This following table describes the system requirements for the MI Listener.


Processor

CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible

Speed: 1.6 GHz or faster

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 2GB

Note: Memory needs depend on the number of Load Generators and Controllers connected to the MI Listener.

Operating System

·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit

·         Windows 8 64 bit

·          Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit

·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit

 

Virtual Environments

 

HP LoadRunner is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi 5.0 and higher. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by Virtualization vendors as long as the 3rd party vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the HP LoadRunner approved system requirements for physical hardware, then HP LoadRunner will function as designed.