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Understanding RTE Vuser Technology

RTE Vuser Scripts Introducing RTE Vuser Scripts
Creating Vuser Scripts
Chapter 14, page 251
Understanding RTE Vuser Technology
An RTE Vuser emulates the actions of a real user. Human users use terminals or
terminal emulators to operate application programs.
In the RTE Vuser environment, LoadRunner replaces the human user with a
Vuser. The Vuser operates RTE-Gate, LoadRunner's terminal emulator.
RTE-Gate works like a standard terminal emulator, supporting common protocols
such as IBM 3270 & 5250, VT100, and VT220.
Since RTE-Gate is specially enhanced for load testing, it enables you to:
Replace the human user with a Vuser script that operates an application program
by using LoadRunner functions.
Record the operations that you perform on the application program, thereby
generating Vuser scripts quickly and easily.
Run a large number of RTE Vusers on a single workstation.
Control the terminal--view, hide, and kill it--using the Controller.
Terminal
Application
Human User
Emulator
Program
RTE-Gate
Application
Vuser
Program