Release: LoadGen 2023-Q2 -

We are thrilled to introduce to you our Q2-2023 release of LoadGen Suite which features a robust and efficient web testing functionality. This advanced feature has been added to enhance the productivity and ease of conducting comprehensive web application testing.

With the Q2-2023 release, you can now utilize LoadGen Load & Performance WebTesting with the LoadGen Core Agent, compatible with both Linux and Windows operating systems. Our user-centric testing capabilities include compatibility with major browsers such as Chrome, Chromium, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox, and from Q3-2023, we will also be including Webkit.


The LoadGen WebTesting feature allows you to record and convert your interactions with your web applications - including clicks, typing, and other actions - into valuable, actionable data and validations. Furthermore, we have incorporated the use of variables and data sources for a seamless input of data into your Software as a Service (SAAS) applications.

A key feature of our web testing tool is its ability to measure waiting time associated with specific user actions. This metric is crucial in evaluating user experience and application performance, as it offers you a comprehensive perspective on the performance of your application from the user's point of view.

Our step-by-step guide aims to assist you in effectively using these latest features, irrespective of the operating system you're using. Please note that it is essential to ensure reliable network communication among the various components of the LoadGen test infrastructure for seamless performance and data exchange. In instances where LoadGen components are established on different networks, a secure connection may need to be created, typically through a Site-to-Site Virtual Private Network (VPN).

As we continue to strive for excellence and improve user experience, we invite you to discover the world of LoadGen Load & Performance WebTesting and experience the potential of efficient web application testing.

LoadGen General

  • Allow Separation of Core Agent: This new feature adds more versatility to your LoadGen experience by enabling the Core Agent's separation.
  • Add Web Testing Support powered by Playwright: In our commitment to boost your testing capabilities, we've introduced a major feature - Web Testing, powered by the renowned Playwright.
  • Disable Auto-update of Citrix WorkSpace: With this update, you now have greater control over your Citrix Workspace with the option to disable its auto-update feature.

LoadGen Cloud and LoadGen Insight

  • LoadGen Cloud - End-to-End Monitoring is released, please contact us for a demo.
  • Several enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Multiple fixes for the LoadGen Cloud Agent and LoadGen Cloud Studio.

LoadGen Configurator

  • Add Rescan Button in Agent Pane: This new feature enhances the user interface with the addition of a rescan button in the Agent pane, making it easier to refresh your Agent's data.

LoadGen Director

  • Fix for 'Starting a load test for a second or third time will not use remaining time': We have resolved a bug that was preventing the proper use of remaining time when starting a load test for the second or third time.
  • Save Images in DUAF Table: A new feature has been added that allows for the saving of images in the DUAF table, enhancing the flexibility of our data management.
  • Fix for 'Edit button is not working in Web profile': We have addressed a bug that was causing the edit button in the Web profile to not work as intended. This fix should improve user interface interaction.
  • Fix for 'Web application and measurement charts are empty during test': We've resolved an issue where web application and measurement charts were not populating data during testing.
  • Enhancement 'Core Profile change layout': We have made layout changes to the LoadGen Core Profile for a more intuitive and efficient user experience.
  • Fix for 'Target env. WebTesting': The LoadGen Director has been updated to fix an issue with targeting the environment in WebTesting.
  • Fix for 'Exception adjusting users from Load Scenario window': We've resolved an exception that was being thrown when adjusting users from the Load Scenario window.
  • Fix for 'Usertypes are not respected when running multiple Load Scenario phases': We've fixed an issue where user types were not being properly respected when running multiple Load Scenario phases.

LoadGen Studio and LoadGen Functional Studio

  • Several enhancements and bug fixes (General, User Actions, Disabling Applications).
  • Several styling optimizations. 
  • Bug Fix: 'Regex form does not input previous settings': We've patched an issue where the Regex form did not retain previous settings.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Regex is not working, the name field is always saved': A fix has been implemented to resolve an issue where the name field was continuously saved in WebTesting's Regex operation.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Variable in control is not working': We've resolved an issue where the variable in control was not functioning correctly in WebTesting.
  • Bug Fix: 'Right mouse click not working': A problem with the right mouse click not responding has been successfully addressed.
  • Bug Fix: 'Disappearance on control does not work correctly': We've rectified an issue where controls were not disappearing correctly.
  • Bug Fix: 'Iteration is not correct': We've addressed an issue that was causing incorrect iterations.
  • Bug Fix: 'User Action Block return button not working': We've resolved an issue where the return button was not functioning correctly in User Action Block.
  • New Feature: 'Include waste time in subtransaction': As a new feature, we've incorporated the ability to include waste time in subtransactions.
  • Bug Fix: 'Functional testing - issue with dragging first created items': An issue with dragging the first created items in functional testing has been addressed.
  • Bug Fix: 'Functional testing - Exception on first startup': We've resolved an exception that occurred during the first startup of functional testing.
  • Bug Fix: 'Several exceptions when starting new LoadGen Studio': We've dealt with several exceptions that were arising when starting a new LoadGen Studio.
  • Bug Fix: 'Cloud - Exception with starting when VS Runtime is not installed': We've addressed an exception that was occurring when starting Cloud if VS Runtime wasn't installed.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - remove placeholders for empty action items': We've removed placeholders for empty action items in WebTesting to enhance clarity.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Pipe broke with web testing': A bug causing a broken pipe issue during web testing has been fixed.
  • Bug Fix: 'Adjust Control variable check styling': We've adjusted the styling for the Control variable check to improve readability.
  • Bug Fix: 'Icons in new Applications are not correct': We've resolved an issue where incorrect icons were displayed in new Applications.
  • Bug Fix: 'Send datasource form no ok / cancel': We've made changes to the datasource form, ensuring the OK and Cancel buttons are now functioning as intended.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Free text validation error': We've fixed a bug related to the free text validation in WebTesting.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Wrapping a validation with measurement not connected to validation': An issue where the validation was not connected to the measurement when wrapping a validation in WebTesting has been resolved.
  • New Feature: 'WebTesting - Add System Variable Browser': We've added a new feature that allows you to use a System Variable Browser in WebTesting.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Fix waste times: We've fixed the waste time issue in WebTesting to ensure a more accurate measurement of times.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Exception when starting WebTesting on Sandbox': We've resolved an exception that previously occurred when attempting to start WebTesting on Sandbox.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Recorder user combo is larger than usertype': An issue where the Recorder user combo was larger than the usertype in WebTesting has been fixed.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Start recording nothing happens': We have addressed the problem of the recording not starting in WebTesting.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - When using Send screenshot of full page results in strange things': An issue that resulted in unexpected results when sending a screenshot of a full page in WebTesting has been fixed.
  • Bug Fix: 'WebTesting - Validation controls are available in variable': We've resolved an issue in WebTesting where validation controls were incorrectly available in the variable.
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LoadGen Analyzer

  • Several enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Several styling optimizations.
  • Fix for 'Export chart data does not work': We have addressed the bug that was preventing the export of chart data. This fix should allow for smoother and more efficient data handling.
  • Fix for 'X-axis change results in minutes instead of hours': We've corrected an issue where changes to the X-axis would display minutes instead of hours, allowing for more accurate data visualization.

LoadGen Agent

  • Several enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Improved installation speed and checks.
  • Set chmod for Agent files: This update ensures proper file permission settings in our Agent files, further enhancing the security of your testing environment.
  • Starting Core Agent displays version number: The introduction of this feature allows for easier tracking and management, as starting the Core Agent will now display its version number.
  • Fix for 'Stopping test results in hard exception': We've identified and addressed an issue where stopping tests would result in a hard exception. This fix improves the stability of test executions.
  • Fix for 'WebTesting - Datasource not working': This bug fix resolves the issue with the WebTesting Datasource not working as expected.
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