Run and Control Rational Performance Tester executions and Reports using a web browser - Part 1
Table of Contents
- Configure Web Reports
- Execution Control
- Display Report
- Export Data
- Customize Web Reports
Traditionally Rational Performance Tester execution is monitored, controlled and reports can be viewed in the workbench. Recently a new feature has been introduced that would allow the test execution be monitored, controlled, view reports, and export data if needed using a browser on another system. Reports can be customized as well.
This article explains how to configure, use web reports in Rational Performance Tester. This feature is being improved as new versions of RPT get released. This document refers to RPT v18.104.22.168. Customization of Reports would be discussed more in detail in Part 2 of this article.
Configure Web Reports
To enable web reports, go to RPT -> Window -> Preferences -> Test -> Performance Test Reports -> Web Reports -> select Allow remote access from a web browser check box.
For Non-secure web access, select No security is required to access reports check box. By default, the non-secure port number for web reports is 8080. If this port number is used by another service, you can provide another port number.
To provide security for web reports, select the Security is required to access reports check box.
- By default, the secure port number for web reports is 8443. If this port number is used by another service, you can provide another port number.
- Select the User authentication is required to access reports check box and specify the login credentials. You must use the same login credentials to access reports remotely.
To access reports remotely, on another computer, open a web browser and type http://host_name:port_number/RPTWeb/WebAnalytics/. To access a secured report, type https://host_name:port_number/RPTWeb/WebAnalytics/ and specify the login credentials if you have set it. The host name is the Rational Performance Tester workbench computer name and the port number is as specified in Windows > Preferences > Test > Performance Test Reports > Web Reports.
To control the schedule execution remotely using a browser, select Allow control of schedule execution from the web browser check box as shown in the image below.
When accessed remotely during execution of schedule, it appears similar to the screen below. Using this, it is possible to Change Number of Users, Manage Synchronization Points, Stop Test Run, Change Stage Duration and Change Log Level
Rational Performance Tester Web Reports can display Custom Reports, Protocol Independent Reports, Display Service Report, HTTP Reports, Socket Reports, TN3270 Reports and Selenium Execution Report
Under HTTP Reports - Page Performance Report you will find the following tabs.
Page Performance Report
Response Vs Time Summary
Server Health Summary
You can export reports in HTML format for others to view; export an entire run or specific counters to a CSV file for further analysis; or export report metadata (templates) so that other users can generate any custom reports that you have created.
You can also export the web-based charts as image.
- Creating executive summaries of reports
You can export information from an entire report as an executive summary. An executive summary is a document in rich text format (RTF) that contains charts, tables, and basic information about a test run. You can then open the summary in a word processing program to further format and annotate the data.
- Exporting report counters to a CSV file
To perform further analysis on test results, export the report counters to a CSV file. You can change the test preferences to export results automatically.
- Exporting reports to HTML format
You can export an entire report to HTML format. You can then email the report or post it on a web server. The exported report can be displayed and printed from any web browser. To further analyze the data, paste the exported report into a spreadsheet program.
If the default reports do not address your needs, you can create a new customized report.
- In RPT Test Navigator view, double-click a run.
- In the Performance Test Run Dashboard view, click New Custom Report.
- Type a report name and click OK.
- Click the Add a new tab to the report icon.
- In the Add a Tab window, complete one of the following steps:
- To create a new tab, type a name for the tab, select one of the layout options, and choose a report to display on the tab. Click OK. An empty tab is created. To add a widget to the tab, click the Add icon.
- To reuse a tab from an existing report, click Import a tab from another report as selected below, select an existing report, and click OK.
- To add counters, click the Modify Graphic Content icon . For information about adding counters, see Managing counters in a graph.
- To save the changes, click Save.
Customizing Web Reports will be discussed more in detail in Part 2 of this article.