Silk Performer Feature Requests

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  1. allow older versions in license

    Performer used to have "allow older version" option built into the new license - this meant you could upgrade and half the team could continue to use the old version to complete testing while new projects were started on the newer version.

    Think it was removed when the different VUs (Web, Standard,Premium) were added.

    Please bring this feature back!

    At the minute you get 90 days after upgrading to continue to use the old version - you are supposed to remove the old license after this time - this is impossible to remember.
    It would be much easier it the…

    11 votes
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  2. Option to Edit bounds in TrueLogs

    When you left-click and parse a value in TrueLog the bounds selected are sometimes not "long" / unique enough. Currently I edit the script after the fact however it would be great to be able to edit the default bounds in the Truelog.

    6 votes
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  3. Change the color scheme of the horizontal & vertical scroll bars in the new Test Summary pages

    In the Baseline Summary page the horizontal scroll is not too visible. I think the grey color theme could be changed such that both the vertical and horizontal bars are seen easily. If the screen is re-sized, the Next Steps and Help topic sections are not displayed in view.

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  4. Make SilkMeter UAC compliant

    Currently you cannot use mobile licensing in SilkMeter with UAC enabled, this causes problems in a secure envirnoment

    2 votes
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  5. License server details in Help | About

    Have an entry in Help | About showing which license server provides the licenses in the same dialogue.

    Saves some time checking which server is currently used in the LS config manager.

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  6. Viewing Coordinates for Citrix within TrueLog Explorer

    It would be very usefull to view the coordinates (X/Y and Size) on the citrix screen inside the TrueLog Explorer.

    29 votes
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  7. Feature to Restart Transaction

    Currently within Silk Performer, there is an option to exit a transaction if a specific error occurs, for example with the use of an event handle:

    if GetErrorCode(GetLastError()) = 71 then

     RaiseError(0, "Verification Error Transaction Exit", SEVERITY_TRANS_EXIT );
    

    It would be beneficial, if there was functionality within Silk Performer that would allow the restarting of a transaction

    9 votes
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  8. ip spoofing with BDLT

    It would be nice if SILK PERFORMER would support ip spooing in the Browser Driven Load Test mode, as it currently will not support this presently. Given how much more we are using the BDLT mode as opposed to HTML/HTTP, this would certainly be a nice to have feature.

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  9. Mobile Load test capability should support BDLT

    Many mobile site is made by AJAX technology. SilkPerformer is change to user-agent only.

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  10. transactions/sec per user type

    Overview report's Summary tables section provides transaction count and throughput (1/sec, 1/min, 1/h) on a global level.
    It can be useful to get this information for each user type. This information should preferably computed not based on each "sub-transaction" but on complete business transactions executed by VUs.

    IE,:

    transactions

    TInit : begin;
    
    T1 : 1;
    T2 : 2;
    TEnd : end;

    Trans/sec should be based on count of complete loop executed (T1+T2+T2=1 business transaction)

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  11. error rate

    It is rather common to fix as of acceptability criteria a maximal rate of error.
    Overview report's user types section provides #Transaction OK and #Transaction failed. But error rate must be manually calculated. Can be a good think to get this information built-in the report.

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  12. export/import user profiles

    For our test campaigns we generally reuse same user profiles from project to project. It would be glad to have a small tool allowing to export/import user profiles, allowing to store them out of individual project into a kind of user profiles repository.

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  13. PCOIC Protocol

    A current need we are seeing is to SilkPerformer support the PCOIC protocol. This protocol governs the connectivity of VMWARE infrastructure products such as VDI solutions. We need a way to test this infrastructure such as logging into a VMs and putting load on VMs by using Microsoft Products such as IE and Office (Outlook, IM Messenger) and even Eclipse.

    12 votes
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  14. It would be nice to be able to customize the cross load test reports.

    Woud like to be able to include/exclude certain things from the report. Like custom Timers, Page Timers etc.

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  15. Automatically update codepage to that of current system

    When exporting projects and sharing with colleagues who have different codepages the codepage function produces an error until the codepage is updated. So it would be good if part of the import included a check for codepage and an update of this function.

    2 votes
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  16. Web interface for cloudburst tests

    The ability to log into a web interface to get status updates on current cloud tests which are ongoing.

    7 votes
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  17. Email report at the end of a load test automatically.

    It would be good to have the option to automatically email the overview report at the end of a load test.

    3 votes
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  18. truelog customize seeesion handling - including header data

    Current sesion handling is only works with response body data. In the field multiple transactions is the mostly used rather than single transaction and this creates webcookie functions with hard coded session data. We need to handle this one manually and consumes a lot of time.

    ex) WebCookieSet("JSESSIONID=FCCF2F70D0BA8DC414DAAAD25507F127; domain=10.30.23.22; path=/; expires=Sun, 08 Jan 2023 11:31:23 GMT", "http://10.30.23.22:8080/kc/tu/KCTUStatAlert/selectM1.do");

    2 votes
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  19. XML editor

    when doing parmmeter of an XML script, SilkPerformer cann't do a good job on changing parameter of the XML.. basically it can't understand XML.

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  20. Ignoring recorded fwait values on playback

    Allow on Playback of the recorded script the capability to ignore any fwait values without running the workload in stress mode. We understand the purpose of the fwait, but would prefer the default of 0.00 to be used without having to modify every fwait that has a value greater than 0.

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