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Jenkins and LoadRunner

I was recently asked if it was possible to integrate LoadRunner with Jenkins. I was not sure but after some research, it turns out that it is possible. Basically, all you need to do is setup Jenkins to use the Jenkins HP Application Automation Tools add-in and configure it to point to you LoadRunner Scenario info.

Jenkins HP Application Automation Tools add-in

I knew that this Jenkins plugin worked with ALM and QTP/UFT but it was news to me that is also works with HP LoadRunner 11.52. This add-in allows you to enable a trigger for LoadRunner Scenarios as a build step, and its results will show up in the Jenkins results dashboard.

Jenkins Setup

To start using the HP Application Automation Tools with LoadRunner you need to do the following setup work in Jenkins:

First, install the Jenkins HP Application Automation Tools add-in

1) In your Jenkins instance, navigate to the Manage Jenkins area and click on the Manage Plugins link.

2) Click on the Available Tab.

3) Under the Filter text box, enter HP.

4) Under the Available tab, look for the name HP Application Automation Tools.

5) Click on the Install checkbox and click on the Download Now and Install After
Restart button.

Configure Jenkins

Once the add-in is installed and you have restarted Jenkins:

  1. Click on the Jenkins>New Job menu option.
  2. Enter a Job Name – I named my RunLoadrunner – and click on the Build a free-style software project option. Click OK

  3. Under the your new project's configuration scroll down to the Build section and click on the Add build step and click on the Execute HP tests from file system option

  4. Under Build you should now have an option for LoadRunner-Specific Settings.. – Click on it.

  5. Under the LoadRunner Settings enter the following:
  • Controller Polling Interval – the time to poll the LR Controller for your scenario status
  • Scenario Execution Timeout – this is the total time for the execution of all your scenarios
  • Errors to Ignore – – during the run you can tell which errors to ignore

  1. Under the Build/Tests section enter the path to your LoadRunner scenario. For example, my scenario named JnekinsDebug.lrs lives under my D:\myLoadRuner directory. So my Tests field = D:\myLoadRunner

  2. Under the Post-build Actions section click on the Add post-build action and select Publish HP tests result

  3. Apply and Save your settings
  4. Run the LR job you just created like you would any standard Jenkins job

Set LoadRunner Scenario SLA

One thing to watch out for is to make sure that your scenario has a SLA defined. If it does not your Jenkins job will fail with a message similar to this:

To fix just go into your Scenario in the LoadRunner Controller and add a SLA:

LR Jenkins CI Wrap-up

That is how you integrate LoadRunner with Jenkins. Hope it helps. Let me know if I missed anything.

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