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Planning LoadRunner Implementation

Understanding LoadRunner Load Test Planning
LoadRunner Controller User's Guide (Windows)
Chapter 3, page 55
Planning LoadRunner Implementation
The next step is to decide how to use LoadRunner to achieve your testing goals.
Defining the Scope of Performance Measurements
You can use LoadRunner to measure response time at different points in the
client/server system. Determine where to run the Vusers and which Vusers to run
according to the test objectives:
Measuring end-to-end response time:
You can measure the response time that a typical user experiences by running a
GUI Vuser or RTE Vuser at the front end. GUI Vusers emulate real users by
submitting input to and receiving output from the client application; RTE Vusers
emulate real users submitting input to and receiving output from a character-
based application.
You can run GUI or RTE Vusers at the front end to measure the response time
across the entire network, including a terminal emulator or GUI front end, network
and server.
GUI
API
Server
Client
Middleware
RTE