What is a LoadGen Agent?

The LoadGen Agent is a Windows Service that will launch the different test user sessions. For Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop, and VMware Horizon the LoadGen Agent can launch multiple user sessions to the backend IT environment. When you use the LoadGen Agent in combination with a Fat Client (Windows 7, Windows 10, and Windows 11) it is capable to launch one simultaneous session each time.

You can let the wizard install the LoadGen Agent software on this machine or on remote machines, but you need to provide (local) administrator credentials to connect to these machines. Once installed, you can use the LoadGen Agents in your tests and uninstall them from the LoadGen Director. Read this article to see which TCP ports are used for communication between the LoadGen Agents and other components.
Systems under Test functionality are totally renewed from the LoadGen Q3 2021 release. You can now use LoadGen Agents to retrieve Systems Under Tests from machines in the proximity of the LoadGen Agent physical location. As an example: you have multiple data centers in different locations. Just add a LoadGen Agent in each data center and collect the Performance Counters of each machine you want to collect the Performance Counters. Read more about Systems Under Test in the following articles: On-Premises and Cloud.

Read more about installing the LoadGen Agent manually in this article.

LoadGen Core Agent

With the LoadGen Q1 2022 release, we introduce the LoadGen Core Agent. This LoadGen Core Agent can be installed on Linux and Windows machines and support any command line you want to use (for connecting to Azure Virtual Desktop, Remote Desktop Environments, VMware Horizon, Parallels, and many more). We also natively support Citrix connections and with the LoadGen Q2 2023 release we also support native web testing on the following browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Chromium, and WebKit. Read more about installing the LoadGen Core Agent in this article.


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