System Requirements

Applies to LoadComplete 4.97, last modified on May 20, 2019

Supported Operating Systems

LoadComplete supports both 32-bit and 64-bit editions (if any) of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8 and 8.1
  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

It is strongly recommended that you have the latest service packs and updates installed for the operating system.

If you use Windows Server 2008 R2, then you must install the WoW64 component of this operating system. This component is required by LoadComplete.

For information on using LoadComplete and the Windows Firewall, see LoadComplete and Windows Firewall.

Minimal System Requirements

  • Intel Core 2 Duo  2GHz or higher.

  • Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or later.

  • Adobe Flash Player 8 or later for Windows Internet Explorer (required to view charts in test results).

  • 4GB of RAM.

  • 1GB of disk space for installation.

    Additional free disk space is required to run load tests, as LoadComplete creates temporary files to store data generated during the test run. The actual free space required increases with the test size. It is recommended to have at least 200 MB of free space on your system disk in order to run small tests, and about 2 GB of free space to run large tests.

  • 1024 × 786 or higher display resolution.

  • Mouse or other pointing device.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Intel Core i7 with 4 or more cores.

  • A 64-bit operating system like Windows 7 SP1 or later.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or later.

  • Adobe Flash Player 8 or later for Windows Internet Explorer (required to view charts in test results).

  • 16GB of RAM or more.

  • A solid-state drive with 16GB of free disk space.

  • 1280 × 1024 or higher display resolution.

  • Mouse or other pointing device.

User Permissions

Installing LoadComplete

You must have administrator permissions on the computer where you are going to install LoadComplete or perform other installation-related tasks, such as repairing the LoadComplete installation or uninstalling LoadComplete. So, you must be logged on as an Administrator or be a member of the Administrators group on that computer.

In addition, if you are running the LoadComplete installation program from a network share, you must be logged on under a domain account that has read and execute permissions on that share.

Using LoadComplete

To use LoadComplete, administrator permissions are not required. However, on Windows 7 and later operating systems administrator permissions are required to perform specific tasks. For more information, see Using LoadComplete With Administrator Privileges.

Microsoft Office Excel Data Connectivity

To use data extracted from Excel files in your tests, you must have Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine OLE DB Provider installed on your computer. You can get this data provider as part of the following software:

LoadComplete Support for Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud

In order to run load tests on Amazon cloud computers, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or later must be installed on your computer.

Note: Microsoft .NET Framework must be installed on your computer prior to installing LoadComplete.

If you already have LoadComplete installed on your computer and want to enable support for Amazon EC2 on it, do the following:

  • Install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or later on your computer.

  • Reinstall LoadComplete.

For information on the requirements cloud computers must meet in order to be used as load stations, see About Load Testing on Cloud Computers.

Running LoadComplete on Virtual Machines

Virtual machines like Microsoft Virtual PC or VMware Workstation are considerable consumers of system resources. Typically, applications run slower on them than on a desktop computer. The more virtual machines are running concurrently on a computer, the slower they will work. If you are going to use LoadComplete on a virtual machine, then the computer used for testing should have a configuration that allows the computer to reach highest performance possible (higher than what is specified in the Recommended System Requirements section above).

Monitoring the Oracle Database Performance

To monitor the performance of an Oracle database during load testing, Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) for Oracle Client appropriate for your version of Windows and for your version of the Oracle Server must be installed on your computer. See Requirements for Monitoring Oracle Databases.

Samples Requirements

LoadComplete includes the Basic Test sample that explains the basic actions performed by load tests. To use this sample correctly, the following software must be installed on your computer:

  • One of the supported operating systems (see above).

  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or later.

  • .NET Framework 3.5 (later versions are not currently supported).

  • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) ver. 2.8 Service Pack 1 or later.

Important: In order for the sample to function properly, on some computers, you may also need to enable certain IIS features. See LoadComplete Basic Test Sample for complete information.

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