Release notes for HCL OneTest Performance

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

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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. It 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.

  • Support to install and use the product in different languages

    You can now use the stand-alone installer and the product in your preferred language. You can select the preferred language for the stand-alone installer and the product by selecting the language during the installation of the product. See Installation of the product by using the stand-alone installer.

  • Introducing the new execution agent as part of HCL OneTest Performance Agent installation

    An execution agent is now delivered as part of HCL OneTest Performance Agent. You can use this execution agent to perform the automation testing of the Windows desktop applications, mobile web, hybrid applications on iOS and Android devices. During the installation of HCL OneTest Performance Agent, the execution agent is installed automatically. See Installation of the Agent on Windows systems.

  • Support for application performance management tools

    You can now use AppDynamics or Dynatrace applications with HCL OneTest Performance to enhance the data collection by adding filters based on HTTP headers that you used in tests. See Using Application Performance Management in a schedule.

  • Using a JSON notation in a reference for an HTTP test

    If a request or a response contains the JSON data, then the test editor displays a value in a more readable JSON format. If you create a reference in the JSON data, you can now use the JSON notation instead of a regular expression to locate the JSON value at run time. See Creating a reference or field reference.

  • Support to record tests by using the Microsoft Edge browser

    After you install HCL OneTest Performance either on Windows systems or Mac operating systems, you can now choose the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser to record the following tests:
    • HTTP tests

    • Citrix tests from the Citrix Web Interface

    • SAP tests when initiated from HTTP SAP-portal

    • Service tests when recorded from a browser

    See Recording an HTTP test.
  • Support to the latest version of the SAP GUI client

    You can now record and play back tests of SAP applications built with the SAP GUI client V7.7.

  • Bug fixes

    Fixed customer-reported and internally found defects.

Installing the product

You can find information about the installation and upgrade instructions for HCL OneTest Performance.

For installation instructions, see Installation of the product by using the stand-alone installer.

Remember: You cannot upgrade the product to the latest version. You must uninstall the existing version of the product before you install the latest version of the product.

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.

Product Download document Knowledge Base

HCL OneTest Performance

Release document

HCL support

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, you must gather the background information that you might need to describe your problem. When you describe 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.