LoadRunner 12 System Specifications

Considering installing or upgrading to LoadRunner 12? Below are the latest specifications for the Controller, Generator, MI Listener, VUGen, and Analysis.

Controller

Processor CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatibleSpeed: 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 8, 9, or 10

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 compatibleSpeed: 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

Load Generators and MI Listener (Windows)

The following table describes the system requirements for installing a load generator or MI Listener on a Windows machine. Memory and CPU requirements vary per protocol and system under test.

Processor CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatibleSpeed: 1.6 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM) Minimum: 1GB Generator, 2GB MI Listener  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 8, 9, 10, or 11

Prerequisite Software (Windows)

The following software needs to be installed (dependencies) – if it is not already installed on your computer, the installation wizard detects which software is missing and provides the option to install it:

  • 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)

Load Generators (Linux)

The following table lists the system requirements for installing a load generator on a Linux machine. Memory and CPU requirements vary per protocol and system under test.

Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM) Minimum: 1GB Recommended: 4GB+
Free  Hard Disk Space Minimum: 500 MB

Supported Linux distributions

xNIX support includes the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 32-bit 5.8, 6.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit 5.8, 6.4
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 32-bit 5.0RH, 6.0RH, 6.0 UEK
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 64-bit 5.0RH, 6.0RH, 6.4 UEK
  • Ubuntu Server Linux 32-bit 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu Server Linux 64-bit 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS
  • Amazon Linux AMI 32-bit and 64-bit (version 2012.03 or later)

 Virtual Environments

HP LoadRunner 12 is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi 5.0 and higher.

Additional Information

For additional information on system specifications for LoadRunner as well Performance Center, go the following URL:

www.hp.com/go/pclr_sysreq

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With over 20 years of IT experience with various platforms and technologies, Scott has tested some of the largest applications and infrastructures in the world. He is a Certified Instructor and Certified Product Consultant in HP’s LoadRunner and Performance Center products. He currently holds HP certifications for ASE, ASC, and CI. A thought leader in the APM space, he speaks regularly at IT conferences and events



  • Nick Wilton

    It’s interesting that VuGen doesn’t officially support Internet Explorer 11, but the Load Generator component does. I wonder if this an omission on HP’s part.
    Also it would be good to clarify whether Windows 8 support extends to Windows 8.1 or not, even in an unofficial capacity.