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Convert LoadRunner to Open-Source JMeter in Minutes

Converting LoadRunner to open-source JMeter can result in greatly advanced load testing abilities. Learn how to do it in this article.

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As agile software development, continuous integration, and continuous delivery gain traction in many organizations, the democratization of performance testing is being widely adopted. This is leading to more testing and far greater coverage. Development teams are relying less on waiting for scarce external load testing resources. Instead, they are performance testing by using open-source easy-to-use Apache JMeter™ and using it early in the development cycle.

For a long time, HP LoadRunner was the only serious contender in the performance testing market and they could charge high annual license and maintenance fees. Besides the cost of the software itself, running large scale performance tests with LoadRunner is no easy feat.

LoadRunner’s meticulous test building and a long training process make load testing difficult — especially compared to JMeter’s simple test building process that is easy to adopt by practitioners and advanced load testing abilities. JMeter users also enjoy extensive open-source community support as well as integration with additional open-source tools, like Jenkins for Continuous Integration, or Taurus, an open-source testing automation framework. Finally, JMeter is free, which removes licensing barriers and makes it unlimited.

Many people are looking for an open source alternative for performance testing as a result of the high price of LoadRunner. Look no more, help is here.

The free Script Converter can convert LoadRunner HTTP to JMeter and LoadRunner TruClient to Selenium in minimum time. You can also convert to Taurus and BlazeMeter. In this blog post, we will explain how to convert your LoadRunner HTTP scripts to JMeter, Taurus, and BlazeMeter.

How to Convert Your LoadRunner Scripts to JMeter 

Please note that as of the current JMeter version 3.2, you will be able to convert the tests assuming only HTTP(S) protocol (and derivatives). In LoadRunner terms they are:

  • Web: HTTP/HTML
  • Web Services

1. Go here.

switch from loadrunner to jmeter

2. Compress your HTTP/TruClient script directory to a ZIP file. Upload the ZIP file to the converter.

3. Let the script conversion tool take it from there. 

convert loadrunner to open-source

4. Once the script conversion is complete, click on Download from BlazeMeter. If you need to, sign up to BlazeMeter for free.

script converter by blazemeter

5. Download the compressed converted ZIP file.

switch from loadrunner to jmeter for free

6. Open the downloaded file and open the folder named Your JMeter or Selenium Scripts.

switch from loadrunner to selenium

7. Copy the JMX files to a folder on your computer.

8. Open the JMX file in JMeter (install JMeter if necessary). Adjust the script if you need to and run it. 

run loadrunner in jmeter

That’s it! You just ran your LoadRunner file in JMeter with a few easy steps.

How to Convert Your LoadRunner Scripts to Taurus

The LoadRunner Script converter also enables you to convert your tests to Taurus, an open-source automation framework. Taurus allows you to easily run and automate open-source tests and view analytics. To learn about Taurus, click here.

To convert to Taurus, follow steps 1-5 from the JMeter conversion section, and start with step 6 below.

6. Copy the YML and TXT files and put them in the same folder on your computer. Adjust the YML file if necessary in your text editor.

run loadrunner in taurus

7. Install Taurus if necessary.

8. Run the command:

bzt <your_filename.yml> 

9. View and analyze the results: 

run loadrunner in open-source

That’s it! You just ran your LR file in Taurus in a few easy steps.

How to Convert Your LoadRunner Scripts to BlazeMeter

Your LoadRunner scripts can also be converted to BlazeMeter.

Follow steps 1-4 from the JMeter conversion section.

5. You can configure your tests by downloading the ZIP file. The Test History tab shows details such as which test execution engine is used, the umber of concurrent users, and the GEO location from where the tests are executed. 

convert loadrunnet to blazemeter

6. Launch the test for the default duration of 20 mins.

analyze loadrunner in blazemeter

That’s it! You can now view the test results on BlazeMeter:

loadrunner to jmeter and selenium

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