Release notes for HCL OneTest Performance

This document contains information about what's new, installation, and known issues in HCL OneTest Performance and contact information of HCL.

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Product description

You can find the description of HCL OneTest Performance.

HCL OneTest Performance is a scripting-free environment for automating load and scalability testing of web, ERP, and server-based software applications. HCL OneTest Performance provides rich and customizable reporting to help you identify the presence and cause of system bottlenecks. HCL OneTest Performance captures the network traffic that is rendered when the application under test interacts with a server. This network traffic is then emulated on multiple virtual users while playing back the test. See Product overview.

What's new

You can find information about the features introduced in this release of HCL OneTest Performance.

  • Microsoft Azure DevOps integration

    You can now integrate HCL OneTest Performance with Azure DevOps by using the HCL OneTest Studio extension to run tests as tasks in Azure DevOps pipelines. See Integration with Azure DevOps.

  • Support for console mode installation by using the stand-alone installer

    You can now install HCL OneTest Performance and HCL OneTest Performance Agent by using the stand-alone installer on Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating systems in console mode where GUI mode is not supported. See Installing the product in the console mode and Installing Agent in the console mode.

  • Support for Jaeger traces view

    You can now use the Jaeger to view test logs of tests or schedules that you run from the command-line interface to analyze traces of transactions between distributed services. See Integration of Jaeger with the product.

  • A quick view in reports

    You can now add the additional counters on a separate page without editing an existing report to investigate performance issues in detail. See Adding additional counters on a separate page.

  • Updates to Dataset CSV Editor

    The browser-based CSV Editor provides additional options that include Find and Replace, Undo, and Redo to organize your data in the dataset in a better way. See Editing datasets.

  • Labels for Resource Monitoring sources

    In HCL OneTest Performance, you can now select the data sources in a schedule based on the labels that you added for the data sources in HCL OneTest Server. See Enablement of Resource Monitoring services for a schedule.

  • Environment variables for Jenkins

    You can now set environment variables on the Jenkins server as inputs to the text fields that are available for HCL OneTest Performance test in a Jenkins build step. See Testing with Jenkins.

  • Enhancement to performance reports

    • The Overall page of the performance report is updated to show the Page VPs, Page Element VPs, Page Status Codes, Page Element Status Codes, and Page Health information in an individual chart and the information about the overall verification point in a pie chart. See Overall page.

    • The Resources page of the performance report is updated to show the resource counters information in front of their Resource Monitoring source name. The Performance Summary table now shows the Type of the source and Name of the resource counter in two different columns. See Resources page.

    • You can now view and monitor the counter information generated by the custom code on a graph when the custom code starts in the test run. See Adding custom counters to reports.

  • Enhancements to SAP GUI

    Most of the steps are automated now when you record SAP tests by using an SAP batch input test recording wizard. See Recording a SAP batch input test.

  • Properties Verification Points in Service Test

    You can now add verification points for the properties in a test response when you record a service test or after you record the service test. See Adding properties verification points to a test response.

  • Support for Text message in WebSphere MQ protocol configuration

    After you create a WebSphere MQ protocol configuration, now you can change the message format by selecting the Text Message check box in the Message Structure. See Creating a WebSphere MQ protocol configuration.

System requirements

You can find information about the hardware and software compatibility required for HCL OneTest Performance.

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see the system requirements document.

Known issues

You can find information about the known issues identified in this release of HCL OneTest Performance.

Known issues are documented in the download document and in the form of individual tech notes in the Support Knowledge Base. The knowledge base is continually updated as issues are discovered and resolved. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to issues.

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Contacting HCL support

You can find information about HCL technical support assistance for HCL OneTest Performance.

  • For technical assistance, contact HCL Customer Support.
  • Before you contact HCL support, gather the background information that you will need to describe your problem. When describing a problem to the HCL support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:
    • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
    • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
    • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
    • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.