Choosing Monitors and Measurements in the Controller - LoadRunner

You specify the machines and measurements that the Controller will monitor during a scenario execution, using the monitored server machine dialog box.

To monitor a machine’s resources:

  1. Open the graph that you want to monitor in the graph view area and choose Monitors > Add Measurements, or right-click the graph and select Add Measurements. The monitored server machine dialog box opens.

    Choosing Monitors and Measurements in the Controller

  2. In the Monitored Server Machines section, click Add. The Add Machine dialog box opens.

    To monitor a machine’s resources:

    Note: For monitors that use SiteScope to monitor the server, an additional SiteScope Server Information section is displayed. For more information, see the relevant monitoring section.

  3. Enter the server name or IP address of the machine you want to monitor, select the platform on which the machine runs, and click OK.
    The machine that was added is displayed in the Monitored Server Machines box of the monitored server machine dialog box.

    To monitor a machine’s resources:

  4. Select the server machine that you want to monitor and, under the Resource Measurements on <server> box, click Add.
    The monitored server Add Measurements dialog box opens, displaying the available measurements.

    To monitor a machine’s resources:

    Note: The Add Measurements dialog box is different for each monitor. See the relevant monitoring section for specific add measurement instructions.

  5. Select the required measurements. You can select multiple measurements using the CTRL key.
  6. Click OK. The Add Measurements window closes, and the selected measurements are displayed in the Resource Measurement on <server> box of the monitored server machine dialog box.

    To monitor a machine’s resources:

  7. Click OK in the monitored server machine dialog box to activate the monitor.

Understanding the Add Machine Dialog Box

Adds the machine that you want to monitor to the Monitored Server Machines list.

Monitored Machine Information

  • Name: Enter the name or IP address of the machine that you want to monitor.
  • Platform: Enter the platform of the machine you want to monitor.

SiteScope Server Information

For monitors that use SiteScope, enter the following SiteScope server information:

  • Name: Enter the name of the SiteScope server.
  • Port: Enter the SiteScope port (default:8888)
  • Version: Enter the version of SiteScope running.

Understanding the Monitored Server Machine Dialog Box

Monitored Server Machines: The machines whose resources are being monitored.

  • Add: Displays the Add Machine dialog box, which adds the machine that you want to monitor to the existing list.
  • Delete: Removes the selected machine from the list.
    Note: In some cases, you can (or must) specify the server you want to monitor using other formats. See the relevant monitoring section in the LoadRunner Monitor Reference for more information.

Resource Measurements on <machine name>: Displays the resource measurements being monitored on the selected machine.

  • Add: Opens a dialog box that lets you create a list of resources to monitor on the selected machine.
  • Delete: Removes the selected resource measurement from the list.
    Description: Displays a description of the selected resource measurement.

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