Silk Performer Feature Requests

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  1. Introduce support for RDP protocol

    It would be good to have Silk Performer introduce support to RDP protocol.

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  2. restart users in loadtest

    During a load test it can occur that user fail and stop running (halted state). Currently there is no way to restart the user if it fails.
    This means that you wont reach your pre-defined load. The only way to get your load is to restart the test run.

    Being able to restart users during a test run will result in a valid test instead of stopping and starting a new test run.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. provide breakpoint to debug the scripts

    while debugging the scripts we dont have an option to create breakpoints to stop at a particular place.

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  6. 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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  7. Specify Timer names for Browser Driven Functions

    Within the Browser Driven Load Testing feature, Silk Performer will record timer names for the likes of BrowserClick etc, based on the content of the XPath locator string of an element.

    It would be good to have a feature within Silk Performer that would allow you to manually specify the named assign to a function during record, whether it be recording at the Protocol level or via the Browser Driven approach

    13 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Web interface for cloudburst tests

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

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  12. Maintaining SP test results in SilkCentral over the long duration.

    Maintaining SilkPerformer test results in SilkCentral over the long duration.
    To generate Silk Performer like report you need to know lots of load test specific parameters like TestDefExecIDpkfk id. It should be easier to comparing results across multiple execution. When using the Repository it’s really easy, a LoadTest id gets generated; but when we store results in SilkCentral the load test id is zero.

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  13. Command Line option allowing to stop a load test run

    Currently It is allowing to start or abort a load test run through command line.

    It will be nice, if we could even stop / kill currently active load test.

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  14. Browser Driven scripts need to raise errors for http4xx and 5xx responses.

    By default, a browser driven script does not raise an error for an action that results in a http4xx or 5xx error unless the script explicitly verifies some DOM information on the page that might indicate that there was an error. In many pages one might not see an effect from the DOM layer that an error has happened. If there was a 404 error on a missing gif that is used for on screen formatting (blank.gif) one wouldn't really see it. Sometimes a javascript request for a page may return a 400 or a 500 error as well. The…

    6 votes
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  15. 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.

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  16. 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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  17. Project Agents - Check

    In Silk Performer 10 and 15 when one checks the project agents the application returns the agents name (or IP address, depending upon how one entered the agent's name); STATUS [OK], the processors on the agent machine, the amount of memory, the OS Version Number, and the Agent Version Number. It sure would be nice to report back the version of Internet Explorer on the machine for BDLT testing, since the versions of IE have to match. We have 18 agent machines in 2 computer labs and folks are quite frequently trying out other versions of IE - which blows…

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  18. include a parameter in the MeasureStop function to exclude the thinktimes within

    Include a parameter in the MeasureStart and MeasureStop function to exclude the thinktimes within.

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  19. Option to Extend Acceptable Attribute Value with Browser Driven Recording in Silk Performer

    During a BDLT recording, it seems that the acceptable max value length for an attribute is 20 characters long, if the value supersedes this length the recorder will move on and select another attribute as part of the XPath Locator.

    A feature which increases the acceptable length of a value for an attribute during record would be beneficial, for example SilkTest have the ability to edit the following:

    OPTXBROWSERLOCATORMAXATTRIBUTEVALUELENGTH

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  20. Make SilkPerformer trying to connect to the internet an option that you can disable

    Currently, SilkPerformer automatically connects to the internet when you start the workbench. It connects to some CloudBurst servers and to Microfocus. While this may be considered useful for some customers, it's quite annoying when your Silk installation can't reach the internet. Please make it an option you can disable.

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