After installing Rational Performance Tester, what additional configurations should be done to ensure successful recording and playback?
I recommend the following:
1. install the java policy files, refer to "Downloading the unrestricted JCE policy files for Rational Performance Tester " at
If using external load agents, make sure the java policy files for the agents are updated as well.
A quick and easy test to confirm the policy files have been installed and are in effect is to restart RPT and do a recording.
Go to the web site https://www.howsmyssl.com
Before the policy files have been applied the list of ciphers will be similar to
After the policy files have been applied the list of ciphers should be similar to
The above list is truncated but notice it includes 256 bit ciphers needed for some HTTPS site
2. configure both IE and Firefox with the RPT recording cetificate, refer to "How to configure HTTPS recording performance test"
3. For IE under Options -> Advanced, uncheck "Warn about certificate address mismatch*"
4. For Firefox, under Options ...Security, uncheck
"Warn me when sites try to install add-ons"
"Block reported attack sites"
"Block reported web forgeries"
This just adds extraneous traffic to the test.
Doing these 4 simple additional configuration changes will resolve most recording issues with RPT when recording HTTPS sites